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Women and Violence

The impact of violence against women is too often masked by silence. Its continuation depends on silence. Distance keeps us safe and unless one personally experiences violence or knows...
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Obama on Mental Health Care

The following statement was provided to Alicia Sparks of Mental Health Notes by Senator Barack Obama’s campaign in his bid for the Presidential election in 2008: Dear Friend,...
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McCain on Mental Health Care

The following statement was provided by Senator John McCain to the National Alliance on Mental Illness in response to a questionnaire they sent Senator McCain in his capacity as...
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Components of Recovery

Recovery has only recently become a word used in relation to the experience of psychiatric symptoms. Those of us who experience psychiatric symptoms are commonly told that these symptoms...
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Psychiatric Advance Directive

A psychiatric advance directive, or PAD, allows patients with mental illness to state their preferences for, or dislikes of, specific treatments, designate a proxy decision-maker or make other advance...
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Finding Low-Cost Psychotherapy

Low-cost psychotherapy is nearly an oxymoron. Experienced and highly trained mental health professionals, such as psychologists, psychiatrists or marriage and family therapists in practice for decades, can garner fees...
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Housing Options for the Disabled

Some disabled people in the US are eligible for financial assistance with housing, and for housing preference programs through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, such as the Section...
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Minding Stress on the Job

Most of us have felt “stressed out” at one time or another. When this feeling persists day after day, stress becomes chronic. Chronic stress can take a toll on...
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