My Son Tells His Side of Crazy

For the first time, my son and I both gave speeches recently about mental illness and our journey together to recovery. I couldn’t have been prouder of his talk. There was a time — when he was repeatedly hospitalized, arrested and even shot twice with a taser by the police — when I wasn’t sure that we…

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,…

Creating opportunities for parent empowerment: program effects on the mental health/coping outcomes of critically ill young children and their mothers.

Pediatrics. 2004 Jun;113(6):e597-607. Creating opportunities for parent empowerment: program effects on the mental health/coping outcomes of critically ill young children and their mothers. Melnyk BM, Alpert-Gillis L, Feinstein NF, Crean HF, Johnson J, Fairbanks E, Small L, Rubenstein J, Slota M, Corbo-Richert B. Source School of Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14642, USA.…

Confronting the Stigma of Mental Illness with Empowerment and Advocacy

Cheryl Gagne, a senior research and training associate at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, explores the causes and consequences of society’s stigma toward mental illness and what college students can do to mitigate discrimination and bias. Gagne’s presentation highlights Photovoice, a research and therapy technique that allows patients with mental illness to create photo-narratives of…

Participatory Concepts in Mental Health Care: Will they be a driving force behind a reform movement supported by unified advocacy?

Participatory Concepts in Mental Health Care: Will they be a driving force behind a reform movement supported by unified advocacy? PART I BY Maria Mangicaro SUBJECT:  The author, a mental health e-Patient and legal blogger with an interest in psychotic disorders, discusses various reasons that influence the perspectives of mainstream advocates, as opposed to those of the…

Psychosis and the perception of a “threat to society” create a compelling

Participatory Concepts in Mental Health Care: Will they be a driving force behind a reform movement supported by unified advocacy? PART III Psychosis and the perception of a  “threat to society” create a compelling The accused Tucson shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, is described by experts as suffering from a psychotic disorder. Julie Schenecker, the Tampa,…