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This paper presents a long-overdue plan and proposal to the office of mental health to close state psychiatric centres and to discharge all remaining patients to the community. From long-term care and extended service units to admissions and adult, children, and adolescent services provided by inpatient treatment wards, this is a call for the complete … Continue reading Article 🅾️ [British English Edition🇬🇧]

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This following presentation is the long-overdue plan and proposal to the office of mental health to shutdown the state psychiatric centers and discharge all remaining patients to the community. From long-term care and extended service units, to admissions, adult, children, and adolescent service in-patient treatment wards, I am calling for the complete and final discontinuation … Continue reading Article 🔘

Addressing Symptoms (Agitation, Frustration Tolerance)

In the throws of madness I have found some form of peace to hold on to as an anchor in discovering my innermost serenity. Only in the very end of my tormented nights was I unable to identify a technique to self-manage the chaos around me. By that time, I would not suggest self-managing the … Continue reading Addressing Symptoms (Agitation, Frustration Tolerance)

On the Road to Recovery: From Hospital Discharge to Graduate School in Social Work

In the summer of 2008, mid-July, I was ready for discharge from Binghamton State Psychiatric Center. Of course, readiness for discharge from a state hospital by no means signals the completion of the healing process, but it does set the stage for what would become a decade of recovery. In July of 2008, the psychosis … Continue reading On the Road to Recovery: From Hospital Discharge to Graduate School in Social Work

Preventing, Predicting, & Dismantling Problems Ahead: The Early Warning System

The worst thing in the world is to have had the opportunity to fix or resolve a problem and to sit on one's hands or let the chance pass us by without taking action. While some issues take us by surprise, e.g. breakthrough symptoms, new symptoms, or unexpected circumstances, other problems can be identified, marked, … Continue reading Preventing, Predicting, & Dismantling Problems Ahead: The Early Warning System

The Life & Times of a Person Carrying a Mental Health Diagnosis

There seems to be several types of mental health blogs on the market. Clinical blogs, peer blogs based on personal experiences, hybrid blogs which combine both aspects of recovery, and research re-blogged materials from across the web. I would hazard to say blogs focusing on prevention and the amelioration of symptoms before they become unmanageable … Continue reading The Life & Times of a Person Carrying a Mental Health Diagnosis

Chronic Illness & Recovery: Setting the Pace for Sustainable Healing

For people with a chronic illness and long standing mental health diagnosis finding the right pace for recovery & healing can be difficult and even misleading at times during the life of a disorder. Acute disorders provide people with the space and room for misapplied energy and focus. Often, people can expend their energy dealing … Continue reading Chronic Illness & Recovery: Setting the Pace for Sustainable Healing

No Flowers for People with a Mental Health Disorder

When a person walks into a medical facility, hospital, or otherwise, they walk right past the gift shop. Usually, people walk right past it, just to ask someone else passing by: "where is the gift shop?" because they were headed there anyway and didn't see it on their way in to visit their loved one … Continue reading No Flowers for People with a Mental Health Disorder

Selfless Living

''soliciting my grandmother for money for a project and then, when she told my mother, I denied the event, blaming her misunderstanding of my behavior on her dementia...' I've lived a rich & privileged life. In my youth I was resistant and disagreeable, at time challenging my peers, family, friends, and employers. Later, teachers, professors, … Continue reading Selfless Living