I Am Not Sick I Don’t Need Help, by Dr. Xavier Amador, is terrific reference for those of us who work with people who live with mental illness. Some interesting facts I learned from reading the book: Bipolar disorder and Schizophrenia are as lethal as diabetes (about 10 to 15% of all who suffer from… Read More
In State v. M. J. M, appellant appealed a judgment that committed her to Mental Health Division custody, arguing she had proven to the trial court by a preponderance of the evidence “she was willing and able to and would probably participate in voluntary treatment.” Once a court finds a person is mentally ill by… Read More
10 years in prison for a first offense? Car confiscation? License revocation for years on end? Read about places that have harsher DUI laws than Oregon.
Interventions to Prevent Psychosis (“An impending psychotic break can be identified and prevented if it is recognized early and appropriate steps are taken to head it off.”) Here is the meat of the NYT article: Psychosis, which is not a disease but a symptom of a brain illness, usually begins in late adolescence and young… Read More
This summer, New York became the sixth state to ban the so-called gay and trans “panic” defense, which asks a jury to find that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is to blame for a defendant’s violent reaction, including even murder. Here is an informative MAP showing where different states stand on this issue.… Read More