Hospitalization & mental health providers · Opinion · Uncategorized

If someone offers you 5 million dollars… save mental health

Someone once offered me five million dollars to pursue an idea. The problem Let me start in the beginning.  If you've ever worked or been a patient in a psychiatric hospital, you know about the problem:  there's no middle ground between the tight routine & support of being hospitalized and the toss-you-out-into-the-world discharge plan that… Continue reading If someone offers you 5 million dollars… save mental health

Opinion · Uncategorized

Thoughts about surviving mental illness, a psychiatrist’s perspective

The challenge with mental illness is that it can't be willed away. Dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or a personality disorder isn't about pulling your socks up or changing your attitude.  There's no easy fix.  By the time most of my patients reach my door, they've fought the fight of a lifetime trying to… Continue reading Thoughts about surviving mental illness, a psychiatrist’s perspective