Monthly Archives: January 2014

Violence is not a consequence of mental illness

Violence is not a consequence of mental illness I applaud Petula Dvorak’s call to action [“Ignoring mental illness won’t make it go away,” Metro, Jan. 21] on the urgent need to more openly and fully discuss mental health issues. However, … Continue reading

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We can do better for the mentally ill

We can do better for the mentally ill Giving nurse practitioners greater scope would ease the shortage of providers One way to increase access to mental health care for those who need it is to allow Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse … Continue reading

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Bipolar Disorder: Helping Your Loved One Manage a Manic Episode

Bipolar Disorder: Helping Your Loved One Manage a Manic Episode “Depression and bipolar disorder are often family diseases,” according to Psych Central associate editor and author Therese Borchard. So when your loved one is going through a manic episode, you may naturally feel … Continue reading

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Managing a Manic Episode

Managing a Manic Episode Bipolar disorder: Preventing manic episodes The more you know about bipolar disorder, the better you will be able to cope with this lifelong illness. There are many steps that you can take – or help a loved … Continue reading

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Coping with mental illness in the family

Coping with mental illness in the family This contains several articles 60 Tips for Coping with Having a Family Member who has Schizophrenia Tips for handling a crisis Tips for Communicating Tips for Avoiding Relapses Setting Boundaries How to behave … Continue reading

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What If My Depression Doesn’t Go Away?

What If My Depression Doesn’t Go Away? Until doctors have a way to test people ahead of time to see which treatment will work for each individual, finding the right approach is a matter of trial and error. Depending on … Continue reading

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When managers “feel” for you

When managers “feel” for you One Friday earlier this month, teachers at Allen Elementary School in Kansas were handed a folder on arrival at work. Inside were their new identities. For a day, they would all play the part of … Continue reading

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Living with anxiety, searching for joy

Living with anxiety, searching for joy Anxiety and panic have been my constant companions for as far back as my memory reaches. The outlines of most of the milestones — birthdays, graduations, awards — are etched in acid relief on … Continue reading

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Jahi McMath, Ariel Sharon, and the Valley of Death

Jahi McMath, Ariel Sharon, and the Valley of Death Today, more and more of us face another uncanny valley: the uncanny valley of the shadow of death. It’s the domain of those, like Jahi and former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel … Continue reading

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Have you seen my brother standing in the shadows?

Have you seen my brother standing in the shadows? My brother John called me last summer to tell me that he had finally figured out our family secret. I was his mother, he said. I am not, of course. My … Continue reading

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