Monthly Archives: October 2009

A Recovery for Americans’ Mental Health

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by Getty Images via Daylife   By David Shern, Ph.D. Created Oct 29 2009 – 12:53pm As Congress and the administration consider a new stimulus, they need to repair the recession‘s damage … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

t r u t h o u t | Military Children in Crisis

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Having worked on an Army post with mental health patients, this article strikes a chord with me.  I know that when my son-in-law served in Iraq, my grandson’s had a difficult time adjusting.  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Opinion | Washington’s mental-health policies are killing people | Seattle Times Newspaper

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThe article below shows the frustration we all must feel as we try to balance personal rights with right to care.  The mentally ill have seen the entire gamut of care–from institutionalization and forgetting … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

VOA News – Survey Shows High Rate of Depression Among U.S. Unemployed

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThe following article simply states the obvious.  If you are unemployed and have no money to buy necessities, then you will most probably become depressed.  I do, however, agree that the number of depressed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

OPINION Blog | The Dallas Morning News

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis article makes so much sense.  Why is no one listening?  Please read the article and let me know which side of the fence you are standing on. Mental health coverage key 6:13 PM … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

UCLA stabbing again puts focus on college students’ mental health — latimes.com

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchBelow is an article about a recent incident at UCLA where a student became assaultive and stabbed another student in class.  I find these articles fairly frequently about the high incidence of violent behavior … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Patient assaulted nurses with knife, police say

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is a disturbing article.  I am wondering if this was a psychiatric ward or a general medical unit.  From the sound of it I believe it was a mental health unit.  Usually, on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Nurses at The Park stop work over lack of security | The Courier-Mail

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchWow!  I read the article below and cringed.  As a psychiatric nurse, I can attest that my chosen profession is filled with danger, and everyday I wonder if I will be injured at work.  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Mental Health First Aid in the US

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is a small blurb I found at the site for The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare.  This is an interesting concept and one I wholeheartedly endorse.   The more information we can disseminate … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New brain stimulation treatment may offer hope for those with treatment resistant depression

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is an article that discusses recent research being done at the Medical University of South Carolina.  This is very interesting stuff.  There are many depressed people for whom current standard treatments fail.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment