where is my Queen Leah now i am forsaken it is possible that the stars and moon and shapes of the world are behind the pine trees and the old oak in vines and the dogwoods are sleeping in the dark too somebody let off a stream of fireworks sizzling and popping that stopped at […]Read More the tempest
My story will not save anyone. My Hope and Story certainly cannot and will not save another person from completing. We’ve tried. We’ve lost too many. That we’re still walking, breathing, bitching and pissed off says it all. We are invincible. With at least ten (10) combined failed attempts, we conclude that we are unkillable. We are immortal.Read More The Right to Die With Dignity
Assisted Outpatient Treatment Reschackling Road Tripping Back to the Asylum: Restraints On Us All Jennifer Maria Padron and Amanda Barnabe Judi Chamberlin, Confessions of a Non-Compliant Patient “I tried hard to be a good patient. I saw what happened to bad patients: they were the ones in the seclusion rooms, the ones who got sent […]Read More Assisted Outpatient Treatment = Involuntary Commitment
That the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has, on April 18, 2016 released a request for application (RFA) to develop and implement Assisted Outpatient Treatment in the United States is cause for serious concern regarding the direction of behavioral health within the context of basic American human and civil liberties being stripped […]Read More SAMHSA and AOT (Assisted Outpatient Treatment)
Dr. Sisti began by insisting that “we do not want to return to those asylums … that are now infamous for incarcerating thousands of Americans … What we were calling for is a rehabilitation of the term ‘asylum’ … [as] a safe sanctuary where they may be able to heal and reclaim their lives in recovery.” Asked about the reason for the widespread use of chemical restraints, Dr. Sisti responded that it is “a lot easier to maintain control and safety in an overcrowded institution when individuals are chemically controlled. We’re seeing this now in prisons,” where individuals with mental health conditions who are often without access to adequate treatment are “oftentimes given large doses of drugs to keep them both safe and comfortable” (emphasis added).Read More Asylums? Susan Rogers Speaks.