Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: Advocacy

Q&A: How Can I Best Advocate for My Child in the...

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Steve McCrea, MA, advises on how to research options, set goals, look out for a child's interests—and speak up, if need be.

Why I Fight for Trauma-Informed Systems

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I am not sure what was worse: being abused growing up while my community documented—then ignored—my torment, or being attacked for going public with my story.

Wendy Dolin – Making Akathisia a Household Word

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An interview with Wendy Dolin who talks about the work of MISSD, the Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin, a non-profit founded to raise awareness of the tragic consequences of drug-induced akathisia.

Hospitalized and Heading Toward Homelessness

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Upon my release I was dumped at a motel with no ID, no money or method of payment, and not even a cell phone to call friends or family for help. My belongings were still locked in a safe back at the hospital. Where are the real advocates for more low-income housing, and where the hell have they been for those who are incarcerated, whether it be in jails and prisons or mental facilities?

Nina Packebush: Girls Like Me

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What’s it like to be a teenager in a psychiatric hospital? What is it like to be a queer pregnant teenager? Is it true that friends do make the best medicine? Nina Packebush explores these questions and more in her groundbreaking debut young adult novel: Girls Like Me.

Researchers Call for Structural Competency in Psychiatry

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Structural competency in psychiatry emphasizes the social factors shaping patient presentations and encourages physician advocacy.

New Resources from the WHO’s QualityRights Initiative

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The challenge to promote the rights of persons with psychosocial, intellectual and cognitive disabilities and to transform mental health services across the world is colossal. The QualityRights initiative seeks to provide actors everywhere with the tools that they need to become active agents for change.

People With Dementia Press for More Rights

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From STAT: People with dementia are coming together to fight for the right to make their own decisions, to have a voice in public policy, and to...

The Disease Loop – Mental Health Infographics

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I have been creating graphics to explain some of the work we do. Infographics have a lot of power. This one is a rough...

“You Can’t Go Home Again: New York’s Medicaid Health Homes”

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Shortly after I posted a two-part blog on this site back in February about New York’s just-approved Medicaid Health Homes, I got this crazy,...