Mental Illness

Book Review: Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

"...the difficulty of discovering some truths ought not blind us to the preponderance of evidence. Anecdotally—which is the first step of empiricism, and was the only step available before the scientific revolution—marijuana produces potheads, dropouts, deadbeats. Empirically, Berenson shows that in many people marijuana does something worse." - Mark Ward

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Pandemic spikes prescriptions for depression, anxiety, insomnia as expert warns of mental health crisis

"Express Scripts research shows that the number of prescriptions filled per week for antidepressant, anti-anxiety and anti-insomnia medications increased 21 percent between Feb. 16 and March 15, peaking the week ending March 15, when the virus was declared a pandemic." - CPost

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“My hope is that we in the church can understand wounds of the soul well enough that we move beyond the stigma we have associated with ‘mental’ illness.”

"The Mayo Clinic uses terms like 'conditions,' 'disorders,' and 'concerns' to explain the meaning of 'mental illness.' What I find so helpful about the definition they offer is the recognition that concerns 'become' illness when the suffering associated with them reaches a certain level of impact on a person’s life." - Christianity Today

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How J. P. Moreland Presented His Anxious Mind to God

"In public, J.P. Moreland is best known for battling in the arena of Christian apologetics. But privately, he has waged a personal struggle against occasionally debilitating mental illness. The longtime Biola University philosophy professor opens up about this side of his life in Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace." - Christianity Today

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Marijuana and psychosis: Real data, real bad

A just-published study in The Lancet:  “people who smoked marijuana on a daily basis were three times more likely to be diagnosed with psychosis compared with people who never used the drug. For those who used high-potency marijuana daily, the risk jumped to nearly five times.” - Christian Post

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"[W]e—especially cannabis advocates and those in the elite media who have for too long credulously accepted their claims—need to come to terms with the truth about the science on marijuana."

"The first four states to legalize marijuana for recreational use were Colorado and Washington in 2014 and Alaska and Oregon in 2015. ....Last year, they had almost 620 murders and 38,000 aggravated assaults—an increase of 37 percent for murders and 25 percent for aggravated assaults, far greater than the national increase." -  Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

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Pastor Rick and Kay Warren to Host SAMHSA’s Voice Awards in Los Angeles

"Pastor Rick and Kay Warren will host the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 2018 Voice Awards—a program that recognizes the efforts of the entertainment industry and individuals in the behavioral health community who work to increase awareness and understanding of mental illnesses, substance use disorders, or both." - SAMHSA.gov

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