Monthly Archives: June 2010

8-year-old transported with prisoners to mental health hospital

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis story is very upsetting.  I believe that this mother has a valid complaint.  Even if her son was dangerous to himself and others, he still has the right to be protected from predations … Continue reading

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Oil spill’s psychological toll quietly mounts

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia This is just one of the many articles around that talk about the effects of this massive oil spill on the people who live and work in the Gulf.  I … Continue reading

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Desperate psychiatric patients wait–Some wait days in ERs, get no help

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search This is an article that quite eloquently addresses the dwindling psychiatric spaces and the long times these seriously ill paitients can spend in an ER bed.  Once a patient is deemed in “imminent … Continue reading

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Painkiller Abuse Threatening Public Health

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia This is finally getting attention.  Our use of and dependence on opiod pain medications is out of control.  Our chemical dependency units are no longer full of alcohol detox patients, … Continue reading

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Military suicides remain high, especially among reservists

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is a problem that affects us all and needs to be addressed.  Our troops are tired and showing signs of battle fatigue from such a long and drawn out war.  The scars these … Continue reading

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Teen accused of rape, strangling of toddler

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article of interest.  I am sure that this young man will make an insanity defense based on the statements of his attorney.  However, I would love to hear how being insane caused … Continue reading

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Parents of Keaton Otis hope his death can lead to mental health reforms

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is an article that gives you just a glimmer of a glimpse into the chaos and disturbance of mental illness, not only on the individual, but also on the people around that person.  … Continue reading

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Here’s a video about mental illness and stigma

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchI really like this video.  I think it is understated and not at all melodramatic.  This is really how it is. I recently went to an inservice for nurses by nurses and was appalled … Continue reading

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Links Between Hypertension, Bipolar Disorders Identified

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Web address: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/ 100610171716.htm ScienceDaily (June 14, 2010) — Nearly half of patients hospitalized with bipolar disorder may suffer from hypertension, and the younger a person is diagnosed with the psychiatric condition the … Continue reading

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Mental illness was cause of slaying; Circumstances forgotten amid furor

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is another take on an article I posted earlier.  I agree that Li is sick and because hei s sick he deserves to receive treatment.  What I have a hard time with is … Continue reading

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