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Child psychiatrists or unicorns, which one is harder to find?

When the local mental health clinic abruptly closed last September, Cheryl knew she would have a tough time finding a new psychiatrist to treat her son.  Her 15 year old son is complicated, to start with.  He has several diagnoses, … Continue reading Child psychiatrists or unicorns, which one is harder to find?

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Bucking Conventional Wisdom in Mental Health

My two hot buttons are pushed every time the topics of psychoactive drugs and forced treatment are brought up. The two are interrelated. First, there is an over-reliance and near worship of psychoactive drugs in our culture. The other is … Continue reading Bucking Conventional Wisdom in Mental Health

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My Anger, No Longer My Danger

I have been angry for a long time, and I have let that anger overpower me without actually thinking about it. All I knew was that as awful as I felt, it still felt good to have something other than … Continue reading My Anger, No Longer My Danger

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Why children are not little adults, take two

“Children are not little adults,” I said at a recent meeting.  “They go home to families, not their own apartments.  They go to school; they are not employed.  And when they have mental health problems, it’s episodic, not chronic. “ … Continue reading Why children are not little adults, take two

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Lapse back into depression

I am widely known for my past experiences with mental health. Since the age of 15, I have been very outspoken about what I’ve been through, what I’ve been diagnosed with, what medications I’ve taken, what works, and what doesn’t. … Continue reading Lapse back into depression

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