mental health http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: What do we know about suicide and why are the rates rising? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-do-we-know-about-suicide-and-why-are-rates-rising <p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:20:34 +0000 Malihe Razazan 39191 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What do we know about suicide and why are the rates rising? Today on Your Call: What do we know about suicide, and why are the rates rising? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-do-we-know-about-suicide-and-why-are-rates-rising-0 <p>On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the underlying factors of suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control, every year, more than 38,000 Americans take their own lives. Suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have risen sharply in the past decade. What explains this? What are the warning signs and what can be done to prevent suicide? Join the conversation and call in with your questions on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p>Courtney Brown, hotline coordinator for the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Hotline</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 07:36:05 +0000 Malihe Razazan 39192 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What do we know about suicide, and why are the rates rising? Exhibit examines the social evolution of mental health http://kalw.org/post/exhibit-examines-social-evolution-mental-health <p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/26511880" style="border:1px solid #CCC;border-width:1px 1px 0;margin-bottom:5px" webkitallowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="511" scrolling="no" width="479"></iframe></p><div style="margin-bottom:5px"><strong><a href="https://www.slideshare.net/apenny/the-26511880" target="_blank" title="The Changing Face of What is Normal">The Changing Face of What is Normal</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="http://www.slideshare.net/apenny" target="_blank">Angela Penny</a></strong></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What is the definition of normal? Over </span><a href="http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/the-numbers-count-mental-disorders-in-america/" style="line-height: 1.5;">25 percent</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the US population over age 18 suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:40:20 +0000 Angela Penny 33510 at http://kalw.org Psychiatrist Recalls the Chaos of CA Prison Facilities http://kalw.org/post/psychiatrist-recalls-chaos-ca-prison-facilities <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. O’Neil Dillon served as the lead psychiatrist at Solano and San Quentin state prisons from 1994 to 2000. Before working in the California state prison system, Dr. Dillon practiced general psychiatry in Berkeley at Herrick Memorial Hospital and Alta Bates Hospital. He also serves as President of the Northern California Psychiatric Society.</span></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:50:45 +0000 Leah Rose 33142 at http://kalw.org Psychiatrist Recalls the Chaos of CA Prison Facilities Controversy and the DSM V http://kalw.org/post/controversy-and-dsm-v <p></p><p>Producer: Lisa Denenmark</p><p></p><p>The <em>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders</em> (DSM) has long been a Bible for mental health treatment.</p><p>Some clinicians say call the latest edition of the DSM a deeply flawed manual, but with a necessary common language for researchers and mental health professionals.</p><p>Some are outright rejecting it, saying that the new edition -- the DSM V -- is just a tool for the psychiatric drug industry to create more patients and prescribe more drugs.<br><br>Is it time for the DSM to go? &nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:55:00 +0000 City Visions 30909 at http://kalw.org Controversy and the DSM V