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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 🔘

Repositioning symptomatology for mental health conditions post DSM-5

In the throes of madness, I have found some form of peace to hold on to like an anchor while discovering my innermost serenity. Only at the very end of my tormented nights was I unable to identify a technique to self-manage the chaos around me. At that point, I would not suggest self-managing the … Continue reading Repositioning symptomatology for mental health conditions post DSM-5

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)

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Re-Imagining Treatment

Background:I have been a consumer of mental health services for a litany of diagnoses including but not limited to NPD. With this said, this presentation is intended to explore existing definitions of NPD and offer additional insight into other possible treatment pathways for people seeking support and resources to battle this disorder. The definition for … Continue reading Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Re-Imagining Treatment

A Story of First Episode Psychosis: From Symptom Activation to Hospitalization

Symptom Activation Crossing into Broome County New York my vehicle was immediately pulled over by a state trooper. The trooper insisted that a car was weaving in and out of traffic in the vicinity I was driving. While he issued me no ticket, he followed me all the way to my exit in downtown Binghamton. … Continue reading A Story of First Episode Psychosis: From Symptom Activation to Hospitalization

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