Serious Brain Function Illnesses Not Just Extremes of Typical Human Personality Traits – article: Johns Hopkins Medicine

DJP applauds the title of this linked-to article, although this site began putting the term "Schizophrenia" inside quibble quotes quite some time ago.  The matter of RDoC vs the DSM, however, as a framework for the NIMH's research programs may be much more nuanced and complex than this article suggests.  One criticism of the DSM … Continue reading Serious Brain Function Illnesses Not Just Extremes of Typical Human Personality Traits – article: Johns Hopkins Medicine

Link to Article by Author Lynn Nanos

This article provides some insight into why the so-called mental health system is in such a catastrophic state of dysfunction and why advocates in the DueJusticeProject network are calling for a reclassification of "Schizophrenia", "Bipolar", and other illnesses (some of which should also be surrounded by quibble marks) out of psychiatry and into neurology.  The … Continue reading Link to Article by Author Lynn Nanos

State of Minnesota DHS: Not Our Job to Provide Competency Restoration Beds

DJP thanks Treatment Advocacy Center for its article: "Competency Restoration vs Psychiatric Treatment". Minnesota is to be credited for standing up for the moral and ethical good.  Unfortunately, it won't stop prosecutors from pursuing preparing people who were neurologically detached from reality when unlawful or violent acts were committed - for prosecution.  Nonetheless, whatever the … Continue reading State of Minnesota DHS: Not Our Job to Provide Competency Restoration Beds

Sad News, Death of Neuroscientist Jeremy Richman, Founder of Avielle Foundation

Due Justice Project has supported the mission of Avielle Foundation.  The mission of the foundation is to prevent violence and build compassion through neuroscience research. Neuroscientific research into serious brain function illness will lead to better diagnosis, treatment, and case management.  These measures may help us stop violence before it happens. Medical science already knows enough to identify, … Continue reading Sad News, Death of Neuroscientist Jeremy Richman, Founder of Avielle Foundation

The Brain That Has a Mind of its Own.

A neuroscientist's story about her stroke, recovery, and the insight she gained. My Stroke of Insight is a book written a decade ago by brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor. I just recently learned about the Jill Bolte Taylor story when I caught the tail end of a radio program. What piqued my attention was the … Continue reading The Brain That Has a Mind of its Own.

Huff Post Article: Our criminal justice and mental health care systems are dark stains on the honor of this nation.

America Can’t Incarcerate Away Our Mental Health Crisis It would be disheartening to believe that some of the actors involved, particularly legislators, would be consciously using the criminal justice system to achieve the goal of sweeping a medical crisis under the rug and damaging so many human beings in the process.  The writer is speaking figuratively, although, it … Continue reading Huff Post Article: Our criminal justice and mental health care systems are dark stains on the honor of this nation.