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Concerns raised over psychiatric unit admissions by La-reve Posted Thu 24 Jun 2010 12:00am Ok things still well here. Anyway, came across this article called 'Concerns raised over psychiatric unit admissions' yesterday http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/10384033.stm. which got me thinking about my time in the Psychiatric wards, - the four admissions last year. and I guess the near miss of last week. The article, which is worth ... Read on »
The Case of Alison Hymes: U.S. Constitution versus Psychiatry by Duane Sherry, M.S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 13 Mar 2011 5:34pm Alison Hymes is in the fight of her life. Her liberty is threatened, due to a psychiatric label that was placed on her along the way.  Like so many others, Alison was gravely injured by and the mental health system at-large. Alison made the decision to do something positive with her life experience.  She has been an  for ... Read on »
Northwest Hospital Opens New and Expanded Behavioral Health Unit by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Thu 14 Feb 2013 6:00am As a category of medical conditions, mental health disorders are very prevalent. More than one in four adults experiences a diagnosable mental health disorder in a given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The NIMH also estimates that one in 17 adults suffers from a serious mental illness that requires hospitaliza ... Read on »
Budget Cuts Affecting Psychiatric Care by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:00pm Recently, I learned that the one and only, longer-term care facility for people with mental illnesses in the county where I live was closed, due to budget cuts by the state of Florida. This program, known as SRT, was the place that literally saved my life three years ago, when I was sent there under a court order called the Baker Act (an involunt ... Read on »
Health Headlines - April 17 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm Generic Bupropion Antidepressant Safe, Effective: FDA Teva Pharmaceuticals' version of generic bupropion extended-release tablets (marketed as Budeprion XL 300 milligram) is a safe and effective choice for the treatment of depression and meets all requirements for approval, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The FDA lau ... Read on »
Sections and Secure Units by Finding Melissa Posted Mon 01 Jun 2009 12:00am I get that I might not be here today if it wasn’t for a few well timed hospital admissions but you’ve got to be a bit careful with the inpatient option: anorexia can be a little devil when it’s cornered. The first admission was the worst. My head wasn’t in it. The anorexia was just settling in and it wasn’t giving up so eas ... Read on »
Silent all these years.......One Billion Rising by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Thu 14 Feb 2013 12:00am When Eve Ensler, creator of the Vagina Monologues and V-Day, found out a statistic that one in three women would be the victim of physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, she decided to start this movement called One Billion Rising to raise awareness about global violence against women on Valentine's Day of this year. So thi ... Read on »
A shocking story about the Armed Forces and Mental Illness by Carol BipolarHubby Patient Expert Posted Sat 11 Apr 2009 1:04am I found this article while I was looking for something else, and I thought some of you might be interested in it. It made me very angry. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/01/AR2007120101782. 'A Soldier's Officer' by Dana Priest and Anne Hull Washington Post Staff Writers Sunday, December 2, 2007; A01 ... Read on »
Autism Induced "Excited Delirium Syndrome" - Or Police Brutality? by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:31am A mom is suing police after her autistic son died following a struggle with police. Local police authorities, who apparently are also medical experts, stated that her son died from what they called "autism induced excited delirium syndrome" resulting in cardiac arrests. As the article indicates this purported "syndrome" is often used by ... Read on »
The greatest story ever told (about mental illness) by Tom D. Patient Expert Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:32pm There are stories on mental illness that inform, educate but don't connect with the people. Many reporters will tell you: It's the one subject they hate writing about more than any other. Once every 10 years, however, somebody like Michael Winerip of The New York Times, comes along and writes a piece that reads like a lyrical poem. W ... Read on »