mental-health-in-the-news

David Earl Johnson, LICSW

1 minute read

I’m going to try to write more short posts rather than work on a big paper for months before I post. There is a lot of hype about Facebook causing depression citing research. Actually, if you look, you will find the research had nothing to do with Facebook. Image via CrunchBase It all started with [this article][1] writing on [I’m going to try to write more short posts rather than work on a big paper for months before I post.

David Earl Johnson, LICSW

4 minute read

Tragically another music icon ends an incredibly creative life at age 27. Besides the uncanny fact that so many (10) incredibly talented musicians who died at 27, there is the other apparent truth that they all had everything their peers could have wanted. They were incredibly successful, had huge fan base, and were selling albums and tickets to concerts galore. What could possibly have gone wrong? Ms. Winehouse said living dangerously generated her creativity, and she was often photographed half-dressed, wild-eyed and disheveled.

David Earl Johnson, LICSW

4 minute read

Image by RightBrainPhotography via Flickr Unfortunately, this headline is very true. And it’s not because the mentally ill are more likely to commit crimes. In fact they are no more likely and often less likely to commit crimes than the general population. You might wonder, why are they in jail? The reason appears to be that though they are very much in need of treatment, they are not getting it.

David Earl Johnson, LICSW

5 minute read

Very sad and difficult times for people in this economy. Those who are still working are waiting for the next lay-off notice. Small businesses are struggling to make ends meet. Worse yet the unemployed are at their wits end. Virtually everyone I see in my practice these days are seeking treatment directly or indirectly because of the economy. Another hidden part of the drama is that the unemployment rate no longer includes those whose unemployment insurance has lapsed and they no longer register at the unemployment office as looking for work.