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Advocates Worry Mental Health First Aid Skirts Serious Mental Illness

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is an article from U.S. News that describes the conflict between actual mental health care and mental health first aid.  Although I firmly believe that more cities, towns, groups, etc. should be involved … Continue reading

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Legislature acted against Mental Health programs

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is an article that shows how financing for mental health usually takes a back seat to any other issue.  Although the legislators make statements about improving the mental health programs in their districts, … Continue reading

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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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U.S. officials launch new strategy to prevent suicide

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article I found about the US’s response to the increasing number of suicides among military personnel specifically and the US population in general.  It’s really great to see that mental health issues … 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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Stigma Influences Seeking Mental Health Care

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is an article I found on BrainBlogger that I thought was a good article and so I am reposting it here.  Please visit the original site because I found many really great articles … Continue reading

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Special training helps city police respond safely to mental health emergencies

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Here is a great article that talks about training for police to better respond to psychiatric emergencies.  I love the idea.  Where I have a problem is that there is funding for this … Continue reading

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Texas cuts force police to care for mentally ill

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Here’s an article from Chron: Texas AP News that I just had to post here.  As a psychiatric nurse currently working in the state of Texas, this article was of some interest to … 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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It’s everyone’s problem to solve

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia Here is an article about unfortunate events at a mental health complex in Milwaukee.  I say “unfortunate” in that this is a totally preventable event.  However, for those involved, this … Continue reading

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