Tag: patient advocacy

Giving Caregivers a Platform: Sherita, Mother of Tony

This is the story of Sherita and her son Tony, and her efforts to help him following years of psychiatric drugs and hospitalizations.

Giving Caregivers a Platform: Chandra, Mother of Sophia

This is the story of Chandra and her daughter Sophia (not their real names), who has been in the mental health system since the age of 10.

How to Advocate Effectively for Loved Ones Harmed by Psychiatric Drugs

An advocate in the psychiatric realm is a key witness for the patient and his or her experience, and carries a weight that the doctor cannot easily ignore.

Can Trump’s Disability Czar Be Trusted?

From Pacific Standard: Melissa Ortiz, President Trump's appointee for Commissioner of the Administration on Disabilities, is a vocal critic of federal programs for disability. The...

Informed Patient? Don’t bet on it

From The New York Times: Informed consent in health care is disturbingly uncommon. As a patient, it can be helpful to utilize a few strategies to be...

Patient Advocacy Groups Accept Drug Industry Funds

From The New York Times: A new study has found that more than 80 percent of the nation's patient advocacy groups accept funding from drug...