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Phone calls, phantom panels and advocacy

The sign on the door said “closed” but did not explain. Further investigation revealed three clinics under the same management were closed by the court at a bankruptcy hearing. As any parent of a child with mental health problems knows, … Continue reading Phone calls, phantom panels and advocacy

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What’s in my wallet? Not much after mental health costs.

My ex-husband and I divorced when my sons were 8 and 5 years old.  My 8 year old had already been through three psychiatric hospitalizations, was in regular therapy and routinely threatened to hurt himself as well as his brother.  … Continue reading What’s in my wallet? Not much after mental health costs.

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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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We don’t tell you and here’s why

The best way to get help for your child with mental health issues is to talk about what’s going on.  But most of us don’t, especially not at first.  Adam Lanza’s mother, Nancy, was reportedly quiet about his problems.  She … Continue reading We don’t tell you and here’s why

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Growing up on medication

Most parents know that the topic of psychotropic medication is charged with emotion.  Everyone from your friends to the anchor on the evening news seems to have not just an opinion, but a judgment.  This month a new book, Dosed: The Medication Generation … Continue reading Growing up on medication

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