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December 2, 2018

Inside federal prisons’ dangerous failure to treat inmates with mental-health disorders Story by Christie Thompson and Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge | The Marshall Project NOVEMBER 21, 2018 The voices in John Rudd’s head were getting louder. It was April 2017, and Rudd, an inmate at a federal prison near Hazelton, W.Va., had stopped taking his psychiatric more »

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How culture shapes your mind — and your mental illness

By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie November 28, 2018 THE PATIENT, A man in his early 20s, was clearly distressed, anxious. There were insects, he said, insects crawling around under his skin. The graduate student doing the initial assessment was immediately concerned and went straight to her advisor, Dr. Brian Sharpless, a clinical psychologist and professor at more »

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O.C.D., My Exhausting Best Friend

October 15, 2018

Opinion Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a companion that constantly wants to protect me, never realizing the threats it sees aren’t legitimate. By Wajahat Ali Contributing Opinion Writer CreditCreditKelsey Borch Ever since I was young, my mind has gotten stuck. I’ll be flooded with intrusive thoughts. An image or an idea will transform into a burning question — “What more »

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Hard Lessons Learned As A Parent Of An Adult With An SMI

September 5, 2018

Helping Someone Who Has A Mental Illness: Lessons I’ve Learned (8-31-18) From My Files Friday. I receive emails each week from parents seeking advice. This blog that I first posed eight years ago still rings true. It’s difficult helping someone with a mental illness. My relationship with my son,  Kevin, has not always been easy. Those more »

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How to Best Support Someone with Psychosis

August 28, 2018

Published on August 21, 2018 This article was first published here, on the blog of Dr. Melissa Welby Psychosis can be a terrifying experience for everyone. When a loved one has a psychotic episode, families, and friends are usually not prepared. The first step is figuring out “What is psychosis?” and getting a basic understanding of more »

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