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Facts You Need to Know Before You Are Admitted to a Mental Health Unit

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchIt still  surprises me when my patients and their families do not know that there are major differences between being in a medical facility and being in a psychiatric facility.  Because of this, I … Continue reading

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Bills would make it easier to force mentally ill into care

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchSeattle, it seems, is going to try something different from Kendra’s Law.  The gist of this article is that changing the law about involuntary commitment will get more people into psychiatric hospitals and thus … Continue reading

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Commitment to mental health facilities explained

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is a very good article that describes the process for getting psychiatric help in Maryland.  Each state differs a little bit, but the concept remains the same.  As a psychiatric nurse who has … Continue reading

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Sheriffs Stressed By Mental Health Transport Problems

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by cliff1066™ via Flickr This problem is quite universal and does not only affect the Sheriff’s Departments in Tennessee.  It is common for a Mental Health Officer from the Sheriff’s Department to … Continue reading

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