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How To Get Yourself Discharged From a Psychiatric Hospital

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchGetting discharged is the major question asked by our patients from the first day of admission.  It is hard to tell someone that, although they walked in and admitted themselves voluntarily, they cannot simply … Continue reading

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How to Pack For an Admission to a Mental Health Unit

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is a short article written because of all the arguments and questions we get when we have to confiscate items that patients bring with them into the psychiatric hospital.  We do have a … Continue reading

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There Are Differences Between Medical and Psychiatric Hospitals

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search This article was written more as a continuation from the previous post.  I realized that I had not written fully about the differences between medical and psychiatric hospitalizations and I felt it imperative … Continue reading

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What Will Happen Once You Are Admitted to a Psychiatric Unit

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is the second article I posted on EzineArticles.  I basically wrote answers to thequestions I hear quite frequently from the family members of my patients.  This is usually a chaotic and frightening time … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new and improved Mental Health Minute Blog

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search This blog is a continuation of my free wordpress blog of the same name.  I felt I wanted to have more control and ownership of my blog, so I am starting this blog … Continue reading

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Coroner: Nurse at CA mental hospital was strangled

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia There is something really wrong with this picture.  I don’t believe that this nurse woke up and thought, “I’ll go to work today and be killed.”  There is not an … Continue reading

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Police: Hospital shooter mentally ill, had grudge

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchExplain to me why we don’t need any type of restrictions on gun ownership and why mental patients do not need to stay on their medications.  It seems that we are seeing more and … Continue reading

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Father sought mental health treatment before killing family

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is such a sad and impossible story. This man obviously wanted help and was worried about his mental state. Unfortunately, when the ER is the choice for treatment, mental health issues may be … Continue reading

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Patient shoots Memphis mental health worker in the neck

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchAs someone who has worked as a psychiatric home health nurse in a large metropolitan city, I can avow that it is a dangerous job.  You have no idea what will meet you when … Continue reading

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