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Here I Am by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Hello everyone. I imagine there are about five people who check in with this site but for those five, let me tell you where to find me now. Though PW has very graciously al ... Read on »
test by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health but this is a jump [...] Read on »
Shawn King: A Deliberate Overdose? by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health There are few things more mind-boggling than Larry King and his ability to find gorgeous women to sleep with and marry. They all seem far too attractive for a batlike homonc ... Read on »
Depression Confession: Megan Fox by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Okay, actually, it’s not depression. But since this is a category I’ve used for a long time, it seemed like a good headline. Megan Fox isn’t depressed, though. She simply ... Read on »
Lost My Edge by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I got a letter today from Chicago. It was anonymous, but said that since I left PW, I’ve lost my edge and have become too soft. It also lamented the fact that I post so in ... Read on »
If You Do Nothing Else Today, Read This by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health An incredibly eloquent submission by Joe Gutstein. Let’s imagine for a moment that you are long into the public mental health system. You have been in the hospital mul ... Read on »
Does Diagnosis Matter? by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In the recovery movement, which is the zeitgeist in the delivery of mental health services at this time, we are supposed to look past someone’s diagnosis. I am not “a bipo ... Read on »
The New DSM by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As you’ve no doubt heard by now, a revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is underway. Public comments are being solicited One of the do ... Read on »
Video: Suicide, Death and Other Goodies by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Click here to view the embedded video. Read on »
Effexor to Cymbalta: Not So Bad by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health You know, if you rely on the Internet to inform you about medication side effects, you might have a panic attack before you’ve even got the Ativan in your system to cal ... Read on »
Bizarre New Hobby by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I don’t know what’s come over me, but I’m newly fascinated by the websites of businesses that craft furniture for psychiatric facilities. I often think about how different ... Read on »
James Cameron Is Making People Sad by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Sometimes I can’t believe the weirdness. From Marie-Claire UK: Fans of Avatar, the sci-fi epic set in the Utopian world of Pandora, are reporting that the retur ... Read on »
Coming Up: Depression and Ethnicity by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health If you’re interested in diagnoses and ethnic categories, check out Tell Me More, like, now. A segment on that is coming up. Read on »
Song(s) of the Day: Vic Chesnutt by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I’m very sad this week because Vic Chesnutt, an amazing musician who faced down demonic depression for years, took his own life — finally. He’d tried it several times, ... Read on »
Human Rights Violations at Psychiatric “Hospital” by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health If you haven’t heard of investigative reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas, that’s a shame. I hadn’t heard of him either until Joe sent me a link to his latest expose on an inpatient ... Read on »
Homeless Memorial Day Is Today by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Okay, so it’s not the most cheerful holiday. But it’s certainly one of the most important. Today at 4:30, go to City Hall for the vigil/rally paying tribute to those homeles ... Read on »
This Is So Funny! Max Fink Posted a Comment by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Wow. The “grandfather” of ECT – and one of the primary financial beneficiaries — has posted a comment for the FDA. I was trying to find my own comment to post on this here b ... Read on »
FDA ECT deadline looms by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I don’t claim to understand the way electroconvulsive therapy works or doesn’t work. Despite varying theories, its medical success and failure remains mysterious. “We don’t ... Read on »
I Am Alive. Really. by Liz S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I owe everyone reading this a big apology. I’ve been MIA, and thinking myself expendable, I didn’t realize I had worried people. As a person who assumes my father is dead ev ... Read on »