Susan Inman Is at It Again

Anyone who is part of, or even aware of, the psychiatric survivor movement in British Columbia will likely have heard of Susan Inman. Ms. Inman writes for the Tyee and the Huffington Post, among other publications. She writes prolifically about the struggles of her schizophrenic adult daughter within BC’s mental health system (the subject of … Read more

5 Helpful Tips — Talkspace

5 Tips for Setting Boundaries with Your Parents Let’s look at some expert tips about setting boundaries with parents. We understand it can feel awkward and even frightening, but when it gets really tough, remind yourself of this: It’s necessary, healthy, and natural to have boundaries in my life. 1: Consider professional help from a … Read more

NREL Researchers Delve into Use of Heat Transfer Mediums for Concentrating Solar Power

An employee runs diagnoses on heliostats at a solar thermal facility in Nevada. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL Concentrating solar power (CSP) has long held promise as a renewable energy technology. To spur CSP industry advancement and achieve an energy cost goal of 5 cents per kWh, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Gen3 CSP … Read more

Caring for Suicidal Youth: An Approach for Pediatricians

This month’s column is driven by the recent increase of youth in crisis, and COVID-19–related limitations of higher-level services. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth1 and populations who face discrimination are at increased risk.2,3 A pediatrician colleague recently asked me about how to support patients who may be at risk. With … Read more

7 romantic films that get relationships right

Looking to settle down with a romantic film that doesn’t buy into unhealthy and unrealistic tropes? Press play on our recommendations There’s nothing like settling down with a big blanket, a bowl of popcorn, and a heart-stirring romantic film – there’s something about watching love in action that’s bound to warm the cockles. That said, … Read more

Where’s the opportunity for solar with EVs? – pv magazine International

From pv magazine 02/2022 Transport accounts for around one-fifth of global CO2 emissions and is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. That primarily comes from burning fossil fuel for cars and trucks on the road, accounting for around 75% of those emissions. The problem is many fold, but combustion engine vehicles … Read more

A Therapist’s Guide — Talkspace

11 Tips for Setting Boundaries with Your Family Knowing how to set clear boundaries for your family can be difficult, but with the tips we share here, you can do it. Being prepared means you can be fully equipped with what you need to ensure you feel safe and respected in your family relationships. 1. … Read more

Do Ayahuasca Healing Ceremonies Really Work?

Source: Stafano Girardelli / Unsplash A recent paper published in the academic journal Nature Argues that the ceremonial use of ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic drink, may help quell the personality dimension that many psychologists view as the core of all mood and anxiety disorders: neuroticism or negative emotionality. “We found substantial changes in personality traits, particularly … Read more