Monthly Archives: March 2011

State Mental Health Cuts: NAMI’s Latest National Report

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released its latest report, entitled State Mental Health Crisis: A National Crisis. The report details the status of state government mental health budgets across the country. For loved ones and their family … Continue reading

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New “Advocate…” Tab; State Psych Hospital Family Monitor Work Featured

Centered in the principles of psychiatric rehabilitation, PyschOdyssey is all about advocacy, especially for families navigating the maelstrom. By organizing,  providing, and connecting to a host of resources, PsychOdyssey seeks to hearten, strengthen, and embolden families to advocate on behalf of their loved … Continue reading

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Electroconvulsive Therapy, on PsychOdyssey TV

PsychOdyssey TV welcomes Carol Kivler, teacher, coach, executive, mother, and now author of Will I Ever Be The Same Again, the account of her own psychodyssey. When nothing else worked to address her severe treatment-resistant clinical depression, Carol reluctantly accepted … Continue reading

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New Article: Will Japan Face A Mental Health Crisis?

“As a researcher–but also as a mother and grandmother–I want to share some important lessons I learned from Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.” So writes Evelyn Bromet, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University in New York … Continue reading

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New Tab: “Attend…”

PsychOdyssey.net introduces a new tab, “Attend…”, to record forthcoming events of interest to PsychOdyssey’s editors and considered relevant and helpful for families in the maelstrom. See PsychOdyssey.net’s new tab “Attend…” here.

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New Reseach Item: Illness Management and Recovery

PsychOdyssey.net lists another new item page under its “Research…” tab on Illness Management and Recovery, another of the six Evidence-Based Practices in mental health recognized by the the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). We begin our new … Continue reading

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New Research Item: Supported Employment

Supported Employment is one of the evidence-based practices proven to be helpful for the recoveries of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Supported Employment is a person-centered, time-unlimited, team-based, multidisclinary approach. Leading researchers at the IPS Supported Employment Center at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center have … Continue reading

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