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WHAT IS MENTAL ILLNESS: MENTAL ILLNESS FACTS

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis article by the National Alliance on Mental Illness is short, sweet and to the point.  What is mental illness? What are the facts about mental illness?  I imagine this article was developed as … 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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Despite rising need, mental health takes back seat

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search  Here is just another of the plethora of articles out in cyberspace that state the effect of cutting mental health care when trying to balance or weed out the fat in the budget.  … 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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How to Get Your Depressed or Bipolar Child an Accurate Diagnosis

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchAs a psychiatric nurse with ten years experience working with children and adolescents, I am worried about the trend to diagnose earlier and earlier with a major mental illness.  Because of the stigma attached … 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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Mental Illness: An Equal Opportunity Health Issue

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article that outlines one of the obstacles that people face when they need to navigate the mental health system.  The mental health providers are constantly trying to provide services to under-served populations … Continue reading

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Mental Health Groups Not So Crazy About Burger King Ad

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia This is so wrong on so many levels.  I have not seen this commercial, but I don’t watch that much television anymore and when I do I DVR just to … 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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Let’s make Kendra’s Law permanent

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by Annie Mole via Flickr I knew nothing of the Kendra’s Law until reading this article.  After reading it, though, I did have one of those “ah-ha!” moments and found myself wondering … Continue reading

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