Tag Archives: policy

Inside the traumatic life of a Facebook moderator

Former Facebook content moderators are speaking out about their working conditions in the United States for the first time ever. The Verge traveled to Tampa, FL, to visit Facebook’s worst-performing content moderation site and learn about what life is like for hundreds of moderators. They told us that the office is filthy, the work is… Read More »

Could a drug prevent depression? | Rebecca Brachman | TEDxNewYork

Vaccines are known for preventing viral diseases. But what if they could prevent mental illnesses? Neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman explores the potential of a drug that could stop depression and PTSD before they happen. Rebecca Brachman is a neuroscientist and writer. After completing her PhD at Columbia University, she now works on the first drug that… Read More »

PTSD and the Courts

Yasir Naqvi, Ontario’s attorney general has announced the creation of a support line that will offer free counselling services to jurors. When Mark Farrant was called on to serve as a juror in a gruesome murder trial, he stepped up to perform his civic duty. But he didn’t expect to feel anxiety that intensified over… Read More »

Mental Health and Climate Change

Katie Hayes of the University of Toronto, and Melanie Goodchild of the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience, join Steve Paikin to discuss the connections between climate change and mental health. From post-traumatic stress disorder in the wake of a climate disaster such as a hurricane, to food insecurity and depression among the Inuit,… Read More »