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C.C. Sabathia Not Guaranteed Spot After Rehab

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Featured | 0 comments

C.C. Sabathia Not Guaranteed Spot After Rehab

Recently, C.C. Sabathia recently opened up about his struggle with alcoholism. 28 days after his stint at an undisclosed rehabilitation center, C.C. Sabathia emerged and discussed his battles with alcohol, and now has a new outlook on life. All of his teammates and family are incredibly proud of Sabathia for his courage to change his habits, Sabathia is not guaranteed a spot in the Yankee rotation. While the Yankees are obligated to pay Sabathia a minimum of $30-50 million over the final two seasons of his contract, the team is not obligated...

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Free Resource CD On Shared Decision Making (SDM) for Mental Health

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Featured | 1 comment

Although several new studies may lead you to believe that Shared Decision Making is new to the mental healthcare industry, the system has a history of researchers, practitioners and recovered patients. In fact, SDM and medication management go hand-in-hand toward the recovery process.   Shortcomings Associated With Conceptualized Medication Management According to a paper released in 2006 by Pat Deegan, PhD and Associates, mental healthcare professionals of that time period often practiced conceptualized medication management. However,...

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Evolving Governmental Mental Health Packages

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in About, Featured | 0 comments

According to reports from the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumer’s Association (PMHCA), recovery-oriented systems of care have become the single most important solution for mental illness. The work, purposes and goals of the “recovery movement” advance the concept of recovery-oriented system changes. Whereas previous treatment programs sometimes resisted the notion of permanent healing, the recovery movement focuses on the belief that people are capable of fully recovering from mental illness. As such, recovery-oriented healing should...

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The Complexity of a Bipolar Disorder

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Featured, Living with illness | 0 comments

The Complexity of Bipolar Disorder When Accompanied By Co-existent Illnesses At twenty-four years old, Susan Harris suffers from bipolar disorder, drug abuse, migraine headaches and social phobia. Due to poor coping skills, she lives with her parents. Normally she responds well to medication. But on November 13th of 2012, Susan disappeared for four days and three nights. It wasn’t the first or the longest. On Friday the 16th, they found her in the alley on the backside of the DeWolfe Street hardware store. Cold, wet and shaking like a...

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Changing The Way You Deal With Your Child’s Mental Health

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Featured, Parenting | 0 comments

Helen Keller was treated as a mentally disturbed child yet her disabilities were physical and her mind was clear. But her ability to communicate with her environment was limited and she came from a time in which mentally ill children were often treated as a blot against the dignity of the parents. Society was void of knowledge, understanding and the courage to reject the so-called curse of a mentally disturbed child. Kindness abounded, but little was done to change the circumstances. People like Anne Sullivan were among the uncommon. There...

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Mental Illness and Homeless Individuals

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Problems | 0 comments

According to the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH), better than 20% of the homeless people in the U.S. endure one or another serious mental condition. Yet in the nation as a whole, only 6% of the people are considered severely mentally impaired. In a 2009 government survey of 25 cities, mental illness was listed as the third largest cause for single adults being homelessness. 12% of the cities identified mental illness as one of the top three causes for homeless families. Helping the Impossible Patient According to NCH reports, mental...

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Anger Management: How To Control Anger Inducing Frustrations

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Anger Management | 0 comments

At eight minutes before starting time for his weekly court ordered anger management session, Randy Clanton plopped down on the third seat to the right of Jeff Farris. It was a familiar chair, one he had owned throughout the anger sessions – all ten thousand of them even if that lying calendar on the wall did only evidenced three months of it. Barry Moore was sharing a story about how he had just lost his job at Freightliner. Some punk kid had mouthed off and triggered Barry’s wrath. “But, hey, “ Barry said, “I put him in is place....

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Responsible Parenting

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in Parenting | 0 comments

Responsible Parenting

Perhaps you avoid the concept of responsible parenting. You may feel that planned methods hinder parent-to-child relationships. You may resent any framework of external interference in child discipline, training or fellowship. Perhaps you view responsible parenting classes as an encroachment on your personal child rearing decisions. Let this article change your mind. The Nature of Spontaneous Parenting From the moment Adam was cast out of the garden, the parenting process has been based upon spontaneous learning processes. It’s a mixture of...

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Parental Involvement Improves Pupil Performance

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in Featured, Parenting | 0 comments

Parental Involvement Improves Pupil Performance

A recent article from the Department for Education and Skills (DES) examines the effects of spontaneous parental involvement on pupil progress and achievement. “Good parenting,” according to the authors Professor Charles Desforges and Alberto Abouchaar, is tightly linked to a parent’s spontaneous activity in and out of home. By involving yourself in home pre-school, parent to teacher discussions, child progress tracking and a host of other methods, you can help construct within your child a good foundation of: Attitudes Self...

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Grieving The Death of a Grandchild

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Features | 1 comment

In an old science fiction tale, the author opens the story with a death scene. In describing the dying character, the writer pictures an old man beneath the covers from the neck down, his head on the pillowcase like a shriveled nut on a white paper napkin. A young man, less than thirty years old and with tears in his eyes, sits by the old man’s bedside. In the course of the story, we learn that the dying man is the grandchild of the weeping man. In this fictional world, science had conquered death. Yet sometimes a person’s genetic makeup...

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