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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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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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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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Patients suffer when reimbursements for mental health care are reduced

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Here is an article written by a nurse about the way an insurance company manipulates the coverage and prevents payouts.  The targeted population for this tactic is the mentally ill, who cannot advocate … 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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Care of sex predators comes at a price for others

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere is a short article I found on NECN.com and I felt that this article was appropriate for my blog.  In the past, I have posted articles that show the trend toward the criminalization … 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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Mental health is a luxury for the uninsured

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article about the effect of the economic downturn from an inside perspective. I can’t tell you how many people today find themselves in exactly the same boat as this man.  He writes … Continue reading

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