Monthly Archives: October 2011

New National Link: Volunteers of America

Families with loved ones with psychiatric disabilities shojuld look into Volunteers of America, “a ministry of service” that includes nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through thousands of … Continue reading

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New International Link: INTAR

The International Network Toward Alternatives and Recovery gathers prominent survivors, professionals, family members, and advocates from around the world to work together for new clinical and social practices towards emotional distress and what is often labeled as psychosis. Based in leading … Continue reading

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New Links Page: Special Links (by topic)

PsychOdyssey is engaged in ongoing research and consulting within several specific domains of interest to families navigating mental illness. Such topics areas include supported employment, family psychoeducation, supportive banking, and communications. From these efforts, PsychOdyssey continually identifies links to other … Continue reading

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New Article: 7 Myths About Schizophrenia

Actually, it’s not a new article,  but a classic one: “Empirical correction of seven myths about schizophrenia with implications for treatment”, by the legendary Courtenay M. Harding and her colleague, James H. Zahniser, from Acta Psychiatrica Scandanavica in 1994. PsychOdyssey … Continue reading

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New Resource: Primer on the Psych Rehab Process

As families in the maelstrom of mental illness struggle to navigate, they should know about the concepts of psychiatric rehabilitation, a relatively new professional field that is redefining treatment concepts for mental illness. One of the leading national voices in this field … Continue reading

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New Film Review: Take These Broken Wings

In his 75 minute documentary, Take These Broken Wings, social worker and filmmaker Daniel Mackler bucks the conventional wisdom about schizophrenia. Cleverly juxtaposing man-on-the-street interviews with testimonies of Catherine Penney and Joanne Greenberg, fully recovered individuals formerly with schizophrenia, and … Continue reading

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New Blog: For Shawnel

Shawn Maxam (l) with his late younger brother Shawnel For Shawnel is a blog by Shawn Maxam, who is bipolar, in memory of his late brother. A New Yorker, Maxam is currently living in Hamilton, NJ, where among other pursuits … Continue reading

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