Monthly Archives: December 2011

Mentally ill flood ER as states cut services

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchCutting back on funding for mental health services does not make the problem go away.  This is a societal problem of such magnitude that we need to learn to deal with it and live … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchMay the blessings of the season remain with you always.  May you know peace and joy this holiday.  

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Dead at 47: homeless people are exposed to much worse than cold

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchAlthough written for the UK, I felt this article was both  timely and useful for us here in the USA.  Homelessness is an insidious blight to our society.  That we allow this to be … Continue reading

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A story about Peer Specialists

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThe use of Peer Specialists is controversial at best, but studies are finding that using peer specialists in patient  care gives hope and a message of possibilities.  The fact that there are real mental … Continue reading

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California overhauls mental health department

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is an article from MercuryNews.com that talks about a change in the way mental healthcare will be handled in an attempt to balance the budget.  Once again, staff to patient ratios become a … Continue reading

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Childhood disorder prompts study of infection link to mental illness

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s yet another article from the Los Angeles Times about mental health.  Is California just more aware of the problem we have in society with mental disorders, or do they have a higher number … Continue reading

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UCLA: Little or no treatment for 2 million Californians with mental health problems

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search   Here’s an article that describes just how poorly we, as a society, are doing in helping those who have a mental illness or are having emotional/psychological issues that are situational.  California leads … Continue reading

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Obsessive compulsive disorder commonly coupled with depression and bipolar disorder

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an interesting article I found on DailyRx about research investigating the incidence of two or more disorders being present at one time.  I have often wondered about OCD and Bipolar in my 20 … Continue reading

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It is beginning…….

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is an article from NBC Los Angeles that show the beginning of the end.  We should all be paying attention to this event, as the rest of the nation’s health care usually follows … Continue reading

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