Monthly Archives: November 2009

Daily Dose: Speaking Out About Mental Health

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article that addresses the problems of the families of mentally ill people.  Many of us live our lives quietly dealing with a relative or loved one who suffers and struggles daily.  This … Continue reading

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Mental Health Court grads discover focus for tomorrow

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchIt is very infrequently that I find success stories to post.  Here is one.  Mental Health Court is not a new concept, but it is one that has taken a long time to get … Continue reading

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Mental health testimony shocks Vt. lawmakers

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere, once again, I find an article that shows how intertwined the mental health issues are with the law enforcement issues.  I agree with the Senator’s statement that “We are shifting costs, not cutting … Continue reading

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Nurse seeks help healing hidden wounds of wars

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchI love it when I find an article that contains both of the things I love, nursing and mental health.  As a psychiatric nurse, I am appalled by the way our veterans are being … Continue reading

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Mental health cases stress police, emergency workers; patients end up in justice system

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia Here’s an article that discusses the problems many communities are having because there is inadequate help for the mentally ill.  There have been several studies done that show these are … Continue reading

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Mental health board OKs cuts in service

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by Getty Images via Daylife Here is an article that touched close to my heart.  I have actually worked at some of the facilities mentioned here.  I am sure that this news … Continue reading

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Doctor Accused in Son’s Death Has History of Mental Health Issues

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is an article that again points out how the media and the legal system view the mentally ill.  I can’t quite figure out if this article says that because he had been previously … Continue reading

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New court for mentally ill is well-received

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchMental Health Court is not a new idea.  It has been around for a while, but is just now being embraced by communities because: 1-it works; 2-it costs less to implement; 3-it provides more … Continue reading

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Freedom From Fear Launches Mental Health Wellness Week

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by xeeliz via Flickr I think we need more of these types of campaigns run by more grassroots public awareness groups. This is a wonderful idea!  We need people to understand that … Continue reading

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Heart Disease is a Silent Killer for those with Severe Mental Health Disorders

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by Victius via Flickr Here is an article that proposes a closer look at comorbidity with mental disorders and physical disease.  I don’t think it is too far fetched to think that … Continue reading

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