Monthly Archives: May 2012

History of Psychiatry: 10,000 Years In 10 Minutes

The Royal College of Psychiatrists recounts the history of psychiatry (from a British point of view) in this helpful 10 minute YouTube video, providing a good ultra-high level overview of the field. Families will find the overview useful especially early … Continue reading

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New Video: MTV’s True Life: I Have Schizophrenia

In this 2008 True Life episode, MTV traces the lives of three young people, Josh, Ben, and Amber, all living with schizophrenia. With difficult but necessary realism, the 45 minute episode presents the challenge of living with the disease and … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget… FULL Recoveries From SZ Are Possible For Many

While researching material on the internet the other day, PsychOdyssey came across an encouraging post from 2006 on the site of the U.S. chapter of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis. Brian Koehler, Ph.D., a postdoctoral … Continue reading

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THE WORST NIGHTMARE OF EVERY PARENT IN THE MAELSTROM

Kelly Thomas is my son. He is a son for all families with loved ones caught in the maw of mental illness. Last July in Fullerton, CA, police assaulted, beat, and tazed Thomas, a 37 year old homeless man with … Continue reading

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New International Link: World Federation for Mental Health

WFMH is an international membership organization founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health. The … Continue reading

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