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back to earth thoughts on lack of psychiatric services for the blind

I think it’s safe to say I’m back on the ground after my three week frantic rollercoaster about wanting to leave. Realizing what Friedman Place can’t offer me, and at this very moment isn’t offering people there who are struggling, was a hard cold reality check. 1,524 more words

Mental Illness

My Week in Review

Determination took over yesterday. I called the mental health center back to schedule an appointment with a counselor. I ended up calling several times because the first time, I got the answering service again. 1,003 more words


The Conservatives are in. Is mental health out?

The Care Quality Commission has found that the mental health care system is ‘struggling to cope’ after reviewing the help provided to people in ‘mental health crisis’ (including those who are suicidal, or are having a severe panic attack or psychotic episode). 885 more words

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“Right Here, Right Now” – a timely report into the quality of Mental Health Crisis Care.

Last week, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published a report into the quality of care given to people who experience a mental health crisis. The report, “Right Here, Right Now”, focussed on the following three areas: 310 more words

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Mental Health Engagement Network (MHEN)

The economic cost of mental illness to Canada was recently estimated at $51 billion annually, and still the current “system” of care is fragmented and without sufficient resources (financial, human, and technological), per “The Healthcare Interview” Canadian Healthcare Network, December 2009. 113 more words


How to survive mental illness under a Tory government

Let’s be honest, it wasn’t ideal having mental health issues under the previous government, but now the Tories are in power, their proposed austerity cuts to services and benefits have understandably caused shock-waves and concern for sufferers. 861 more words

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A Short History of Alcoholism

The whole concept of alcoholism is historical

Reports vary as to when the term was first used but it was probably somewhere around 1848-49 by Magnus Huss, a Swedish scientist. 1,134 more words

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