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Kate McLaughlin. Patient Expert

Tucson, Arizona
I am an educator, writer, author, speaker and mental health advocate. My goals are to be loving,... Full Bio
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NAMI onThe Arizona Tragedy by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The following is reprinted from the NAMI website. When U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 13 others were wounded and six persons killed ... Read on »
Mental Health America & The Arizona Tragedy by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I am reprinting this statement, which I received in an email, from Steve Vetzner, spokesman for Mental Health America , in the aftermath of the Arizona tragedy. ... Read on »
On The Tucson Shooting… by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I am a Tucsonan, a writer, a mental health advocate and a supporter of reasonable gun control. This violent incident, this perfect storm of illness and guns and rhetoric com ... Read on »
Arizona Tragedy: A Message From NAMI by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health NAMI is an organization of individuals and families whose lives have been deeply affected by mental illness. We share the sadness of other Americans over the Tucson, A ... Read on »
Tucson Tragedy Must Prompt Change by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Christina Taylor Green       Gabrielle Giffords     In the wake of a particularly contentious fall campaign season, a ... Read on »
A Glimpse Into OCD by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I recently “met” Lisa at a poetry forum in which we both participate. She made the following submission, which I found amazingly honest and revealing. I was certain th ... Read on »
Another Viewpoint: LGBTQ Suicides by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This Article Is Reprinted from Persephone Speaks , the blog associated with Kore Press .   TC Tolbert “TC Tolbert is a genderqueer, feminist poet and educato ... Read on »
ANxIetY… A Primer by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health What is anxiety? Anxiety is actually a normal protective response, alerting you to danger. Imagine coming home and finding your front door wide open when you kn ... Read on »
STRESS: What is it? by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health We hear a lot of people talking about stress these days, but what exactly do they mean? In all likelihood, each person has a different perception and a differen ... Read on »
Live Your Life Well by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A New Website from Mental Health America “Every day, Americans are affected by the myriad challenges, stresses and demands on their lives. And eve ... Read on »
More Information from BRING CHANGE TO MIND by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the abilit ... Read on »
On Bipolar Disorder & Medication by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Advice from Dr. Steven A. Weisblatt Dr. Steven A. Weisblatt, MD , a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center who also ha ... Read on »
Borderline Personality Disorder by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health       Borderline Personality Disorder often co-occurs with other mental illnesses. For many, the associated behaviors develop as coping mechanisms to deal ... Read on »
Mental Illness Less Stigmatizing by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This is the finding of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), as elaborated in the article below, taken from their site: Stigma associated with mental illnesse ... Read on »
From a Reader… by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I sometimes consider shutting down this site to focus on other writings, particularly when I look at cost. I’ve resisted monetizing through ads becaus ... Read on »
TONIGHT!!! by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health About Hear Me NOW: A Celebration of Resiliency Through the Performing Arts Tonight, Thursday, May 7, 2009, 7 p.m. ET | Washington, DC The Awareness Day ... Read on »
Promoting Positive Mental Health from Birth to Adulthood by Kate McLaughlin. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Promoting Positive Mental Health from Birth to Adulthood Let’s join forces to send the following messages across the nation: Mental health is essential to o ... Read on »