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Editor-At-Large: As I See It
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Living With Depressive Illness - Part 2
: I have DI along with acid reflux disease, slight arthritis, and the occasional flu, all of which...
My Fears in Overcoming Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
: Starting a life with this illness is fearful because one does not know how others will respond to...
My roommate's psychiatrist prescribes 6 mg. daily of an antipsychotic for her to take. She takes 2 mg. instead each day, and she's really doing better. She tells me she's afraid to tell the doctor. What should we do?
: Too often, both physicians and patients collide in what I sometimes think of as "the dance of...
Our Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency
: The U.S. Senate just passed the Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 ... because they recognized...
Since My First Break: An Update
: it is difficult for me to live with schizophrenia even now. Though I've come a long way since my...
The OMH Bureau of Recipient
: The New York State Office of Mental Health's Bureau of Recipient Affairs began in 1992 as a single...
The Sibling Voice
: With the eruption of mental illness, siblings experience confusion, stress, fear for their sibling...
Thousands of New Yorkers Attend 5th Annual Picnic for Parity
: they could be at ease, feel welcomed by those with mental illness whose plight they had come to...
Update on Involuntary Outpatient Commitment
: a law establishing involuntary outpatient commitment is creating compulsory participation in...
: Mr. Williams is speaking of the everyday events which most people take for granted, but which are...
: I would like to share some poems with you. In re-reading these, I think, "what a different place...
White House Meets On Mental Health
: The conference... was organized and moderated by Ms. Tipper Gore, President Clinton's Mental Health...
"Kendra's Law" Passed
: The new IOC law could affect a significant number of persons living with mental illness who have a...
Another Rx Recovery Story
: Wilma's thoughts and speech were more organized; the voices were at first diminished, and then they...
Celebration of Wellness
: I was totally disoriented, delusional to a degree, and very frightened. I knew nothing about mental...
: On June 28, 1999, Gregory Lee Richardson died in restraints in the Albany County Jail. Diagnosed...
Editor-at-Large As I See It:
: Shame on the state! It isn't appropriating sufficient money to remedy this problem. The legislators...
Editor-at-Large: As I See It
: Mental illness I've learned to live with. However, I can't forget the court rooms, prison transport...
I am a parent of a mental health consumer. He's 45; I'm 75. I have looked after him since he became ill at age 19. I am beginning to worry about what to do if I should die and he continues to need "protection."
: Aging parents of disabled adult children are often in a quandary. They want the child to be...
I Battled Childhood Depression
: I thought maybe there wasn't enough daylight, or maybe I had a genetic disorder. Whatever the...
I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Unlike other friends of mine with schizophrenia, manic-depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorder, among other mental illnesses, my psychiatrist says there is no specific medication to help manage my illness. Is this true?
: I have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Unlike other friends of mine with...
I prefer natural remedies. I've been told St. John's Wort can replace my antipsychotic and antidepressant medications. What's your opinion?
: The use of St. John's Wort has increased dramatically in both Europe and the U.S. More than 60...
I'm 28 years old and live at home with my parents. I suffer from manic depressive illness. My parents expect my therapist and doctor to share everything about my therapy and my medication with them. Don't I have any right to privacy?
: I'm 28 years old and live at home with my parents. I suffer from manic depressive illness. My...
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 about it but since you don't know anything about me, having been who I am, this feels more comfortable - (Anonymous)
: For the last couple of years... my doctor has prescribed both an anti-psychotic medication and an...
It's Time for Real Health Care Reform
: Eighty percent of the uninsured are in a household headed by an employed person ... Lack of...
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