Monthly Archives: July 2010

Seeking better mental health for soldiers

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchIf this story doesn’t get your attention, you will never get it.  Our soldiers are dying, but not in battle.  We, the people they are trying to serve, are allowing them to die unnecessarily.  … Continue reading

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Mental Health Care Cuts: Texas in Trouble

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article that describes the state of mental health in the great state of Texas.  Although I am from Texas, I started my career in the state of Oklahoma and I am appalled … Continue reading

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Mental health coverage progresses

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Bio | E-mail | Recent columns See more topics » X Behavioral Conditions Mental Health Addiction Substance Abuse Depression Health and Medical Professionals Employers Internists Aon Corporation Lifting limits on treatment hailed as … Continue reading

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NAMI — In Our Own Voice–A video

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is a short video about the NAMI program, In Our Own Voice.  This is a national program for speakers who deal with mental health issues to reach out into our communities and share … Continue reading

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Common in the ER

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article from PsychCentral that talks about the number of patients in any ER across the country and the statistics that show mental health issues as being a driving force in keeping the … Continue reading

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Mental Illness: An Equal Opportunity Health Issue

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article that outlines one of the obstacles that people face when they need to navigate the mental health system.  The mental health providers are constantly trying to provide services to under-served populations … Continue reading

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Judge blocks Nebraska law requiring mental health screening for abortion

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s a short digest article from The Washington Post about a judgment on a law in Nebraska related to abortions. This law seeks to create mental health stigma on top of unwanted pregnancy.  A … Continue reading

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Mental health programs hit hard in proposed budget cuts

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is an article from my neck of the woods.  In the Austin American Statesman, this article was prominent.  Doesn’t look good for the mentally ill in Texas, does it?  Where will this stop, … Continue reading

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Here are a few articles about ongoing research

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchSuicide Attempt Method Affects Prognosis, Study Finds ScienceDaily (July 7, 2010) — The method used for a suicide attempt is highly significant for the risk of subsequent successful suicide, reveals a long-term study from … Continue reading

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Here are a couple of great videos about mental illness

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s a couple of public service announcement videos that I found.  Both are excellent and we need to utilize them to get information out to the general public about mental illness and mental health.  … Continue reading

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