A few links for Friday, updated

Have a good weekend.

  • Kendra’s Law: Five more years? Spit, bristle and fury — (Forced treatment law) Kendra’s law is in place solely to allow the forced treatment of people deemed mentally ill using fear of violence, however unfounded, as its leverage. It enables the state to strip people of their rights based on a diagnosis. Last I knew, the constitution (at least on paper) applied to all of us and not just those the state deems mentally qualified to share in the rights it’s meant to guarantee. That is a very scary path to be on and make no mistake — we are on it. UPDATED
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  • How Important Is Physical Contact with Your Infant?: Scientific American — Many children who have not had ample physical and emotional attention are at higher risk for behavioral, emotional and social problems as they grow up. — These trends point to the lasting effects of early infancy environments and the changes that the brain undergoes during that period. Below the surface, some children from deprived surroundings such as orphanages, have vastly different hormone levels than their parent-raised peers even beyond the baby years.


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Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters