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Thomas Merton made the following simple observation in the initial sentence of The New Man. “Life and death are at war within us. As soon as we are born, we begin at the same time to live and die.” And … Continue reading
contrary to my previous announcement, the meeting scheduled for February the 11th will be held on February the 18th. Sorry for the confusion
We will join with the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network to conduct Double Trouble in Recovery peer meetings beginning Tuesday, February 11 @ 6:00pm. This is a 12 step program for people living with a dual diagnosis– mental illness plus … Continue reading
Exclusive Interview With Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1401/27/acd.01.html Aired January 27, 2014 – 20:00 ET THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Good … Continue reading
I attended a meeting last week. We learned how to recognize “change talk” and “sustain talk.” If you have a family member living with a mental illness and who has been reluctant to seek a professional or the guidance of … Continue reading
Son Turns on Father–Bipolar and System Failure The young man in this story suffered from Bipolar and was turned away from a hospital because it had NO psychiatric bed. The next day he tried to kill his father. Moments later … Continue reading
Someone recommended an abstract by Byron Katie describing a method he used when working with his patients. I think it’s a great way to look at ourselves, some of our thoughts, especially negative self-talk, challenging those thoughts and beliefs. I … Continue reading
In a little while we will gather at our churches and sing in “Christmas” Day in celebration of Jesus’ birthday. This is a wonderful time of the year. And a terrible time of the year. It is wonderful to have … Continue reading
I was talking with a young schizophrenic yesterday. He’d been in a fight because the staff would not allow him to go outside. He was a mess. Hadn’t showered in a couple of days. He believes a demon lives in … Continue reading
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