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Rossa Forbes

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I am a mother who is on a journey with her son to help him overcome schizophrenia. We are taking a holistic approach. I have tested many of the therapies myself, so I can write with confidence about what they do. No therapy is too unusual to try, which makes for interesting reading.
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A Theological Interpretation of Mental illness-A Focus on “Schizophrenia” by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health originally posted on the Beyond Meds blog JANUARY 11, 2015 BY  ADMIN by Elahe Hessamfar A book:  My precious daughter, Helia, was diagnosed with “schizophrenia” f ... Read on »
Interview with Ann Cluver Weinberg, author of The Danny Diaries by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Ann Cluver Weinberg is a South African writer. In this 2013 interview she discusses how the diagnosis and the gloomy attitude of the doctors was an impedimen ... Read on »
Person of the Year - Corinna West by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health "If you want to know how young black people overcome adversity, we’ve got over 400 videos up on the Poetry for Personal Power You Tube channel." (Corinna West) ... Read on »
My Mysterious Son: A Life-Changing Passage Between Schizophrenia and Shamanism by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A memoir about the tight bond between a father and his mentally ill son. Until his son’s late teens, Russell (The Life and Ideas of James Hillman: Volume I: ... Read on »
Today's Obituary by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health P. D. James, Novelist Known as ‘Queen of Crime,’ Dies at 94 Ms. James gave birth to the first of her two daughters in 1942, during a bombing blitz. She served as a Red ... Read on »
I believe I'm 32 again (and it feels wonderful) by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health MAGAZINE  | THE HEALTH ISSUE By BRUCE GRIERSONOCT. 22, 2014 One day in the fall of 1981, eight men in their 70s stepped out of a van in front of a co ... Read on »
New family education course starts soon by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Families Healing Together OCTOBER 17, 2014 BY  ADMIN By Krista MacKinnon I’ve worked in the mental health system for twelve years now, and prior to that was a patie ... Read on »
Dr. Ping: Con job or great job? by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Eighteen months ago, Chris switched medications from Abilify to Respiridone because he didn't like Abilify (I've forgotten why).  Three months after switching he began to r ... Read on »
Practical things you can do for anxiety by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Hope for Everyone Kjetil Mellingen September 3, 2014 I am a very optimistic psychologist, but with reason. For 25 years ... Read on »
Life goes on by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I'm still here. Life goes on at its decidedly slower pace now that Chris is becoming a self. I haven't blogged about him in a while, but recently I've been getting a flurry ... Read on »
Free Online Training Module Using Normalizing Within CBT for Psychosis by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health R on Unger is a licensed cognitive behavioral therapist whose understanding of psychosis I greatly appreciate and admire. His writing has helped me enormously in ... Read on »
People never change because they are happy by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Torn from easyJet's latest in-flight magazine issue, an interview with Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic: You're known for doing crazy stuff, but your latest p ... Read on »
Louise Gillett by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Louise Gillett is a writer and creative talent behind the blog Schizophrenia at the School Gate. No, wait, she's not just a writer, she's an excellent writer and she's got a ... Read on »
People never change because they are happy by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Torn from easyJet's latest in-flight magazine issue, an interview with Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic: You're known for doing crazy stuff, but your lates ... Read on »
Next Recovering Our Families course starts in August by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Recovering Our Families “Recovering our Families” introduces families to key recovery principles, leaders, research and resources that are person- and family-centere ... Read on »
A list of warmlines by state by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Recovering Our Families “Recovering our Families” introduces families to key recovery principles, leaders, research and resources that are person- and family- ... Read on »
The Secrets They Kept: The True Story of a Mercy Killing that Shocked a Town and Shamed a Family by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health An intriguing quote in this book puts the secrets of the Levin family tragedy in perspective: "Secrets are like stars. They blaze inside the heart and ultima ... Read on »
Justin Bieber: The new face of positive psychiatric labelling by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I went for a walk today with my youngest son Taylor around our neighborhood. We looked at the Nantucket style houses that were recently built and we agreed that, while char ... Read on »
The parents' role in a medical setting by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This applies to so many parents who insist that their child has a mental illness.  From , by Steven Goldsmith, MD.  "My agreement of her parents' definition of it ... Read on »
Leonard Cohen's 1970 European tour: "I want to play mental asylums" by Rossa Forbes Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Excerpt from Salon   The politics, the police, and the frenzy exhausted Cohen. When the whole world was going mad, where did you go for shelter? “I want to play ... Read on »