Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mental Health Piece from Time

Very thought-provoking story from the annual Time Magazine "Health Issue" in it's June 22 edition.

Titled "Staying Sane May Be Easier Than You Think", it examines the idea of psychological health and both how there can be early indicators of mental health problems and ways to ward them off. Specifically, it follows the research of Dr. William McFarlane and his efforts to "pre-treat" youth prior to any episodes of psychosis.

It's the type of stuff that would likely have been viewed as being in the purview of witch doctor science in years past, but today is certainly worth consideration and debate.