Monthly Archives: August 2010

It’s everyone’s problem to solve

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia Here is an article about unfortunate events at a mental health complex in Milwaukee.  I say “unfortunate” in that this is a totally preventable event.  However, for those involved, this … Continue reading

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Thousands strain Fort Hood’s mental health system

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia Since I used to work at Darnall Army Hospital and lived in Killeen, TX for a while, this article was of interest to me.  However, I would hope that this … Continue reading

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Everett man jailed on charge he harassed nurse

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article that showcases some of the issues faced by healthcare workers, especially nurses, who work daily with an aggressive and violent public.  Although I agree that this nurse was wrong to laugh … Continue reading

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Nurses fear even more ER assaults as programs cut

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchAs a nurse, I was naturally interested in this article.  However, I feel that violence is increasing across the entire spectrum of healthcare and more people should be alarmed by it.  My mother used … Continue reading

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Depression Survivors Describe What It Really Feels Like

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis article is from Health.com.  This is a great article because it helps you to really understand just how devastating depression is and how difficult it is for someone who suffers with depression to … Continue reading

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Report: ‘Stigma’ at State Department for those seeking mental health treatment

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia This article is from the Washington Post and describes the changes or lack of changes in the way the State Department treats those who seek mental health services.  After reading … Continue reading

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Girl, 16, dies during restraint at an already-troubled hospital

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is a tragic story and this death is totally unacceptable.  The problem here is that there usually are not enough staff to spend the time you really need to spend with adolescents.  The … Continue reading

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One in five Californians say they need mental health care

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia Here’s a study from the LA Times about the need for mental health treatment in the state of California.  Now I do understand that we all believe that California is … Continue reading

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