I want to introduce a concept called the Early Warning System
There is an unspoken, covert, and arbitrary standard for working in the mental health community.
The problem runs as deep as what practitioners face when practicing psychotherapy
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I began to hear, think about, and approach the world based on these new and emerging delusions—they pulled me into a distorted reality.
Objectification has been mobilized to create and propagate lies and other “isms”
At the root of it, these case examples, while vivid, and telling of the extreme dysfunction in the system, are extremely black and white, with little grey area for clinical interpretation in terms of direction in the provision of patient care and treatment.
Fifty one years ago we walked the moon
I am a consumer of mental health services. I am also a licensed social worker. I am a professional. I’ve done supervisory, engagement services, and
That’s Kim, I thought. Shameless to the end. Revisonless.
“You’re not easy to serve,” the director of care management said
On episode 7 of Behind the Mind, Max Guttman joins the show to share his experiences with schizophrenia and details the adversity he overcame to live a happy, healthy and productive life. He also shines light on the common misconceptions about schizophrenia and the manner in which the disorder can be treated. This was one of the most inspirational stories I have ever heard, and I can’t thank Max enough for his bravery and willingness to help me reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Preface The Revisionist describes events I experienced beginning in 2008, the year that I graduated from college at New England University. However, the actual writing
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
This article was originally published in NAMI’s the Advocate Spring 2019
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I have traveled all over the world. Before, after, and during my most psychotic episodes, I have been privileged in the realm of touring, traveling
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After moving into my new home, I truly wanted to make it place of self-care, joy, and peace. Things went so poorly where I had
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