Monthly Archives: October 2011

What Do You Do When Someone You Love Is Suicidal?

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search   In today’s legal maze, the only real reasons to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital against your will is if you present a danger to yourself (suicidal thoughts, feelings, and urges) or … Continue reading

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How To Get Yourself Discharged From a Psychiatric Hospital

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchGetting discharged is the major question asked by our patients from the first day of admission.  It is hard to tell someone that, although they walked in and admitted themselves voluntarily, they cannot simply … Continue reading

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Man sentenced to psychiatric hospital still waiting for bed

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article from the Bangor Daily News that is just unbelieveable!  I found this article while reading a Squidoo lens called Lunatic Asylums which I recommend to anyone who has any interest in … Continue reading

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How to Pack For an Admission to a Mental Health Unit

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is a short article written because of all the arguments and questions we get when we have to confiscate items that patients bring with them into the psychiatric hospital.  We do have a … Continue reading

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There Are Differences Between Medical and Psychiatric Hospitals

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search This article was written more as a continuation from the previous post.  I realized that I had not written fully about the differences between medical and psychiatric hospitalizations and I felt it imperative … Continue reading

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Facts You Need to Know Before You Are Admitted to a Mental Health Unit

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchIt still  surprises me when my patients and their families do not know that there are major differences between being in a medical facility and being in a psychiatric facility.  Because of this, I … Continue reading

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What Will Happen Once You Are Admitted to a Psychiatric Unit

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is the second article I posted on EzineArticles.  I basically wrote answers to thequestions I hear quite frequently from the family members of my patients.  This is usually a chaotic and frightening time … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new and improved Mental Health Minute Blog

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search This blog is a continuation of my free wordpress blog of the same name.  I felt I wanted to have more control and ownership of my blog, so I am starting this blog … Continue reading

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Mentally ill behind bars

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis was an article I found in the Springfield News-Leader.  It eloquently portrays the tasks facing the prison system in Missouri.  It is almost as if the prison system has become the “new” mental … Continue reading

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Police training addresses suicide, domestic violence, road rage, DWI

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Here is an article from the Poughkeepsie Journal that illustrates the frustration felt by ill-equiped police when faced with a mentally ill person.  In the past, that person was either ignored or thrown … Continue reading

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