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The War Time Social Worker

There is a reason why you bring on the war time social worker into the clinical picture

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Speech Process then and now, and First Onset Psychosis

I have not gone about changing the way I handle things because I simply wanted to be spontaneous and change things up.

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The Benefits of Taking Inventory

We all know that staying positive is helpful in promoting good mental health. Well, this is getting harder and harder for some folks. Staying positive has become increasingly difficult when

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The Revisionist: rise of the prosumer, axioms, and future directions in Mental Health Affairs

When I first began writing about mental health, and topics concerning my own experience with schizophrenia, I was a bit naive. I thought since I lived through “this”, meaning, the

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The Prosumer Technocrat🔢🔀

I’m am very much public about my status as a prosumer in the mental health community. I’ve outed myself time and again. People ask me about my book series all

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New “Lost Chapter” Chapter of University on Watch: Register Co-sign Arrest

Handcuffed in front of my house, with broken glass from my car all over the place, I knew I had entered into a whole new phase of contesting admission. This

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What keeps me pushing forward?

I am field instructor for graduate and undergraduate student in social work going for their bachelors and masters degrees. I am also a professor of social work in a university.

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Seeking the help of a Tertiary Care Hospital

As a clinical social worker, I am always interested in the level of care abstraction that defines systems in medical and mental health facilities. As a person who has had

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When is sharing too much? Is oversharing a real thing?🗣

Ive been accused of a number of crimes, socially unacceptable behaviors, and litany of outrageous transgressions during the course of my mental illness. While the majority of the truly grotesque

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🅱️iologic Theory

Research must be wholly beneficial to the public, it must be free and rife for regard for society. As a prosumer and mental health interventionist researcher, I have sought nothing

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The Cancer in Academia and Mental Health Research

I have made no secret about my skepticism in the clinical value of new research in mental health in the last decade. I am just not certain we are targeting

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Use of metaphors in the therapy office 🕵️‍♂️

If you are a patient, or psychotherapist, the odds are you have been encouraged to use metaphors in the therapy room. I teach family therapy at the university level, and

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Pedagogy and Practice for Social Workers🎓

I am a very, very passionate learner. I believe in education, and anyone who reads my writing understands my love of learning. Partially due to a trauma suffered in my

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Attention Seeking Behavior(s)🤳🏽

I have a profound fascination with attention seeking behavior(s). I am also profoundly clever at capturing the attention of my peers, family, and friends. Let’s be completely honest, some of

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Kendra Died for US💝

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. I am an overweight Jewish man from New York State with an active schizophrenia diagnosis. I have been committed to

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The Evil Therapist👹

The ethics of the helping profession and helping professionals are constantly under the radar. Help seekers, colleagues, and other professions in vastly different fields continue to question the ethics, values,

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Mortality-rates in Health & Medicine: Justifying Unnecessary Mental Health Interventions

There is no question people with a severe mental health diagnosis die on average of 15-20 years younger than the general populations. Studies continue to evidence further data suggesting the

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The Changing of Signs🔮

I have said before that there is no universal way or signified to capturing or expressing in words the experience of psychosis. I might have been wrong about this claim.

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Center-staging, displays, and untoward behavior

I have witnessed the most obscene, ornate, loud, and grandest displays from people I work with both clients and colleagues. Center-staging isn’t just about the magnitude and lengths gone through

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Addressing Symptoms: Stilted Language, Perseveration, Word Salad

Anyone who knows me personally or professionally is aware of my love of language. As a person diagnosed with schizophrenia and a lover of language, the road to recovery and

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The Myth of High Functioning📊

I hear it all the time working in Mental Health and also as a person carrying a diagnosis. It’s a term that is both misused and overused, infantilizing, and laden

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Cigarettes and Tobacco Use in Mental Health Settings

The growing trend in most mental health centers is the banning of tobacco products and their use on campuses that deliver treatment and other supportive programs. When I first entered

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The Clinical Gaze

Walking into the therapists office, you sit down, look up at your therapist, and behold his or her eyes peering at you and assessing your mental status before you even

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