Getting Googled by Your Doctor

image edited by WI Will mental health clinicians become liable for missing your latest Facebook post? BY ERENE STERGIOPOULOS One day not long ago, police forcibly brought a man to the hospital after he updated his profile picture on Facebook. He was in his late 20s and had a long history of suicide attempts, a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and a close relationship with his mental-healthcare team, which typically consists of physicians, nurses, and social workers. On the day of the incident, the team leader—the doctor who makes medical treatment decisions—reportedly stumbled on his Facebook page by accident. Since she … Continue reading Getting Googled by Your Doctor

A Millennial Veteran Takes on the Notion That His Generation Isn’t Man Enough

by C. Brian Smith Millennial masculinity was publicly mocked twice in three days earlier this month. (It’s unclear how many times it was privately mocked over the same period of time.) First, Joe Scarborough compared the young men of today who “stay at home playing video games” with those of the Greatest Generation who “liberated Europe from Nazism.” https://melmagazine.com/media/0f80e503c1a88de31e2ebe8c203eded4?postId=d0d4277d86d9 Next, Tomi Lahren questioned the physical prowess of millennial men struggling to “lift their bags into overhead bins.” https://melmagazine.com/media/3b4fe54b09a2cf991b5b3f4b8f683ec4?postId=d0d4277d86d9 Finally, David Brooks claimed in The New York Times that we’re living through “a crisis of masculinity.” As a number of people have pointed out, this all seemed to fly in the … Continue reading A Millennial Veteran Takes on the Notion That His Generation Isn’t Man Enough

ANIMAL CRUELTY RISING ALONG WITH VIOLENCE AND A DISCONNECTION FROM NATURE

by Vic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times Few things exemplify the darkness lurking within the hearts of human beings quite like animal cruelty. While human beings bicker, fight and war amongst themselves, animals are increasingly being treated with a severe lack of respect and compassion. This is a growing social problem stewing just below the radar of mainstream awareness. Recently, police in Georgia encountered the worst case of animal cruelty they’ve ever seen, finding over 100 dogs chained to trees and penned up in the woods with no food, water or shelter. Rescuers in Dortmund, Germany were recently called out to save a … Continue reading ANIMAL CRUELTY RISING ALONG WITH VIOLENCE AND A DISCONNECTION FROM NATURE