Monthly Archives: December 2009

Mental health cuts have cost

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchAs a nurse who has worked in Oklahoma, I find this article to be both true and very frustrating.  When I worked at the state youth facility we were always full.  There frequently were … Continue reading

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Care Management Improves Physical Health of Patients with Mental Illness

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchI was really interested in this article.  I love the concept.  I fully agree that for a mentally ill person to receive adequate physical care there needs to be an advocate because these persons … Continue reading

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The killer has depression, OCD a history of suicide attempts and two new guns By Christine Stapleton December 4, 2009

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Here’s a post from an interesting blog.  I read this article and although I understand both sides of this argument, I am not sure which side I reside on.  I believe that owning … Continue reading

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An Uphill Battle: A Soldier’s Mental Health

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is an interesting article that presents a different aspect of an ongoing issue.  Asian American soldiers bring to the problem additional issues.  We all are aware of cultural differences, but we fail to … Continue reading

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Patient shoots Memphis mental health worker in the neck

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchAs someone who has worked as a psychiatric home health nurse in a large metropolitan city, I can avow that it is a dangerous job.  You have no idea what will meet you when … Continue reading

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Travis County looking to set up court for veterans

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search As a psychiatric nurse residing in Austin, I found this article to be of special interest.  However, as good as it is, there is so much more that needs to be done.    Mental … Continue reading

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Nearly half of kids with mental disorders go without treatment, study finds

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis article, though shocking, is really not terribly surprising.  With the reduction of the availability of mental health care, the cuts to funding for many programs for these children, and our society’s determination to … Continue reading

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Report: New Hampshire fails on mental health care

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchI’ve been trying for days to find uplifting and hopeful articles about the state of mental health care in the US. I have obviously failed. All I find are articles outlining the failures of … Continue reading

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Today’s Teens More Anxious, Depressed and Paranoid Than Ever

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere in America, we seem to have lost some of our original values.  It used to be “Mom, God, Apple Pie” but now it seems to be “Me, Me, Me, and all about ME”.  … Continue reading

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Study finds military children suffering

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis article simply states the obvious.  How could the families and children of deployed servicemen and women not be affected?  Frequent and lengthy absences have to interfere with the relationships between parent and child … Continue reading

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