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How Trump Deflected Demands for Documents, Enmeshing Aides
Former President Trump’s pattern of dissembling about the material he took from the White House has created legal risks for himself and his lawyers.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/08/us/politics/trump-documents-lawyers.html
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“Happy birthday, Mr. President”: Ukrainians celebrated the bridge blast with memes.
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Beyond nuclear deterrence
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The Lancet on MH



Can we end stigma and discrimination in mental health?

The Lancet Published:October 09, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01937-7
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“I can't open up about it at work since companies still have the perception that people with mental illness are unstable and unable to function normally”
Stigma and discrimination in people with mental health conditions are pervasive across societies and cultures. Stereotypes about mental health can have an enormous negative impact on the wellbeing and livelihoods of people with mental health conditions, often worsening their condition and delaying or stopping them from getting help. People with serious mental disorders tend to die prematurely—on average 10–20 years compared to the general population—from preventable physical diseases. To coincide with World Mental Health Day, on Oct 10, The Lancet is publishing a Commission on ending stigma and discrimination in mental health. This goal might sound ambitious. But the Commission's key message is that we cannot change the status quo on mental health without tackling stigma and discrimination.
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The Commission sets itself apart through the inclusion of people with lived experience (PWLE) of mental health conditions, whose poems, testimonies, and quotations punctuate the report. The Commission articulates the scope of the problem and reviews evidence and direct experiences on what works to reduce stigma and discrimination in mental health. In collaboration with more than 50 people globally, the Commission is led by Professor Graham Thornicroft (Kings College, London, UK) and Charlene Sunkel, CEO and Founder of the Global Mental Health Peer Network and a PWLE of schizophrenia.
They find, first, that stigma and discrimination in mental health infringe basic human rights and have serious consequences that compound marginalisation and social exclusion. PWLE of mental health conditions are often denied access to life opportunities, such as employment, education, health care, and active participation in the community. And second, the most effective interventions to reduce stigma and discrimination are those that are culturally and contextually appropriate and that involve contact between PWLE and people who do not have lived experience of mental health conditions. This finding should accelerate the formation of policies based on social contact, with PWLE involved in all aspects of a programme, from conception to delivery. They are central to stigma reduction and should be empowered and supported to lead change.
The media has a powerful role. On one hand, it fuels stigmatisation by portraying people with mental health conditions as dangerous and unpredictable. On the other, it can reduce stigma when their reporting is accurate, responsible, and nuanced; for example, around suicide. Providing guidance to the media means they can be part of the solution, not the problem.
The Commission also proposes several specific recommendations for governments and international organisations, employers, health and social care providers, and schools, including the decriminalisation of suicide and the development of guidelines for mental health in the workplace. But implicit throughout the report is the need for a fundamental change in power relationships between PWLE and health-care practitioners. Stigmatisation in health care is a major barrier to access and quality care. The authors recommend that all health-care staff receive mandatory training on the needs and rights of people with mental health conditions, co-delivered by PWLE. They also call for changes to laws and policies, including around conversion therapy and involuntary detention, and investment in mental health support, particularly at the community level.
The PWLE surveyed in the Commission said that they are not treated as equal to people with physical health conditions. This inequity is borne out in health financing. Worldwide, government spending on mental health is, on average, a paltry 2% of the total health budget. Philanthropic organisations such as the Gates Foundation do not prioritise mental health in either their global strategy or investments. It is hard not to view this neglect as a form of discrimination. Many of us will experience some degree of mental ill health over the course of our lives. Why then is society so unwilling to invest? A 2020 global Gallup survey found that 92% of respondents viewed mental health as being equally as important to overall wellbeing as physical health, but people were not confident about how best to address mental ill health. Most thought talking to friends and family was key, but that option relies on low stigma and discrimination. The onus is on all of us to act in our personal and professional lives to improve the mental health of ourselves, loved ones, friends, and colleagues. Ending mental-health-related stigma is a goal that must be pursued.
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US mid-term elections: 3 ways science is on the line

Researchers project changes ahead for federal science if Republicans take control of either chamber of Congress.


邓小平的“贫穷不是社会主义”与“科学技术是第一生产力”的战略判断,使中国共产党成功实现了新的战略转移并逐步踏上强国富民的征途。其丰功伟绩彪炳史册。
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The career insights I’m bringing back to academia after a year at Google
Oliver Müller’s brief tenure at the technology giant taught him that many skills acquired in academia are highly valued.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-03554-2
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McConnell: Anyone meeting with antisemites is ‘unlikely to ever be elected president’
By Eugene Scott
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