Category Archives: mental health

Meeting Time, Ethical Issues in Psychiatry

I am heading to the annual meeting of the Association of Healthcare Journalists, have been occupied with paying work for a change, and cannot do the usual detailed post I do here. In the meantime, it’s worth flagging some recent health … Continue reading

Posted in mental health | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mental health medication: is it always A Bad Thing?

THIS is a guest post written by Martha Roberts, a journalist and mental health blogger in the UK, who writes the blog, Mentalhealthwise. Martha is on twitter @martharoberts01. Thank you, Martha. ###### ‘So when can you come off your medication, … Continue reading

Posted in mental health | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Mental Health and the Patient Point of View:
More High-Quality Stories Needed

I am thrilled that later today, Martha Roberts’ post on her own experience taking medication for mental illness, will run here. I first came across her post through a tweet from Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Pharma. It’s nice to … Continue reading

Posted in mental health, Patient stories | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Mental Health and the Patient Point of View:
More High-Quality Stories Needed

Mental Health for the 99% Following Hurricane Sandy

Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy and a Nor’Easter that left thousands of New Yorkers without light, heat, and power for weeks, many New Yorkers were understandably shaken. Some had endured 911 and the disruption, though of an entirely different cause, … Continue reading

Posted in Access to care, mental health | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Conflict of Interest, Health Advocacy Organizations, and Patients

As a follow-up to my post yesterday addressing disclosure and health advocacy groups and nonprofits, I have looked into this further online.  And it is not that I think that advocates or advocacy groups are corrupt: I think advocates are … Continue reading

Posted in conflict of interest, disclosure, health advocacy organizations, mental health, nonprofits | Tagged , , | 1 Comment