Monthly Archives: October 2010

Know when your teen is sending signs of depression

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Here’s a story from today’s USA Today.  With all the recent media coverage about teen suicide and teen bullying, it is refreshing when I find an article that discusses the preceding periods and … Continue reading

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Medical Student Distress and the Risk of Doctor Suicide

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis article, from The New York Times shows that no one, not even doctors, is immune from mental health issues.  It is an important fact that we all need to remember.  Mental health issues … Continue reading

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Lawmen want end to patient transport

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by cliff1066™ via Flickr Here is an article from Tennessee’s  Maury County that shows the problem associated with transport of mental health patients by sheriff’s officers.  This is just in one county, … Continue reading

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Mental health advocates ask: “How could they?”

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchFor those who believe there is no stigma attached to mental health issues, please read the following article from Richmond Confidential. As I read this, I was filled with disgust.  I am simply appalled … Continue reading

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Poor countries neglect mentally ill: U.N. agency

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchWhen I read articles like this one, I am heartbroken for the mentally ill in other countries who have no access to any type of care at all.   I know that there are many … Continue reading

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Mental Health Association Arts Festival Artists Celebrate the Healing Power of Creative Expression

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchWhat a fun idea. This needs to be read and maybe have this idea spread across the world.   This is a way for everyone to learn and see  that we are all the same, … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Depressed or Bipolar Child an Accurate Diagnosis

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchAs a psychiatric nurse with ten years experience working with children and adolescents, I am worried about the trend to diagnose earlier and earlier with a major mental illness.  Because of the stigma attached … Continue reading

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Army identifies issues that lead to suicides

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia Having worked in Killeen as a psychiatric nurse, I am naturally appalled by the current rash of suicides by Army personnel there.  I found this article in the Killeen Daily … Continue reading

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Movie Friday — here’s more videos

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