Tag Archives: illness

For Artist Inspired By Illness, ‘Gratitude Outweighs Pain’

From left: “Ascension” by Dylan Mortimer, 2016; “Rejection that Brings Reconciliation” by Dylan Mortimer, 2019(Courtesy of Dylan Mortimer) Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). KANSAS CITY, Mo. — People often ask Dylan Mortimer how it feels to breathe through transplanted lungs. He gets that a lot because while most people… Read More »

Michigan teen with vape-related illness undergoes double lung transplant

A 17-year-old boy in Michigan is believed to be the first patient to undergo a double lung transplant as a result of irreversible damage done to his organs via vaping. In a press conference on Tuesday, surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital said that without the transplant he would have died. The teen, pictured during the hospital transfer, “faced… Read More »

Different Takes: Time To Admit There’s A Big Limit To What Can Be Done About Mass Shootings; Mental Illness Gets The Blame Once Again

Editorial pages weigh in on a range of public health topics stemming from gun violence. The Wall Street Journal: Guns And The Do-Something Fallacy “Do something!” someone shouted at Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. The shout came during a candlelight vigil in downtown Dayton, where a disturbed young man just hours before had shot to death… Read More »

Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is ‘inaccurate’ and ‘stigmatizing,’ experts say

“We must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and make sure those people not only get treatment but when necessary involuntary confinement,” Trump said during a public address on Monday. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.” Yet mental health experts,… Read More »

In Brief: Improving Care for New Mothers with Severe Psychiatric Illness

NPR just aired a short story about a young woman who experienced postpartum psychosis after the birth of her first child.  It was a short article but it brought up several important themes. The article highlights the importance of recognizing postpartum psychosis. While we have worked hard to increase awareness of postpartum depression, the article… Read More »