Behavioral Health Community: ‘Public Safety is Not Their Mission’, Really?

The title of this brief post is abstracted from the preface to a white paper produced by the Council of State Governments Justice Center.  CSGJC is passively critical of the behavioral health community's tendency to distance themselves from the criminalized "4 percent", yet fails to recognize that their own positions (undergirded by controversial research studies), … Continue reading Behavioral Health Community: ‘Public Safety is Not Their Mission’, Really?

Suicide in Serious Mental Illness is often “Accidental”

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/591e2496e4b07617ae4cbaac This article written by Julie A. Fast is one of the best articles on the web on the topic of suicide in severe mental illness.  Ms. Fast is an expert in educating the public on Bipolar Disorder. ...About Ms. Fast's comment about why and how she escaped death in the moment of crisis: It … Continue reading Suicide in Serious Mental Illness is often “Accidental”

Tragedy By Choice – When Government Prefers to Punish Rather Than Protect

A link to the following essay was posted on the FB page of Families for Treatment of Serious Mental Illness months ago. Unfortunately, the horror this Pennsylvania family experienced is all too common, predictable, and avoidable. These tragedies are products of well-defined choices that legislators and agencies of government have made to drive people afflicted … Continue reading Tragedy By Choice – When Government Prefers to Punish Rather Than Protect

The world is still misunderstanding Schizophrenia even in the age of neuroscience.

A link to the following article is dual-posted to this page and the About Psychosis page. Excerpt: "This disease has been misunderstood for 4,000 years" It is unlikely that the researchers in this study experienced an epiphany about the biological root cause of Schizophrenia. My take on this article is that science is slowly discovering … Continue reading The world is still misunderstanding Schizophrenia even in the age of neuroscience.