Weekends at Bellevue: Not an easy job to decide who is “crazy” or engage psych patients

Youtube Credits:  Uploaded by wnycradio on Oct 8, 2009 Listen to the whole interview: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/episodes/2009/10/08/segments/142211 Dr. Julie Holland talks about her work as the doctor in charge of Bellevue’s psychiatric emergency room in her new memoir, Weekends at Bellevue. Youtube Credits:  Uploaded by  AeroLynda123 on Nov 14, 2009 Youtube Credits:  Uploaded by KnowDrugsdotNet on Oct 27,…

American Undercover – Bellevue: Inside a Non-Participatory Model of Mental Health Care

New York City’s Bellevue Hospital, the country’s most renowned psychiatric emergency center, treats as many as 7000 individuals annually. This documentary feature takes viewers for an exclusive tour inside the locked psychiatric wards of America’s largest public hospital, where they will have the opportunity to observe the sometimes tragic, sometimes comic, and always grueling struggle…

Illinois Task force to investigate the Criteria for the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

By Maria Mangicaro Chicago, IL:  Allegations of deceptive practices among mental health care professionals is a concern for Illinois House of Representatives by Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago).  Flowers has introduced a resolution calling for the establishment of a “Task Force on Mental Diagnosis and Illinois Law.” HR0898 is co-sponsored by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-Chicago). The task…

The Participatory Medicine movement and Best Practice Standards: Are Psych Patients being excluded?

By Maria Mangicaro “Participatory Medicine is a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health, and in which providers encourage and value them as full partners.” The Feb. 1, article “Participatory Medicine: Must You Be Rich to Participate?” published in the Journal of Participatory Medicine raises serious…