“You’re not easy to serve,” the director of care management said
The pictures posted are from a secretly videotaped meeting with my care manager and his director at a non-profit agency in Westchester NY. For three
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
There is nothing more profound than healing and recovery from extreme perilous circumstances and returning to a more normal life.
I have been accused of several crimes, socially unacceptable behaviors, and a litany of outrageous transgressions during my mental illness.
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
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
One of my biggest struggles as a social worker in the human services is challenging learned helplessness. Learned helplessness is a phenomena in which clients,
There is no question that family participation in a person’s mental health treatment is beneficial and critical to manage the long-standing problems that surface during
I was asked to write down three things I cannot live without on a piece of scrap paper for a seminar on interpretation.
The ethics of workers in the helping profession is constantly under the radar
In April of that Spring, I was not only receiving assistance through the disabilities office on campus, I was also speaking at their ceremony and reception for graduating students.
to determine if J PETERS is safe to continue as a student, the final statement following the list of concerns and written by the Dean of Harper College
When I arrived at their E&R I was taken into a room and told I was no longer welcome at the clinic and needed to go elsewhere for services
This is the 100th article posted on Mental Health Affairs. All of us at Mental Health Affairs have aimed to bring readers the most critical
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