Category Archives: Blog posts

Violence Prevention–Social and Economic Costs of Violence

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is a natural follow-up to last weeks post.  Doing nothing about violence in our society is expensive and damaging.  Here is a study done to enumerate some of the costs and consequences of … Continue reading

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Gun Violence Research–Why can’t there be any?

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchAlthough I don’t see gun control as a mental health issue, really, it seems that anytime there is a shooting event in this country the very next topic will be to question the shooter’s … Continue reading

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Pets Invaluable to Those With Mental Conditions

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchIn this article from WebMD, this is a look at a study done in the UK and is based on self reported answers from patients there.  Pets are a valuable source of stimulation, and … Continue reading

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For Centuries, A Small Town Has Embraced Strangers With Mental Illness

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is a wonderful article from NPR about a whole Belgian community that has a very different take on dealing with the mentally ill person.  Mental illness is not viewed as something to be … Continue reading

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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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