Don’t Coerce The Mentally Ill Into Treatment/ Tim Murphy is raising the right issues but proposing the wrong solutions, by By Leah Harris @ post-gazette.com The Murphy proposal — included in the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act — pressures states to divert more than $130 million to expand the use of “involuntary outpatient commitment” court orders […]
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It’s important to know that if you’re challenged with a mental illness you have rights, even when admitted to a mental health facility. The information below is specific to California, but other states have similar rights outlined and many can be found online.
Art Matters: My art matters and your art matters. This is especially significant if you’re on a journey to mental health and wellness. When living in the world of colors, shapes, textures and patterns, the brain does not focus (or is not capable) on anxiety, depression, stress, intrusive thoughts and traumatic memories. At least, that is what […]