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Veterans' Issues: The Long Walk Home
Last issue you wrote about St. Johns Wort. Would you discuss another popular herb called kava kava?
: Kava kava has long been used in the South Pacific ... It is reported to have a calming effect ......
Now I Can Hear Birds
: Friends and acquaintances spent much time and effort trying to talk me out of what was best for me....
Once the Son, Now the Father
: My Dad had a smile as broad and warm as any I've ever known. He liked funny jokes, and he laughed,...
Peer Support Toll-Free Help Line Launched
: WCEC is a unique vocational rehabilitation mode, operated by to provide peer support and self-help...
: these steps lead to clear boundaries for oneself that allows the relationship with the ill person...
SIBCHAT Advocating for Brothers & Sisters
: Many sibling-advocates feel that having a brother or sister with a disability has helped them to...
The "Brain Disorder" Label
: The illness model separates the disabled from the rest of the family, for example, by serving as...
The Holiday Blues
: It was the first Christmas since my mother passed away, and I needed support. All around me I got...
The Making of the Voter Empowerment Project
: ... at the same time my delusional voices stopped, ... new, riveting, real voices replaced them. In...
Voter Empowerment Takes Western New York
: MHVEP is supported by the federal Center for Mental Health Services, Janssen Pharmaceutica, the NYS...
Voter Project Goes National Because People Who Vote Have Power
: ... votes are power ... The more people with mental illness vote and are recognized for voting, the...
: This holiday season is a time for family... and I have my wonderful family to thank for the...
: I submit to you a trio of new 'voices,' each with a personal story, each with a dramatic and...
Warm Line in Action
: She had heard about us and reached out for help ... The hospital became so uncomfortable in the...
When Going Back to School is Not Going On Children Speak Out: Shyness & School Phobia
: My parents made me go to school, but I didn't do the work. I wouldn't even talk. Eventually my mom...
Working Toward a National Consumer Voice
: The vision of the Summit is to bring consumer/survivors together to focus on what we have in common...
You'll Not Steal My Son's Life! A Mother Confronts Schizophrenia Head On
: None of us had been on the psychiatric floor of a hospital. Speaking as a parent, no training can...
$126 Million More? Package Linked to Delay in Deinstitutionalization
: A recent draft report ... sited a lack of proper case management and supervised housing as...
A Father's Story, One Year Later
: All I could think of was this young man who didn't speak to me was my son. ... In a small room he...
A Mental Health Agenda for the New Century
: There are a substantial number of people with recurrent, serious mental illnesses who tend to...
Aging Parents Worry About Mentally Ill Sons & Daughters
: Schaefer, 71, and her 74-year-old husband have learned to relinquish the dreams they once had for...
An Evening Filled with Honors, Good Food and Good Company
: The first "Voice" Journalism Award was presented to Marvin Spieler, for a riveting account of his...
An Update: The Long Way Home
: This experience was like no other you would want to have in your life. Not only did I cry without...
Billy: A Recovery Story from the Past
: People who have been diagnosed with a mental illness open up to you when they discover you have one...
Breaking the Silence Teaching the Next Generation About Mental Illness
: Doug made the winning touchdown that day... A year later his days as a hero on the football field...
: Consumers, as they are called, keep their mental illness a secret. But do they really have anything...
CSEA, Mental Health Group Team Up
: CSEA President Danny Donohue said 'It is long past time for state workers and non-profit workers...
Editor at Large: As I See It
: Lately the media has singled us out once again! This time a schizophrenic has done this; another...
First Break: One Year Later
: I'm part of a culture that mocks mental illness, fearing it and misunderstanding it. I grew up...
Frey & Frese on World News Tonight "A Closer Look" at Schizophrenia
: Sometimes I dance around the streets and that sort of thing. The neighbors I'm sure think I'm a...
Growing Up With Schizophrenia Coming to Terms With a Sister's Illness
: When asked if I had siblings, I usually claimed to be an only child. I was afraid that anyone...
Homeless & Mentally Ill in New York City
: Few incidents stir up firestorms like those where the tabloids use words like 'deranged' and...
I don't like my therapist. What can I do?
: If you are a consumer of many years of illness and treatment, then we need to trust that you may...
It's really difficult for me to write this letter. For the last couple of years, I've been diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression, and my doctor has prescribed both an anti-psychotic medication and an antidepressant. For almost all of this time, it's been really hard for me to have sex. I'm very, very frustrated. Is it my medication that's giving me these problems, or is it something going on inside my head? I'm embarrassed to talk to my doctor this.
: Diagnoses of schizophrenia or other psychoses do not mean an end to sexuality. However, mental...
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