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On recovery as the mission of the mental health system by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 10 Jun 2012 4:59am (This post is largely based on the work of Dr. William Anthony who writing over 20 years ago was still well ahead of our times.) In a small essay entitled, “Recovery from mental illness:  The Guiding Vision of the Mental Health System of the 1990′s”,  written over 20 years ago Dr. William Anthony layed out the dimensions that needed to be a ... Read on »
The best of Hopeworks: On recovery as the mission of the mental health system by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 24 Jul 2012 5:02am (This post is largely based on the work of Dr. William Anthony who writing over 20 years ago was still well ahead of our times.) In a small essay entitled, “Recovery from mental illness:  The Guiding Vision of the Mental Health System of the 1990′s”,  written over 20 years ago Dr. William Anthony layed out the dimensions that needed to be a ... Read on »
On recovery as the mission of the mental health system by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 31 Jul 2013 1:13pm from the archives   This post is largely based on the work of Dr. William Anthony who writing over 20 years ago was still well ahead of our times.) In a small essay entitled, “Recovery from mental illness:  The Guiding Vision of the Mental Health System of the 1990′s”,  written over 20 years ago Dr. William Anthony layed out the dim ... Read on »
Mental Health Humor: 2008 Top Ten Cartoons (2 and 1) by chatobstewart .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 31 Dec 2008 12:00am Avoid post fraud, view all My posts at MentalHealthhumor.today.com By: Chato B Stewart Mental Health Humor: 2008 Top Ten Cartoons #2 Coming in at number 2 is Frosty getting frosted with his happy pill no doubt!   #1 If there is one cartoon that really signifies ... Read on »
Dr. Torrey you are wrong. Without recovery there is no mental health system by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 16 Mar 2014 3:31pm This post was written some time ago.  I repost it now as a partial reply to the idea that the problem with the mental health system is that it talks too much about mental health.   (This post is largely based on the work of Dr. William Anthony who writing over 20 years ago was still well ahead of our times.) In a small essay entitle ... Read on »
Recovery as what the mental health system is supposed to be about by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 28 Apr 2014 6:12pm One of the simply silliest ideas I have heard recently is the one that says that recovery is remission and it doesnt matter what you do if you are going to go into remission you are going to go into remission and what you do is not important.  It is not something you can take credit for.  It simply happens.  It is kind of a psychiatric predesti ... Read on »
Dr. William Anthony and the mission of recovery by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 17 Nov 2013 2:23pm from the archives This post is largely based on the work of Dr. William Anthony who writing over 20 years ago was still well ahead of our times.) In a small essay entitled, “Recovery from mental illness:  The Guiding Vision of the Mental Health System of the 1990′s”,  written over 20 years ago Dr. William Anthony layed out the dimension ... Read on »
The foundation for excellence in mental health care by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 12 Mar 2011 8:12pm The following is from the foundation for excellence in mental health care is basically self explanatory.  This foundation is one of the most helpful steps towards a new paradigm in mental health care I have found.  I urge you find further information out about it and support it in any way you can.     Foundation for Excellence in Me ... Read on »
The foundation for excellence in mental health care- a new symposium by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 23 Aug 2011 9:29pm The foundation for excellence in mental health care is getting ready to hold its next symposium next month in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  For those who do not know the foundation found its birth initially through the work of Robert Whittaker and his hope that the mental health system can really improve in real and significant ways.  It has gr ... 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 »