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Oct 11, 2017

Mental Health News, October 2017

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

On October 1, 2017 Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd at a Country music festival in Las Vegas. It was the worst mass shooting in American history, with 58 reported dead and hundreds more wounded—many of whom are still in hospital awaiting surgery or recovering from their injuries.

Oct 04, 2017

Let's Talk About Sex

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

The emotional/chemical bonding that a relationship produces in our brains is certainly wonderful, but it can be challenging for teenagers who are casually dating, especially when it comes to sexual intimacy.

Sep 27, 2017

Food News, September 2017

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

It seems like everyone is watching that new documentary on Netflix, What the Health. Several of my friends have even “gone vegan”, and say that their bodies feel much healthier and that they have more energy.

Aug 01, 2017

Mental Health News, August 2017

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Michelle Carter, 17, texted her boyfriend Conrad Roy, 18, to kill himself, and he did. That is the story we have all been told...

Jul 19, 2017

Mental Health News Part 2, July 2017

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

In my previous mental health blogs, I discussed the many problems associated with psychotropic drug use and mainstream psychiatric treatment. Yet what happens when someone wants to come off these drugs? How do they handle the withdrawal period? How do they “find themselves” again?

Jul 19, 2017

Mental Health News, July 2017

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

In my previous mental health blogs, I discussed the many problems associated with psychotropic drug use and mainstream psychiatric treatment. Yet what happens when someone wants to come off these drugs? How do they handle the withdrawal period? How do they “find themselves” again?

Jun 16, 2017

Mental Health News, June 2017

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Often, change seems to happen at a snail’s pace, and it is hard at times not to give up hope. Yet, as the movies so often tell us, “the night is darkest before the dawn.” And the sun certainly started shining last week, as a new UN report exposed the current failings of diseased-based psychiatry, an approach that has dominated the world of mental health since the 1980s.

May 16, 2017

Mental Health News, May 2017

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

In today’s world, many of us view science as something like an infallible religion. “Science says” or “research proves” are phrases that have an almost biblical-like quality, and are often used in a dogmatic manner to justify a particular worldview or belief system.

Apr 26, 2017

DIET PLANS: DO THEY WORK?

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf
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