Janet Lewis, M.D., speaks to what is also being called ‘eco-anxiety’, about the emerging fears and anxieties stemming from climate changes, when people are overwhelmed by the rush of complex political and scientific declarations, of the need to discuss strategies to help adults and children deal with what they read and hear, the role of hope and advocacy, and so on.
Elizabeth Hasse, M.D., defines air pollution, that the WHO ranks it as a crisis, and that the inhaled particles cause various psychiatric and medical diseases in our bodies. She also speaks to the importance of, and how to discuss air pollution, even with children.
Aric Attas, an artist, twice suffered from cancers. Out of necessity he found ways to use art and music to ease his suffering. He now gives those techniques to others. He also speaks about the Arts in Medicine associated with the University of Florida and involvement in local cancer treatment centers. He was a guest on NPR in June 2019
Robin Cooper, MD., describes growing research and concerns that heat waves do indeed alter behavior, including increased suicide and other violence, productivity, medical concerns and the need for proper hydration and cooling, education, interventions, etc.
Insights From History That Explain Mental Health Approaches and Treatments. Fernando E Forcen, M.D. and Ph.D., psychiatrist and health historian, reviews the evolution of these topics from antiquity, through the Renaissance and later, mixing science and migrations, other cultural and societal issues up through today, etc., and the absolute value of this knowledge in modern mental health care.
The court asked if this is a legal, religious, medical, or other issue. On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas statute banning abortion, that a right to abortion was implicit in the 14th Amendment as a right to privacy. Psychological aspects were also discussed. Soon again to be in the courts, this background might help. This is the 1972 hearing.
The court asked if this is a legal, religious, medical, or other issue. On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas statute banning abortion, that a right to abortion was implicit in the 14th Amendment as a right to privacy. Psychological aspects were also discussed. Soon again to be in the courts, this background might help. This is the 1971 hearing.
Peter Wilk, M.D., a psychiatrist, gives a history and updates on the public health hazards of nuclear devices and weapons. He believes they provide more psychological insecurity than security, and he provides approaches and links to reduce the ruinous and unapologetic biosocial blows of nuclear weapon use and when unintended problems occur with other nuclear devices.
These TED talks passionately capture much of the fundamental material and teachings about such tragedies, mental health, guns, and the role of violence, both with and without suicide. Aaron Star: why he almost was a mass murderer, then Sue Klebold: her son was a Columbine School shooter. An interesting note to consider is that both young men cut themselves
Bringing The Vulnerable To A Level Of Resilience - Pedro Greer, M.D., from Florida International University, describes a flourishing program that puts medical students directly into the patients’ homes to see the many whys and reasons they get sick, cannot get to or afford care, and the other tangible psycho-financial-cultural-social components of their lives, etc. February 2019
Alan Lockwood, M.D., addresses the history of, and current pressing scientific concerns, regarding global warming. Included are the growing political, social, physical and psychological (i.e., stress and insecurity) impacts of major changes in fresh water supplies, methane releases, heat, etc