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What's in a name? Why people with mental illnesses deserve to be told they have the illness (what a concept!). by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 26 Oct 2011 12:00am I had an annoying experience in a class today, and I think some of you readers will understand why. I was listening to a speaker in a social work course, who is a mental health counselor, discussing her job. She was talking about patients (er, consumers!), who have Borderline Personality Disorder. She was saying how a lot of therapists do ... Read on »
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against UnitedHealthGroup and Their Various Subsidiaries There Of Relative to Mental Health Claim Den by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 12 Mar 2013 6:42pm This is interesting as the law firm was one that worked on the Ingenix settlement a $350 million dollar settlement with United for misusing the Ingenix database to set "usual, customary and reasonable rates for payment. We all know the AMA just settled their portion an an overall class action suit.  It’s the algorithms and formulas once again ... Read on »
Health Headlines - June 21 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm U.S. doctors weigh in on morning-after pill denials The largest U.S. physicians group on Monday objected to some pharmacists' conscience-driven refusal to sell the morning-after pill, and suggested doctors may fill the void by dispensing medications themselves. Heavier heart-bypass patients fare somewhat better From a statistical view ... Read on »
Health Headlines - November 6 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm Did Orwell's TB Frame '1984'? Well-known British author George Orwell was hardly Mr. Sunshine, given the grim worlds he created in his books, especially the foreboding novel "1984." So why all the gloom? In a new study, an infectious-disease specialist suggests that a bad case of tuberculosis may be partially responsible, along with the ... Read on »
Mental Health Blogger Of The Week by melissalynnshell Health MavenFacebook Posted Wed 03 Nov 2010 7:00am This week’s Mental Health Blogger Of  The Week is Chrisa Hickey of The Mindstorm . Chrisa is the mother to three teenagers, one of whom has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. She blogs about what it is like to be the mother of a child with a mental illness, and the impact that it has on her family. I have found her blog extr ... Read on »
Now is the time to write your represenatives in Congress and in your state, about mental health budget cuts by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 13 Apr 2011 12:00am     We are in dire times, Americans. At the last NAMI Education meeting in my county, it was stated by a CEO of a community mental health agency that Florida is cutting its budget for mental health and substance abuse services by some $230 million, leaving nothing left, if this goes through, but some funding for a few crisis un ... Read on »
Health and Fitness News Room by Madsweat Health Maven Posted Wed 25 Apr 2012 8:35pm New findings show women run scared from outdoor exercise. Posted: Monday 23 April 2012 Outdoor exercise can be as effective as antidepressants in treating mild to moderate depression and anxiety1 and is increasingly being recognized and prescribed as a form of therapy. Today the mental health charity Mind releases new statistics s ... Read on »
The role of consumer empowerment in mental health recovery by Ron Unger Patient Expert Posted Sat 10 Oct 2009 12:00am [Note:  The document below is just a part of the proposed consumer empowerment guidelines for Lane County .  I'm posting this separately here, because it is the part of the document that would be of most general interest.] Recovery from many kinds of problems is affected by beliefs about the possibility of recovery.  Consider a hypothetica ... Read on »
Mentally Ill or Just a Scumbag? by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Thu 16 Jul 2009 10:51pm I recently watched the film What Doesn't Kill You, starring Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke [1]. Without giving spoilers, at one point in the film both men beat up a known Pedophile. As the two characters are punching and kicking and basically using the guy's face as a speed bag they are both yelling, "You sick fuck! You sick bastard!" I immed ... Read on »
Do nutritional supplements help with mental health? Part 2: Vitamins that do begin with a ‘B’ by Experimental Chimp .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Jun 2008 6:05pm This is part two of my series of posts on nutritional supplements and mental health. Yesterday I looked atvitamins that don’t begin with a ‘B’(see that post for my various caveats and disclaimers). Today I’m going to look at vitamins that do start with a ‘B’. Tomorrow: Those crunchy, crunchy minerals. Vitamin B1(thiamin) Thiamin’s an im ... Read on »