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Establishing the 1st International Treaty for Rights and Duties in Mental Health

Experience makes us see the importance of seeking standardized protocols in the treatment and daily maintenance of people in mental health programs. Research, case studies, and other evidence signals that the world tends to produce knowledge multilateral. The most varied countries can give rise to more adequate and practically experienced management, which can improve the […]

Deputy Director of South American Affairs

Mental Health Affairs has always been an international mission at its core. Our vision is a final solution ⚡️⚡️. After all, the need for better mental health care has become an emergent worldwide crisis. As early as late summer, Mental Health Affairs began assimilating its new international rollout campaign after several activist groups and reformers […]

SELF MANAGING DELUSIONAL SYSTEMS

Delusions put the ‘crazy’ in madness. Delusions can carve out the imaginary and marry it in misleading ways with a person’s orientation. Symptoms like this complicate and distort our reality and sense of self. Fantasies can remain dormant and not escalate. Other illusions break off and form systems that typically require psychotherapy, psychotropic medication, and […]

Issues of Longevity and Mental Health

Issues of Longevity and Mental Health There is no question people with a severe mental health diagnosis die on average 15–20 years younger than the general population; meaning long-standing chronic illnesses throughout a lifespan will impact the body and its longevity and health. I think this makes complete sense. Poorly managed symptoms and tough, difficult […]

Gross Violence Against People with a Mental Health diagnosis in Brazil

On June 17, 2021, in Brazil, Police invaded a home and, with three shots, killed Hamilton Cesar Lima Bandeira, a 23 years old young man with a history of intellectual disabilities.  According to his mother: ‘the police, after killing Hamilton Cesar with the three shots, police officers dragged his body by the legs and arms […]

ALWAYS TURNING AND TURNING

Another month ended, and a new one turned and began anew. “Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers …one season following another”, both lines from “Sunrise, Sunset” from the musical, “Fiddler on the Roof.” Also, “Day by Day,” sung in the musical “Godspell,” shows how each day comes and goes and the frailty of life continues. Even […]

My journey in mental health housing and recommendations for change and reform

Those of us with mental illness know full well that there are many challenges required of us. Acquiring and maintaining stable housing is one of the biggest challenges of them all. With a complicated condition, the healing journey can be difficult and even more dangerous without stable housing. My mental health housing system was strenuous […]

Systems-based disparities for African American Medicaid Recipients in the NY OMH Article 31 Clinic

“WHAT DO YOU MEAN I’VE BEEN DISCHARGED?” “YOU’VE MISSED TWO SESSIONS. WE TALKED ABOUT ATTENDANCE, AND IN THIS CLINIC, IF YOU MISS TWO CONSECUTIVE SESSIONS, IT WILL RESULT IN YOUR DISCHARGE” “DISCHARGE? I’M GOING END UP IN THE HOSPITAL!” “YOU’RE ALWAYS WELCOME TO REAPPLY FOR TREATMENT WHEN YOU’RE READY TO COMMIT TO YOUR MENTAL HEALTH“ Tell […]