Monthly Archives: November 2016

How to Help Save the Mentally Ill From Themselves

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis article is from the NY Times and gives us a glimpse of the impotence we feel when we have to try to save the mentally ill person from themselves.  This is a sad … Continue reading

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For Police, a Playbook for Conflicts Involving Mental Illness

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article from the NY Times about how our failing mental health system is forcing our police to learn new ways to deal with conflicts involving mental illness.  I believe that is a … Continue reading

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We’re surrounded by smiling, successful, talented people who are depressed

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is an article from Quartz.com.  It denotes the fact that mentally ill people are all around us and we may never know it.  She states that there are many successful and talented people … Continue reading

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The Misconceptions About Mental Illness We Need to Unlearn

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is a really good article from Lifehacker.com.  The author knows what he is talking about and he is honest.  He goes on to list 5 misconceptions about mental illness that interfere with our … Continue reading

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America’s Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchIn yet another article from the Atlantic, here is a rather lengthy piece that deals with Cook County Jail.  It is the largest jail in the United States and serves a wide swath of … Continue reading

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WHAT TO DO WHEN SOMEONE IS HAVING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS ON THE STREET

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchAlthough this is not an article but rather a blog post, I still feel it is appropriate to post here for you to read.  The writer obviously lives in or near San Francisco, so … Continue reading

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The Dangers Of High-Functioning Depression and Anxiety

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis article, written by Nicole Kordana at St. Michael’s College and published in the Odyssey online, is worth your time to read.  She gives you a glimpse of the struggle she deals with and … Continue reading

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Families failed by a broken mental health care system often have no one to call but police.

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is an article from the Boston Globe that is so sad.  Even though I know that this is the reality for families with mentally ill members, it still breaks my heart that we … Continue reading

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21 Black People Give Their Best Advice For Taking Care Of Your Mental Health

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is an article that addresses an often ignored aspect of mental illness.  In this article from Buzzfeed.com, the thoughts from 21 black people are printed for us to see and try to understand.  This … Continue reading

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China and India Burdened by Untreated Mental Disorders

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is an article from the NY Times about mental health issues around the world, with special focus on India and China.  The basis of this article is from a study done in  The … Continue reading

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