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How ECT Works
: During the 1940s and '50s a great many people benefited from this treatment. Nevertheless, because...
It Begins With Me
: What started as one man's way of overcoming the years he lost while living with schizophrenia is...
: Some of you may not know that the consumer movement began as the Mental Patients' Liberation Front,...
Living Well: An Educated Consumer
: For most of us, living on a fixed income of SSI or SSD, the thought of 'living well' has become an...
Many of those with long histories of severe mental illness have been "awakened" to increased functional levels by the new generation of atypical antipsychotic medications. What new programs and approaches are needed to respond to them, and has the mental health system met these challenges?
: Those who may have spent decades in lives of isolation, confusion, dependence and curtailed...
Missing an Obvious Message
: Things might have been different had he only taken his medication. Would he have been an Ivy...
On Self-Help Books: Gentle But Powerful Changes
: Staking out a pathway, faithfully following it along and enriching one's life, gives a tremendous...
Strong Memories of My Own
: I did not want to even see myself as mentally ill despite the fact that I have been hospitalized...
: We are so pleased with the outstanding submissions we have been receiving for Ward Stories. We are...
: While these poems evidence the fact that illness can make us feel unable to cope with everyday...
What Are Our Rights? More Than Defending an Indigent Criminal
: Suddenly the police are at your door, dragging you out of the comfort of your home with no...
What Are our Rights? Patient Advocacy
: Advocacy is based on the premise ... that the bill of rights applies to all individuals, including...
What do I do when my medical benefits for prescription drugs have been terminated?
: There still are some options available if you have no coverage or your HMO refuses to pay for your...
"Four Stories" Produces Hundreds More
: While she was at work or away from home she had to lock him in his bedroom to keep him safe ......
A Healing Arts Experience
: Overall, what we realized was that as mental health consumers, we need creative outlets to express...
Care for Caregivers
: Caregivers need to take a break. Mental health workers need to take their vacations, leave the...
Confusion to Clarity
: ... my sister took me to a local psychiatric hospital. Well, the doctor who interviewed me asked if...
: When I mention to other consumers that I go for shock treatments, also known as electro-convulsive...
Could you explain all the managed care and different prescription programs for us?
: With Medicaid and other insurance companies trying to force everyone into managed care companies,...
Crisis in Albuquerque
: The Person-to-Person telephone support line represents a new and important step towards putting...
Does it create a problem for me to have a credit card if I am receiving SSI/SSD benefits and would my available credit represent income to the Social Security Administration?
: ... a line of credit on a card is neither income nor an asset, but a loan, and may not be used to...
Editor-At-Large: As I See It
: Where are these ER personnel and doctors in general coming from!? Didn't they learn about mental...
Express to Paradise: A Mother's Story
: When an express train going north came through the station, Lisa vaulted in front of it to her...
First Break: Where Do I Go From Here?
: My plans fell apart late in my third year of college when I started hearing voices ... Part of the...
Friendship is the Best Medicine
: Every mental health consumer knows the loneliness and isolation that can accompany our illnesses...
Getting Educated About Mental Illness & Life
: At first, I was reluctant to talk to Ken ... without a third party present. Then, I realized what...
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