How to protect yourself from harm from “therapists”

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“While nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer, nothing is more difficult than to understand him.” — Dostoevsky

Why there is such urgency to get kids back in school and the pushback this is receiving from families

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The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. — Abraham Lincoln

Will a VO weeks before an election make a difference?

Image: Production still from Columbia Pictures for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

An app may be opening doors to the high-powered film execs who can reveal talent where it would have languished.

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I don’t care who you are. When you sit down to write the first page of your screenplay, in your head, you’re also writing your Oscar acceptance speech. — Nora Ephron

You think you’re having a COVID-19 nose swab, but they see billions in profit potential.

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There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed. — Mahatma Gandhi

Who among us doesn’t feel helpless in the face of this virus that can kill so quickly despite the age or the social position of the patient?

Medications that heal and keep us healthy also can have psychiatric effects, and therein lies a problem.

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Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided. — Paracelsus

A man dying after two weeks in a Japanese psychiatric hospital for a voluntary admission is a warning to all.

Posey straightjacket with additional restraints, Wikipedia, public domain image

Common practices included bleeding, removing organs, teeth, seclusion in ice-filled tubs, purging, and prolonged isolation in “quiet rooms.”

Psychiatric workers can become so inured to the remaining potential in hospitalized patients that they cut off any hope for their futures.

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Doesn’t a healthcare professional fail when they don’t inform vulnerable patients that office staff isn’t vaccinated?

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Photos tell stories if your eye and mind are keen enough to begin asking questions, and the revelations can be startling, especially the mental health ones.

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Dr. Patricia Farrell

Dr. Farrell is a psychologist, WebMD consultant, SAG/AFTRA member, author, interested in film, writing & health. Website:

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