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Editor-At-Large: As I See It
Mental Health Comic Strips
Sex and Relationships
Veterans' Issues: The Long Walk Home
Marty Cohen the Roving Photographer Asks
“What will it take to make you feel like you are part of a community?”
Medication and Therapy Give Me a Better State of Mind
: I was able to climb out of the darkness I was in to feeling like a whole, normal human being.
Movie Classic Opened My Eyes to Life’s Value
: Simply living makes us all a success!
Music Review: Dream
: …songs on Dream are autobiographical; as if they come from the heart of personal experience.
My life story
: publicly stated, for the first time ever, to a group of friends, ‘I’m a former mental patient.’
My Partner Labels My Behavior
: At the end of the day, the love of your life is just so damn proud of whoever you are.
Now I Understand
: I didn’t really understand this sense of shame until I personally began to experience mental...
NYAPRS Picks Priorities for Albany
: We encourage you to join us.
NYC Voices’ Interview with the Most Powerful Psychiatrist in New York City
: I believe in peoples’ capacity to rebuild their lives from mental illness.
Our Thanksgiving Meal Among Special People
: My brother dances to every song with graceful, bouncy energy…He has lost 35 pounds…He…never looked...
Poetry Review: Wooings: Book I
: One is in charge of one’s own destiny—no matter what path one is on or what tools one commands.
The Disclosure Debate
: Once I was dating a girl named Valerie. I decided to tell her on our fourth date about my...
Though Not Homeless I Need Housing Just the Same
: It’s obvious that the only consumers getting apartments are people who stay in a homeless shelter.
Too Tough Without the Basics
: [Here] are [some of the]…reasons why people [became] homeless… there was no affordable housing...
Two Cents from the Mad Collegians
: Getting me to take lithium would be like trying to nail Jell-O to a tree.
Voting and You
With a Little Help From My Friends
: We don’t have enough words for the different ways people have of connecting with each other.
A Little Bit Louder Now
: I feel I have to keep shouting to get my thoughts across.
Alternative Treatments Improved How I Felt
: Meditation regimens tailored to the needs of the mentally ill would be invaluable.
And Justice for All: Female Consumers in Prison
: In New York, 30% of female prisoners have a mental disorder compared to 11% for men…
Baby, Baby Not
: …as a schizophrenic, thinking about kids had two effects: 1. I’ll die childless and miserable with...
Stories from the SHU
: …as much as you might know about the SHU, hearing the words from those directly involved and...
Celebrities with Mental Illness
Deportation Might Lead to Losing Benefits
: While there are instances in which a beneficiary can get benefits while residing outside of the...
From the Editor’s Desk
Harm Reduction Helped Me
: Whatever you do, focus on doing it in a way that causes the least amount of harm within your...
Hip to Hypnosis
: [Hypnosis] Therapy works in part because the therapist adds his or her expertise to that of the...
How a Bill Becomes a Law in New York
How I Accepted Myself
It’s a Girl!
: Now the Administration for Children's Services visits us, we have a homemaker in the home, and I...
Know Who Represents You in City, State and Federal Government
Living a normal life as a consumer
: I think the effect of stigma on one’s success in life is overrated. Each of us has within us what...
Major Issues Discussed at MHANYS Conference
: We hope that the voices from the gay community, the young people and the veterans will be more...
Making Friends Despite My Shyness
: The fact that another person would let me into their life is now a privilege that I don’t take...
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