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New at Watch… Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System

Families in the maelstrom contend with a public mental health system that fails their loved ones in so many ways. One stark manifestation of this in the insufficiency of treatment beds for those most in need. Thanks to “deinstitutionalization” efforts … Continue reading

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PsychOdyssey Presents “Vanquishing the Vexation” Housing Talk For NAMI Mercer

PsychOdyssey’s director Tom Pyle recently presented a talk for NAMI Mercer on housing options for families in the maelstrom seeking housing solutions for their loved ones. Entitled “Vanquishing the Vexation”, Tom’s talk offered an overview of the housing landscape by … Continue reading

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Princeton University alumna April McQueen ’93 describes her reframed life with mental illness

No one is immune from its devastations. Mental illness is an equal opportunity afflictor. The challenge for its victims is how to reframe life thereafter in face of a new reality. Recovery is a long and hard road. But success awaits … Continue reading

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New Service For Loved Ones In Crisis: Wellness Respite

Here’s news about an important emergency service for loved ones in distress. It is an alternative to an emergency room. It is a.. Wellness Respite Service …offered in New Brunswick by our good friends Collaborative Support Services of New Jersey … Continue reading

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PsychOdyssey Reviews Presidential Candidates’ Mental Health Plans

Election Day is here tomorrow… finally! As a service to families navigating the maelstrom of mental illness, PsychOdyssey below provides links to the mental health plans of the candidates. Mrs. Clinton’s plan is by far the more comprehensive, although it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Passage To Hope: A Personal Invitation

A personal invitation from PsychOdyssey’s Tom Pyle: Many of my friends know of my family’s personal challenge navigating the maelstrom of mental illness. For the past ten years, this challenge has led me and my family to all corners—and alerted … Continue reading

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PsychOdyssey Comments on NJ’s Comprehensive Waiver Demonstration Application

As part of its ongoing advocacy work, PsychOdyssey on Friday submitted its comments regarding a State of New Jersey application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The application is for permission to extend by another 5 years its current … Continue reading

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What’s The Biggest Threat to Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery?

The most serious threat to psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery for loved ones with psychiatric disabilities is… Not the insufficiency of new antipsychotic medications… Not the shortage of adequate supportive housing… Not the shortage of residential treatment beds in state hospitals… Not … Continue reading

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New Video… Using Technology to Train the Brain to Overcome Schizophrenia

“Do you suffer from schizophrenia? Do you hear distressing voices? There’s an app for that.” Using computer technology to address schizophrenia is a new project of Dr. Sophia Vinogradov, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco … Continue reading

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New at “Watch…”: Capitol Ill, from the Treatment Advocacy Center

The inadequacy of treatment in the public mental health system is the bane of every family navigating the maelstrom of mental illness. The Treatment Advocacy Center, led by renowned American psychiatrist Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, has launched a new media … Continue reading

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