Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. My prognosis was “grave”: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness. I would work at more »
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Invoking the painful memory of the schoolchildren killed in Newtown, Conn., a month ago, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced the most ambitious gun-control drive in generations. Proposals include universal background checks as well as bans on assault weapons and ammunition clips that hold more than 10 bullets. Some of his proposals are sure to more »
Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic’s Sixth Annual Awards Luncheon yesterday honored Keris Jan Myrick and the Empowerment Congress Mental Health Committee for their stellar efforts in advancing the cause of mental health and well-being for children, youth and families. Ms. Myrick serves as board chairperson of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s more »
Both her sons have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and the most difficult part is dealing with the perception of her children’s disorder by other people.
Symptoms can range from extreme anxiety to emotional numbness, from violence to withdrawal, from hyper-arousal and activity to clinical depression.