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Psychiatric Hospitals

Bedlam: The Horrors of London's Most Notorious Insane Asylum

The Lineup | Posted 03.18.2016 | Weird News
The Lineup

Credit: Wikimedia Commons By: Steven Casale In every society there are those tortured by their own mind--individuals born mentally ill or afflicted ...

Alzheimer's Patients in Psychiatric Hospitals

Allan S. Vann | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

There are bound to be more Alzheimer's patients in hospital Emergency Departments. Hospital administrators need to link up with organizations such as the Alzheimer's Foundation of America or the Alzheimer's Association and start implementing productive in-service training for their staff.

Justice for All?

Emily Grossman | Posted 05.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others ...

'Institutionalizing' Recovery in Mental Health Care

Mona Shattell | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

We applaud the authors of the JAMA commentary, the NYT's op-ed, and the subsequent NYT's letters to the editor for bringing the issue of inadequate comprehensive psychiatric mental health care to the forefront and proposing an alternative.

What It's Really Like Within The Walls of a Psych Ward

Aussa Lorens | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Aussa Lorens

People question why anyone would want to work at a psych hospital-- what they don't realize is that it's a place where you can live out your Disney Princess Dreams. Within the walls of the ward, you can be whoever or wherever you want.

Accused Murderer CAPTURED After Escape

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mental hospital patient committed after authorities said he killed his m...

Accused Murderer CAPTURED After Escape

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mental hospital patient committed after authorities said he killed his m...

Man Accused In Double Murder Escapes Psychiatric Hospital

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2014 | Crime

Jan 3 (Reuters) - A man accused of killing his mother and stepfather, whose plastic-wrapped bodies police found inside a locked basement room in Sou...

A Nurse's Muse: How One Patient Made a Difference

Mona Shattell | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

Now, nearly 30 years later, thoughts of Edith and her psychosis, her time with me (and my time with her) on an inpatient psychiatric unit, my attempts to understand her and care for her, have affected my work today. I struggle with this question: How can we do better?

Nevada Psychiatric Hospital Buses Hundreds Of Patients Around Country

Sacramento Bee | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

Over the past five years, Nevada's primary state psychiatric hospital has put hundreds of mentally ill patients on Greyhound buses and sent them to ci...

Closing New York State Psychiatric Hospitals Is Dangerous

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.19.2012 | New York
DJ Jaffe

The impact of this insane let-em-lose-to-fend-for-themselves policy is cruel to people with mental illness who desperately need and want treatment. But it's also dangerous to the public.

Coming Home After 9/11

Tom Davis | Posted 11.11.2011 | New York
Tom Davis

While so many others were mired in chaos, my mother found stability.

New Report: It's Now a Crime to be Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

A report in today's USA Today by the nation's most reputable mental illness researcher, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey shows that in the United States, you are ...

Mental Health Parity: Obama Style

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

I'm happy the Obama Administration is telling group insurers to stop discrimination against the mentally ill. Now I wish they were listening to what they are saying.