Policy and Advocacy Library

  • Reaching Out to Our Les-Bi-Gay Teens and Young Adults
    The vast majority of mental health professionals, backed by nearly 40 years of research, have come to believe that it is possible to develop a happy and productive life in the context of a lesbian, ...
  • Too Many Cats: A Call for Compassion
    From my files: When the Board of Health went into the home, they discovered 38 cats and three dogs living in squalor with an elderly brother and sister. Feces and urine covered the floor. Most of ...
  • Mental Illness in the Workplace, Part 4
    In the last issue, I discussed the rights and responsibilities of both you, as an employee, and your employer. Now, besides deciding whether to talk to your employer, your colleagues need to be taken into consideration ...
  • Is There Hope for the Mentally Ill?
    In my previous two articles, I mentioned how to be physically ill is seen as normal. Someone could have an illness, and recover from it, and no one really cares, as long ...
  • Mentally Ill All Around and Not a Person to Tell
    In the past article, I discussed how there are those people around who have at least some degree of mental illness and very few people are aware of that person or any person even ...
  • Hiding Behind a Secret: The Stigma of the Mentally Ill
    Many people are often physically ill and seek medical attention if they feel it is necessary, without hesitation. Doctors prescribe medications for everything from a common cold to yeast infections, and while the illness ...

 

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