Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Literature Review on the Subject of Recovery

Families supporting loved ones with psychiatric rehabilitation inevitably hear about “recovery” for, by, and of their loved ones. What does this really mean? What is its origin and history? From New South Wales in Australia comes this excellent (and long… … Continue reading

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Self-Determination Conference Presentations

Family members helping loved ones with psychiatric disabilities do well to understand the possibilities for individual recovery based in self-determination. On April 15-16, 2009, the National Research and Training Center at University of Illinois Chicago brought together individuals in mental … Continue reading

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PsychOdyssey TV Debuts

PsychOdyssey TV today deubts as a 30 minute talk-and-teach program featuring interviews with experts and others helping families navigate the maelstrom of mental illness. Our first program, talking about Family Support, showcases Amandalynn Salzman, MSW, director of the Intensive Family … Continue reading

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Webinar on Evidence-based Practices

Evidence Based Practice is the new wave in mental health service delivery. Family members should know (and support) the continuing application of EBP in all levels of care for their loved ones (and themselves). Listen to a 40 minutewebinar (with … Continue reading

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PsychOdyssey Adds A New Links Page

PyschOdyssey introduces its new page of links to other resources that can help families navigating the maelstrom.

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PsychOdyssey Reviews “People Say I’m Crazy”

For a supposedly crazy man, John Cadigan is quite sensible, as he portrays in his 2004 documentary about his life called, People Say I’m Crazy. No, he is not crazy. But he is sick with schizophrenia–and, as his film painfully … Continue reading

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PsychOdyssey Academy “Founded”; New Courses Offered

As family members in the maelstrom know, experience is a peerless educator. Circumstances have made us–have forced us to become–world-leading experts in the field of coping with mental illness. The subject is vast. It seems fitting that there be an … Continue reading

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Not Alone: a weekly radio program

WKCO Radio of Omaha, NE, offers a helpful weekly radio show, called Not Alone, featuring topics on recovery and mental health. Archived podcasts, offered through the website of the Kim Foundation, are available both for streamed listening and downloading. Access … Continue reading

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