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Editor-At-Large: As I See It
Mental Health Comic Strips
Sex and Relationships
Veterans' Issues: The Long Walk Home
Medicaid Buy-in Stalls: With Promise of Later Action
: His comment has led to speculation that the Republican leadership will bring the Senate back to...
Meet NYC Voice's Brooklyn Distribution Manager
: I thank my brother Michael and his fiancee, my lovely and supportive fiancee Flora, the programs...
Modern Medicine Turns to an Ancient Practice
: Once considered outside the mainstream, today more insurers are paying for meditation, both as a...
My Life as a Schizophrenic
: Suddenly, dead people in cemeteries were speaking to me. Also, the voices led me to believe that...
My Life with Mental Illness
: Mental illness is something that I deal with every day, 24 hours a day.
My MICA Story
: Having a mental illness and a chemical addiction has been very challenging and difficult at times....
National Mental Health Voter Empowerment Project
: When Ken Steele started his voter empowerment project, he had trouble getting candidates to attend...
One of the hardest questions for me to answer is when a patient comes up to me and says: "My doctor said my child has attention deficit disorder (ADD). He wants to put my child on Ritalin. What do you think?
: My doctor said my child has attention deficit disorder (ADD). He wants to put my child on Ritalin....
One Reporter's Struggle with Mental Illness
: I am no longer embarrassed or ashamed to say that I am manic depressive ... I celebrate whatever...
People with Co-occurring Disorders Need Integrated Services
Providing A Future
: One of the most troubling questions the parent of a mental health consumer faces is how to provide...
Second Annual "Voice" Awards
: NYC Voices readers are invited to nominate candidates in five advocacy achievement categories.
Singing the Praises of an Unsung Hero
: Senator Duane spoke in support of his motion, saying, 'This bill does not provide greater coverage...
: One customer, knowing our policy of hiring mental health service users came into the store and...
: Danny's graduation day symbolized to us a successful return from a long journey.
The Horrors of Confinement
: In 1988, I gave birth to a baby boy while I was an inpatient in Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center; I...
The Road Back (from homelessness)
: Here is New York City, where nine million people live, work, and recover one day at a time.
Tragedies Will Continue Without Action
: Mental diseases like schizophrenia, bipolar disease, major clinical depression and others are in...
Voices of Recovery
: Recovery must be more than simply using new medications to control symptoms. Real recovery means...
: If people with disabilities voted at the same rate as the rest of Americans, there would have been...
: This poet is an 18-year-old Manhattanite who is planning to attend Hunter College in the fall. If...
: This issue features two accomplished and talented ladies, whose evocative and heart-rending poems...
What Can Self-Help Do?
When Illness Strikes a Friend
: One of the things that comes with learning that mental illness can touch anyone is also recognizing...
"From Hospitals to Handcuffs"
: Judge Wachtler spoke of his personal experience as a person living with mental illness in federal...
"Surely They Can't Mean Beer!"
1,000 Mile Journey For Life Earns Clifford W. Beers Award
: When I started coming back, about the one thing I could do was walk. I walked miles and miles every...
2000 NAMI Annual Convention
: NAMI welcomes and encourages consumer participation in its membership and welcomes the voices and...
A Dream Comes Home
A Dual Recovery Voice
A Healing Path with Twelve Steps
A Rocky Road
Brooklyn Expands Voter Empowerment
: In the early 90's legislators did not believe that people with mental illness should be encouraged...
Brooklyn Peer Advocacy Project
: Over the past decade, consumers, families and professionals have worked very hard together to focus...
City Ordered to Provide Discharge Plans for Mentally Ill in Jail
: What would you do if you found yourself at Queens Plaza at 3 in the morning with $1.50 and a $3...
Coming Inside Out
: Mostly I remember the cage on top of Albany Med where they use to let us psychiatric patients smoke...
Commissioner's Column SNPs May Be Dead; Recovery-Based Model Remains Alive
: The SNP process unified the disparate components of our community in a way not seen since...
Consumer/Survivor Leaders Work Toward "National Desk"
: The community of people with psychiatric disabilities and of psychiatric survivors is by far the...
Cruel Editorials, Columns & Politics
: The norm is that -- contrary to what the Daily News would have you believe -- people who serve time...
Editor-at-Large: As I See It
: Have you ever heard of a mental illness Walk-A-Thon ... But why not? Stigma is the reason. We feel...
Freedom is Not Free
: Thanks to my peers I have a new viewpoint regarding independent living and self-sufficiency ... we...
Giving Up the Fight
: I still get depressed, but I am learning how to cope with the things I cannot change. I still feel...
Hypnosis At Work
: Through the use of hypnotic ego strengthening techniques and guided imagery I felt more confident...
I am a schizophrenic and have AIDS. I take so many pills to manage both these illnesses. Am I alone?
: I am a schizophrenic and have AIDS. I take so many pills to manage both these illnesses. Am I alone?
I have schizophrenia and have been practicing yoga and eastern philosophies for almost 20 years. For the past two decades, I have found that psychiatrists persecuted me and tried to "rape my mind" because I do not recognize and accept the dogma of the American Psychiatric Association. Furthermore, my psychiatric chart is saturated with things I've spoken about concerning yoga that teams of psychiatrists labeled severely psychotic. I have received many forced high-dose injections because of such circumstances.
As you are a doctor versed in eastern philosophies, do I not have a right as an American citizen to practice my religious beliefs outright? Why are psychiatrists blinded by the fact that Karl Jung mentioned yoga as the highest way of life in his epic book Modern Man in Search of a Soul?
: I have schizophrenia and have been practicing yoga and eastern philosophies for almost 20 years ......
I moved into a supportive apartment with two roommates. One is wonderful. The other one drinks and sleeps a lot and doesn't do his share of the chores. This person also gets very drunk and sometimes verbally abusive. What can we do?
: The other one drinks and sleeps a lot and ... gets very drunk and sometimes verbally abusive. What...
Ideas: What Consumers Can Do With the Hand Dealt by Kendra's Law
: In the face of oppression, communities have to strengthen the bonds amongst themselves to survive....
Into the Capitol
: Following maneuvers and counter-maneuvers, the effort to get Senator Libous' parity bill past the...
Kendra's Law Narrowly Interpreted
: The specificity in pleading required under Kendra's Law is not to be taken lightly"... The...
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