Tag Archives: mental health

A new crisis hotline for undocumented immigrants

Tweet Last week, the young undocumented woman pictured above, Yanelli Hernandez, was deported to Mexico. Her community rose up to fight the deportation, in light of the news that Yanelli was at risk of suicide (having one failed attempt) and that deportation put her mental health at serious risk. Despite the response in support of [...]
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Yet another study says abortion doesn’t pose a mental health risk

TweetAnti-choice activists, I hope you’re sitting down. It turns out that, contrary to your wishful thinking, having an abortion does not increase the chances a woman* will suffer mental health issues. Of course, some of you anti-choicers won’t be convinced by this evidence because it was done by scientists, which you’ll find sketchy. But just [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Agorafabulous! Dispatches From My Bedroom

Tweet I’m a long time fan of Sara Benincasa, who I interviewed last year. She’s a comedian, a sex advice columnist, a feminist, and she does a mean Peggy Olsen impression. She’s also a recovering agoraphobic, and her book Agorafabulous! Dispatches From My Bedroom, out in February, is based on her one-woman comedy show of the [...]
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Every day can be RUOK? Day

TweetYesterday was the second annual RUOK? Day, an nationwide Australian initiative aimed at preventing suicide. On RUOK? Day, Australians were urged to check in with the people they care about – friends, relatives, colleagues, partners – to ask how they were doing. As my future husband and RUOK Day spokesperson Hugh Jackman says, “Just take [...]
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New study finds that men suffer postpartum depression too

TweetAccording to new research published this month in the journal Pediatrics, new fathers are susceptible to postpartum depression. Researchers from the University of Michigan collected data from 1,746 new fathers in 20 cities, finding that over all, about 7 percent showed signs of depression. More than 40 percent of depressed fathers spanked their children, compared [...]
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