Youth Voice

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During the last week, I was fortunate to attend the Collaborative Support Program of New Jersey’s Annual Conference.  There were many interesting and wonderful workshops, however, the one that was most relevant and important to talk about on this site, was called “Youth Voice” and was conducted by Patrice Swarbrick, MSW.  The workshop discussed how […]

On Hospitals and Continuity of Care

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One of the big issues that often comes up when we mental health providers all get into a room is, how do we keep those who struggle out of hospitals/ treatment centers?  It seems to be that unless one is a danger to him/herself or others, hospitals are not the right place for treatment.  The […]

The Statistics

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One of my readers and friends emailed me today with a wonderful question.  She wanted to know about the average age that children tend to experience mental illness or mood disorders.   Although there is no easy answer to this question, I was able to locate some very important statistics regarding children and mental illness.  For […]

On support groups

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I am a big believer in support groups, however, I really feel that they must be the right kind of group.  The groups that I believe are supportive are ones that are more solution-oriented.  What do I mean by this?  Well, if a support group is structured in such a way that all its members […]

More Stigma in the Media

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Have you ever heard a positive story about someone with mental illness on the news?  If you have, you are in a minority.  The news seems to target those with mental illness by choosing to publish/ air stories of the people with mental illness who have committed crimes, rather than targeting positive stories about those […]

There and Back Again

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There and Back Again, my new book on mental illness recovery is now ready for purchase.  To check it out, or to order, please click here.  Also, my first book signing will be at Columbia Teachers College, Russell Hall Room 305 on Monday, April 19th @ 4pm.  Would love to see all of my readers […]

My New Book, There and Back Again

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Hi everyone!  So, my new book is just about to be coming out, and I am very excited.  The book is largely self-help, oriented around helping those with mental health disorders to get better.  I do get autobiographical in some parts, however, mostly it is about recovery.  The book will be available on Amazon shortly […]