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Cardiovascular, Respiratory Disease Among Top Causes of Death in Adults With Schizophrenia

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThe following article supports what I have always thought about my severely mentally ill patients–those with schizophrenia.  Due to the nature of their illness, this particular population of the mentally ill receive very little … Continue reading

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Singer Mental Health Center Hearing: Don’t Cut Patient Care

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Here’s an article from MyStateLine.com that talks about how state budget cuts in Illinois are going to affect the mentally ill there.  It really is a shame to lose Mental Health Centers, because … Continue reading

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States slash $1.8 billion in mental health funds since 2009

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article I found that shows how serious the situation is becoming in the state of Mental Health Care in our country.  We cannot afford to sit by and allow these cuts to … Continue reading

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Nurses fear even more ER assaults as programs cut

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchAs a nurse, I was naturally interested in this article.  However, I feel that violence is increasing across the entire spectrum of healthcare and more people should be alarmed by it.  My mother used … Continue reading

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Common in the ER

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article from PsychCentral that talks about the number of patients in any ER across the country and the statistics that show mental health issues as being a driving force in keeping the … Continue reading

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Desperate psychiatric patients wait–Some wait days in ERs, get no help

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search This is an article that quite eloquently addresses the dwindling psychiatric spaces and the long times these seriously ill paitients can spend in an ER bed.  Once a patient is deemed in “imminent … Continue reading

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Painkiller Abuse Threatening Public Health

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia This is finally getting attention.  Our use of and dependence on opiod pain medications is out of control.  Our chemical dependency units are no longer full of alcohol detox patients, … Continue reading

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The sky really is falling

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThere are stories about the budget cutting that is happening right now all across the nation.  This is just one, but this article really lays out the monetary and societal consequences of cutting mental … Continue reading

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Uninsured Mental Health Patients Face Service Cuts

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia Just another article that shows the effect of our down turning economy on mental health care.  If something is not done and done soon, I fear for the people who … Continue reading

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Stretching the limits

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia Below is a very long article about EMTALA and what it actually means.  After reading this article, I was perplexed by the letter of this law.  I understand that any … Continue reading

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