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Meds and Sex
: In this month's article, I will discuss every man's favorite medication, Viagra. I will also answer...
My Story Has a Silver Lining
: I graduated at the top of my high school class of 350 students. I also graduated with honors from...
New Year/New Diagnosis
: So now it's 2003, the New Year with new challenges, new goals, new perspectives on life....
Our Group Has Begun to Fight Stigma in the Media
: By serving as a bridge between Hollywood's creative community and mental health experts from across...
Police Response to Mental Health Emergencies
: Sensitivity training for police officers dealing with mental health emergencies is imperative. But,...
Psychiatric Medications and Intimacy
: A problem I don't hear enough about is the impact of psychiatric medications on peoples' sex life....
Psychiatric Survivors Plan Hunger Strike against Psychiatric Abuses
: SCI holds psychiatrists and drug companies responsible for what it claims are the following human...
Quincy Boykin: Consumer Advocate for Life
: When I was in the hospital, a nurse told me I would never get better, I would never amount to...
Recovery Through Love
: Dr. Beeferman must have called my parents earlier in the week after my visit when it became clear...
Seaport Manor: A Post-Mortem
: Located in Canarsie, Brooklyn, Seaport Manor was one of the largest adult homes in the New York...
Stigma Alive & Well in NYC
: However, despite NAMI, NMHA, and other organizations' effort to address stigma issues pertaining to...
: My Name is Robert Capshaw, I am a trainee at the Ocean View Lodge of South Beach Psychiatric...
The Baltic Street Band
: The purpose of music therapy is to improve self-esteem, expressive and communications skills, and...
The Hierarchy of Mental Illness
: The truth is that you cannot judge a person by his or her diagnosis, and we mental health consumers...
The Right Combination is the Ultimate Trick
: met plenty of people who seem to have the same illness and are doing equally well on different...
: I am feeling a bit nostalgic as I present the poetry of Samuel Pirro again. Sam has reminded me...
What the Consumer Speakers' Bureau Has to Offer
: The peer advocacy and peer specialist programs are probably the most uplifting aspects of the...
"Open the Doors" and Your Heart
: It was a cold, dark and snowy night when I met with members of "Open the Doors" in Krakow, the...
A Cross-Disability Call to Conscience
: On January 7th, NYAPRS helped organize a cross-disability "Call to Conscience" event in Albany to...
A Fairy Tale of Relationships and Symptoms
: Before I became ill, I was quite popular with the opposite sex, but my confidence plummeted when my...
A Loving Relationship Helped in My Recovery
: My wife must have realized how isolated I felt being on the ward. She made sure all my friends and...
: Abilify has been studied in more than 5,500 patients, including more than 1,250 patients who were...
Analysis: How Good or Bad is the Mental Health System? Tell Us Your Opinion!
: No doubt biopsychiatry is the dominant system of mental health care in the U.S., if not in the...
Brooklyn Writer Catches a Thief of Happiness on Therapist's Couch
: Bonnie told me that "when I felt broken, my therapist gave me hope. She allowed me to make sense...
Coming Back: Don't Let Your Diagnosis Block Your Vision
: I was on Broadway-"Cats"; I was on London's West End-"Miss Saigon" as Miss Saigon; I was in Andrew...
Consumers and Office of Mental Health Join to Promote Evidence-Based Practices
: Any list is going to leave questions about the services left off. Why not housing, especially for...
Consumers' Rights When Applying to License Mental Health Housing: Part Two
: If a resident is hospitalized, providers should contact the hospital inpatient staff, the resident,...
Drugs in Development for Mental Disorders
: In other words, I looked for drugs in all stages of development that will treat schizophrenia and...
: Depression is a vicious enemy, and you have to fight back. You may feel like you're not strong...
Finding My Voice
: Having a voice means being able to express one's feelings, needs, experiences, and one's soul to...
Finding the Best Job Possible
: Working is a major stepping stone in the process of recovery. It is the prime reason why I was able...
Helping Consumers Form Relationships
: If you would like to have a loving relationship, there are organizations that can aid you to...
It Takes Work to Be Married
: I have been married for over two years and I have a hurdle in my life called schizophrenia. It is...
Love Among the Ruins
: When we are ill, we need more care, attention, and support, than when we are well. It is harder for...
Marie Osmond's "Heartless Invader"
: 'Heartless invader' is how entertainer Marie Osmond describes postpartum depression (PPD) in her...
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