Suicides in America - 30 Year High: The Dying of America - James W. Prescott, PhD

The unifying theme in Gabor Maté M.D.’s works is the long term consequences of impaired early attachment; ADHD, addiction and many stress related illnesses. What follows is an important extension of this thesis by James W. Prescott, PhD, on the rising tide of childhood suicide, something Joseph Chilton Pearce and others noted along with Jim many years ago.   Michael Mendizza

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suicide

Youth Suicides in America

Youth Suicides in America

Abstract: This post and the accompanying full PDF documents the relationships between cultures with high infant and early childhood nurturing defined by affectionate touch, extended breastfeeding and accepting attitudes towards pleasure with low suicide rates and cultures with low infant and early childhood nurturing; weaning ages of less than 2.5 years and punishing pleasurable behaviors with high suicide rates. High early nurturing = low childhood suicide and homicides. Low early nurturing = high childhood suicide and homicides.  

James W. Prescott, Ph.D.
BioBehavioral Systems

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suicide
nurturing

Breastfeeding Bonding Prevents Infant Mortality And Suicide

The greatest terror a child can have is that he is not loved, and rejection is the hell he fears. I think everyone in the world, to a large or small extent, has felt rejection. And with rejection comes anger, and with anger some kind of crime in revenge for the rejection, and with the crime, guilt ~ and there is the story of mankind. John Steinbeck, East of Eden, 1952

Breastfeeding bonding and baby-carrying bonding are the first events of life, which the newborn/infant/child learns about love and non-violence. Love is first learned at the breast of mother and by being carried on her body ~ like in utero, where the first lessons of being connected with mother are learned.

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abuse-neglect
bonding
brain
breastfeeding
culture
pleasure
pregnancy

SEXUAL VIOLENCE: Early Life Experiences and Failed Affectional Bonding.

VIOLENCE AND WOMEN’S HEALTH Science 16 October 2015

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6258/257.full?utm_campaign=email-sci-toc&et_rid=17133896&et_cid=5032

Distressingly, violence on campuses is part of a larger epidemic of sexual violence in the United States, making it a major women's issue.

Tragically, we are again reminded of the Violence against Women and her Children that goes well beyond the U.S. borders.  Sexual violence is a world-wide problem that calls for world-wide solutions.

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violence

Combating Campus Sexual Assault

Combating Campus Sexual Assault:  SENATE HEARINGS July 29, 2015

Senator Lemar Alexander Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee On Health, Education, Labor & Pensions held public hearings on Combating Campus Sexual Assault with the following Expert Witnesses:

Witnesses

Panel I

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sexual violence

Michelle Obama on Impaired Breastfeeding and Infant Mortality

OPEN LETTER TO FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA ON THE HIGH RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN IMPAIRED BREASTFEEDING BONDING AND INFANT MORTALITY NOT ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE SURGEON GENERALʼS CALL TO ACTON TO SUPPORT BREASTFEEDING 2011; CALLS FOR WEANING AGE OF EVERY INFANT/ CHILD BE RECORDED AND PUBLISHED AS PART OF THE IMMUNOLOGICAL RECORD BY THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS, CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION; AND ESTABLISH BY LAW THE GENDER EQUALITY OF REPRESENTATION IN THE CONGRESS.

James W. Prescott, Ph.D.

ECOLOGICAL SIN AND THE SCIENCE OF MORALITY

"The church must introduce in its teaching the sin against the environment. The ecological sin."

ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS  “ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME’  June 2015

The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the soil, in the water, in the air, and in all forms of life.” (P. 2)

 “Authentic human development has a moral character” (p.6).

 “WE NEED TO DEVELOP A NEW SYNTHESIS CAPABLE OF OVERCOMNG FALSE AGUMENTS OF RECENT CENTURUES.” (P. 90).

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religion
morality

NICHD: REINVENTING THE WHEEL

James W. Prescott, Ph.D.

THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT

George Santayana The Life of Reason (1905) 

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

ON 30 MARCH 2015, the NICHD provided a public press release that described an intervention to teach mothers of preterm infants how to interact with their babies more effectively, which resulted in better weight gain and growth for the infants, a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.

Maternal interaction improves growth, weight gain in preemies

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sensory deprivation
culture

Congressional Inquiry on primate maternal-infant separation research

NICHD PRIMATE RESEARCH ON MATERNAL-INFANT SEPARATION: A CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY.

A letter from the Congress to Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, dated December 22, 2014, stated:

 “We are writing to express our concern about public reports of what has been described as an ongoing taxpayer-funded project involving psychological experiments on monkeys being conducted at an NIH laboratory in Poolsville, Maryland….

Themes: 
sensory deprivation
violence

Motherless Mothers, Violence & Brain disorders

After fifty years Attachment Theory is no longer a theory. Decades of research confirm; the nature and quality of a human being’s earliest relationships shape the body and the brain for a lifetime.

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abuse-neglect
bonding
brain
violence

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