This month's editors' picks include controversial topics-euthanasia, "conversion therapy," genius and madness, and more.
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How Mental Illness Really Feels, Expressed in Images
NAMI and Expressive Digital Imagery (EDI) partnered to educate the public on mental illness. We missed this story in February but it is important and compelling enough to include in this month's roundup.
Risk of Suicide After a Concussion
In a large study than spanned 20 years, Canadian researchers reported long-term risk of suicide in adult patients who had experienced a head injury. Interestingly, the group they studied was not confined to military personnel and athletes.
The Prescription Painkiller and Heroin Epidemic, Explained
A report on what is arguably the most devastating health crisis in America today.
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide of Patients With Psychiatric Disorders in the Netherlands 2011 to 2014
A JAMA Psychiatry study about the intricacies of what goes into a decision to make a truly life or death decision.
New York Move to Ban So-called “Conversion Therapy” Welcomed
APA applauds New York Gov. Cuomo’s stance to eradicate conversion therapy in New York State and implores the country follow suit.
Medical Doctors and Mental Health Professionals Are Finally Talking
The morbidity rate is greater in people with depression and other psychiatric disorders than those without. Perhaps because the stigma of mental illness has lessened, partnerships are forming that integrate both mental well-being and physical health.