Monthly Archives: October 2015

Remembering John Nash, the “Six Dollar Man” with Schizophrenia Who Won The Nobel Prize

Nobel Laureate John Forbes Nash, Jr. was tragically killed last June in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. On October 24 in Princeton, NJ, the extraordinary life of John Nash, including his many lost years in the maelstrom … Continue reading

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New “Yikes!…” Section To Expose Stigma. First Up: ABC’s “Modern Family”

Today PsychOdyssey.net launches a new tab, “Yikes!…”, to expose stigma and prejudice against loved ones with psychiatric disabilities. Our first case: Modern Family, the popular ABC comedy show, has drawn protests from leading national mental health advocates for its callous … Continue reading

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New at Link… National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities

For families in the maelstrom, a critical recovery concept is hope. For Christian families in the maelstrom, hope is a matter faith, deriving from suffering.[1]  For Catholic families in the maelstrom, there is a specificly Catholic ministry resource: The National … Continue reading

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New York Times: New Study Stresses More Talk Therapy and Family Support For Schizophrenia Treatment

Today on Page One, The New York Times reported important findings of a major new study about the treatment of schizophrenia–news that all families in the maelstrom should hear and take to heart. The gist: less medications, more talk therapy … Continue reading

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New at Link… National Transitions of Care Coalition

As every family in crisis knows, a bane of navigating the maelstrom is the atrocious state of care transition. Parents frequently complain of the difficulties with connecting to the services to which their loved ones are referred. Doctors discharging from ERs … Continue reading

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New at Remember… Article about the notorious Dr. Henry Cotton–and the deaths of hundreds with mental illness that his practices led to

Psychiatry can be a faddish medical science. The history of psychiatry is replete with controversial and often discredited theories about causes and treatments of mental illness. Many have led to stigma, harm, and grief. When Dorothea Dix founded it in 1848, … Continue reading

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PsychOdyssey Attends Book Launch for “Thrive”, Hosted by Aaron Beck

The Beck Institute, a pioneer and guardian of  cognitive therapy, hosted a gala gathering last night to launch a major new book lauded as”the best book on public policy and mental health ever written”, entitled Thrive: How Better Mental Health Care Transforms Lives and Saves Money, … Continue reading

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