Cause marketing of cosmetics to prevent suicide could mark the return of exploitation of a good cause for profit. Just as with we learned with Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon campaigns, we need to ask questions about where the profits are going and whether we should object.
Investigating exaggerated claims in the media about an article on mental health and suicidal thoughts and airline pilots I discovered the source of the distortions were the original article.
A meta-analysis of interventions for stress reduction among university students provides an opportunity to study anatomy of a meta-analysis.
Without adequate inpatient beds or intensive supportive mental health services in the community, increasingly jails and prisons have become the new asylum .
When the US government cracked down on drug companies promoting antidepressants for children and teens
One in a series of three blog posts about Pharma’s promotion of medication for treatment of depression in young children and teens. This post concerns legal action by the US federal government in which two pharmaceutical companies pleaded guilty and had to pay large sums of money because of their promotion of misleading claims about about […]
The inevitable wastefulness of suicide prevention programs – The innocent and the cynical make emotional appeals for suicide prevention programs. Open-minded citizen-scientists ask for simple numbers to do some calculations. Obtaining these numbers, they come to inevitable conclusions. This blog post shows you how to analyze emotional appeals for suicide prevention programs, whether they are […]
My introduction to a guest post by D.J. Jaffe DJ Jaffe is Executive Director, Mental Illness Policy Organization and his op-eds appear in the New York Times, Washington Post, Sacramento Bee, New York Daily News, New York Post, San Diego Union Tribune, Albany Times Union and numerous other publications. Read more about him here. You […]