Friday, August 27, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Prevention is key!

Thanks to my friend GG in KY for this link.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Grits for Breakfast: Mentally ill languish in Bexar jail awaiting asses...

Grits for Breakfast: Mentally ill languish in Bexar jail awaiting asses...: "Several notable stories out of San Antonio this week related to mental illness in county jails deserve Grits readers attention: Bexar breaks..."

Friday, August 6, 2010

Recent Debate on Laura's Law in CA

San Francisco Supervisors today debated and then postponed a proposal to implement what's called Laura's Law. The measure gives courts the power to compel outpatient treatment for people with severe mental illness who've refused treatment, and may be a danger to themselves or others.

You're right, Mr. Haslam, we're not done. It's time to pass AOT laws in TN!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I am not sick, I do not need help

I read this book years ago and am currently re-reading as a refresher in dealing with my own relative.  It gives great insight into the frustrating issue of anosognosia.  The book's product description on Amazon: 

About 50% of all people with schizophrenia and manic-depression do not understand that they are ill and refuse treatment. Prepare to be surprised and to have new hope. There is much you can do to conquer denial.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This is How AOT Works in Michigan