Jim Piersall, a successful center fielder (1950-67), struggled publicly with mental health problems as a player, was hospitalized twice, treated with lithium, then recovered aneopd became a baseball “lifer.”
Category Archives: Mental Health
Mental health courts are an alternative to jail and a criminal record for people whose emotional distress leads to an arrest for a non-violent misdemeanor. Experience in the first few years indicates it keeps most people who choose the mental health courts, and go to treatment, stay out of court and jail for at least year. It lightens a heavy burden on the police, courts, and jails.
When God builds a lake, He has unlimited time, resources, and creativity. When people build a lake God would be proud of, that’s an achievement. I started to heal when I jumped in Deering Reservoir.
Here are wellness tools and plans I use when my post-traumatic stress feelings and behavior are triggered. Sometimes, I react to suddenly to use a plan. I work to slow those reactions down.
A new book says LISTENING helps troubled vets heal. Clinical training is unnecessary. Saying they have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is harmful. “A sustained emotional reaction to the horror of war is not a disorder,” Paula J. Caplan says. “What would be a healthy response to war?”
“Open Dialogue,” a therapeutic community in Finland, has been treating schizophrenia without medication for 20 years, and claims that 90 percent of residents recover.
Critics of the way mental health professionals administer psychiatric medicine make valid points, but sometimes, in their zeal, they do it in a way that might cause harm.
Writing or telling the story of how you overcame serious emotional difficulty is always good for you. Going public with your story is good for other people, but not necessarily for you. Here are tips on how to tell your story, and whether you should go public.
People with mental illness get well and stay well. The PATIENTS convinced many, not all, providers of that. Terrible things happen when mental health care professionals think their client/patients can never recover. Here’s the sort of thing that happened all the time, that still happen far too often, when professionals Idon’t believe in recovery.
Tom Cruise apologized to Brooke Shields after criticizing her for taking medicine for post-partem depression. Shields accepted the apology, but some questions remain