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Why Mental Health Care Stigma Exists

Some psychiatrists and mental health workers complain that the very subject of mental health, as well as mental health patients themselves, have a social stigma to overcome. The mental health workers say there is not enough mental health coverage due to this “stigma,”...

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Robin Williams – Another Artist's Suicide

Robin Williams, a greatly beloved American comedian, actor and filmmaker, committed suicide at his home in Tiburon, Ca. on August 11th. How does something as unexpected as this occur? In late June, Williams had gone for "rehab" at the Hazelden Addiction Treatment...

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HOW CAN AN ADVOCATE HELP WITH UNDERSTANDING?

The definition of ‘delay’ according to Merriam-Webster: (noun) a situation in which something happens later than it should. That seems clear. We move on and look at the definition of ‘process’, again, according to Merriam-Webster: (noun) a series of changes that...

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Depression Screening for Pregnant Moms- What does this Mean?

Military Suicide Still Ignored by the VA

A recent field hearing by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held in Roswell, NM introduced a new plan to help the VA provide medical help to veterans in rural parts of the country by allowing them to get medical care in their local private hospitals rather than...

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Mental Illness in Prison Population

The ranks of those incarcerated in state prisons have increased in unprecedented numbers over the past 10 years. Not surprisingly, courts demand that mental health screening and “treatment” (most often drugs) are given to those deemed mentally unstable. Recent studies...

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Depression Screening for Pregnant Moms- What does this Mean?

Antidepressants and Homicidal Behavior

Antidepressants have been proven in court to cause homicidal behavior in some patients. In 2001, a federal jury in Cheyenne, Wyoming ordered SmithKline Beecham to pay 6.4 million dollars to relatives of a Paxil user who committed murder and suicide while on the drug....

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HOW DOES ADVOCACY HELP A TEACHER?

(Heather Lascano, CEO, Neuro Touch Inc.) The afternoon was rather warm, almost uncomfortably so.  The parking lot was just starting to clear following the bus and parent carpool line activity. The office staff was already chatting about the evening plans and upcoming...

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Depression Screening for Pregnant Moms- What does this Mean?

Why Expand Psychiatry with Involuntary Commitment?

Each time a citizen goes on an unpredicted shooting spree we hear pleas for more involuntary commitment laws and programs. Psychiatry has been playing a fiddle tune entitled “If he’d only gotten proper mental health care in time this tragedy could have been avoided”...

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Depression Screening for Pregnant Moms- What does this Mean?

HOW DOES ADVOCACY HELP MY CHILD?

Mom A got calls weekly and then daily as a result of extreme behavior from her daughter in school. Tantrums. Refusals to join in on the group work. Failure to follow the daily activities for all children. Then came the fights at home with siblings. There was already...

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Depression Screening for Pregnant Moms- What does this Mean?

Psychotropic Drugs – Lobotomies In a Pill

Since the introduction of Thorazine in 1954 psychiatry and drug companies have rolled out a never ending stream of psychotropic drugs to replace the dramatic surgical procedures known as lobotomies. These so-called psychotropic medications have been called “chemical...

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Depression Screening for Pregnant Moms- What does this Mean?

Psychiatry: A Belief System Destroying our Society

Psychiatry, it may be validly argued, is simply a belief system. In fact, many of their most treasured DSM disorders were voted on by conference participants. There is no proof of the existence of ADD or ADHD, and absolutely no valid medical test for a single one of...

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