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.

http://www.amazon.com/not-sick-dont-need-help/dp/0967718929