These people suffering from mental illness, especially severe mental illness, are like the rest of us. They have dreams, hopes and feelings. Many, like the homeless man I regularly see, are full of intelligence, love, passion and resilience, yet we're blind to all of those qualities.
CMHS: The bill encourages the Center for Mental Health services to not focus on seriously mentally ill. It is required to
Tens of thousands of people languished in psychiatric hospitals in the Soviet Union for years, not because they were insane but because they held views that contradicted the system.
A few days later on my birthday, I will not be left wondering if my mother will offer to make me a cake this year or get me a present. Nor will there be a birthday dinner made in my honor in which I spend a few hours in baited breathe to see if there will be an outburst.
A new study has found talk therapy in conjunction with lower doses of medication could be the most effective treatment for schizophrenia. We discuss the findings and #WhatsWorking to help those suffering from this mental illness.
Unfortunately, all of the stands taken by each these interest groups seems intractable. That means we will be talking about another mass shooting in about 150 days. Then the conversation about what needs to be done will begin again. And nothing will change.
(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Jeremy Laurence) A representative for the police department could
The plaintiffs also allege that the two officers, Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, intentionally engaged in the use
Behind the Gates of Gomorrah covers other problems with the care and treatment of the most seriously ill, but is at its best when it describes what happens to the seriously ill when the mental health system protects their right to be psychotic rather than their right to treatment.
Kudos to Texas. Finally, a state has said enough, and with its bold investment in mental health, help usher in a new era of science based rational mental health care policy in America.
Most of us are familiar with food banks and soup kitchens, where donated food goes to feed hungry people in the community. Yet we rarely talk about the connection between mental illness and hunger and how access to food can do more than just provide a full stomach.
If Congress wants to improve care, save money, and reduce violence, it should stop funding groups working to improve people's mental health and use the savings to treat people with serious mental illness. Replace mission creep with mission control.
While the state’s new initiative is reportedly already in use by approximately 2,700 jurisdictions nationwide, some have