Monthly Archives: February 2010

Videoconferencing To Help Inmates With Mental Health Issues

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia This is an innovative and creative solution to a growing problem.  As we continue to criminalize mental illness, there will be more and more need for treatment inside prisons.  At … Continue reading

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Brownsville Texas judge filed lawsuit against mental health facilities

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Here’s an article that gives you a feel for the situations we deal with daily in psychiatry.  After reading this, I was not really sure what to think.  I guess if you are … Continue reading

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Holly Springs Group Home shut down after resident stabbed

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia This article simply underscores the lack of supervision given to “group homes” for the mentally ill.  I’ve worked in several states and in each one, there is a noticeable lack … Continue reading

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Bills would make it easier to force mentally ill into care

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchSeattle, it seems, is going to try something different from Kendra’s Law.  The gist of this article is that changing the law about involuntary commitment will get more people into psychiatric hospitals and thus … Continue reading

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Let’s make Kendra’s Law permanent

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by Annie Mole via Flickr I knew nothing of the Kendra’s Law until reading this article.  After reading it, though, I did have one of those “ah-ha!” moments and found myself wondering … Continue reading

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NAMI to host several classes about mental illness and treatment

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchI would like to take this opportunity to feature NAMI, the National Alliance onMental Illness.  There are several articles today all across the nation that discuss classes being held by this organization that are … Continue reading

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For Detained Youths, No Mental Health Overseer

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by tabrandt via Flickr We are cutting services, eliminating mental health beds, yet we continue to place children and adolescents in the juvenile justice system with the expectation that there will be … Continue reading

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Virtual Reality and Other Technologies Offer Hope

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search I found this article about PTSD and various ways to treat it.  I was interested in Virtual Reality as treatment modality.  This is a unique way to incorporate new technology into what has … Continue reading

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Mental health revisions can lead to better care

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by richardmasoner via Flickr Although this article starts out a bit “tongue in cheek”, if you read to the end, you will find a thoughtful look at the new DSM revisions and … Continue reading

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The Language Perfectionist: A Metaphor to Avoid

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia Here’s a short article I received in an online newsletter called, Early To Rise.  This is interesting in that this newsletter is about success, investing, health, but not about mental … Continue reading

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