"Mind over Meds" by Daniel Carlat M.D.( NY Times)

There is such a large slice of the life of a person with lived experiences missing from this article yet it is reassuring to have a "family member" psychiatrist reflect and change his practice to see the person again not just the symptoms paired with current medications. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/25/magazine/25Memoir-t.html

Transsexual taken off mental illness list in France!

 

Transsexuality finally being being recognized as a personal choice as France removes this category from its list of mental illnesses.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/world/europe/13briefs-France.html

Notes from Fri. 2/5 Funding for Adult Services Meeting

Here are the notes taken by Sue Haun for Susan Era from our meeting on Friday Feb. 5th, 2010 concerning next year's funding for adult recovery services through the county's Mental Health Services Act funding.

 

Free 12 week Mental Health education class starts March 2, 2010

Free NAMI mental health classes begin Tuesday, March 2

Do you have a family member or friend with a serious mental illness? The local chapter of The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will begin a series of 12 weekly classes, free of charge, beginning Tuesday, March 2nd. The classes are structured to help families, friends, and caregivers better understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being.