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Archives for April, 2015

Mental Health Advocacy

What Does Enforcing Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Look Like?

There is a lot of talk in the news lately about “Assisted Outpatient Treatment” or “Forced Treatment,” depending on who you ask. Regardless of what you call it, the purpose of the legislation is to take someone who does not want treatment for mental illness and utilize the court system to compel them. Not every state has AOT laws and those that do have AOT do not necessarily have the same rules governing it.

As a person living with Bipolar Disorder, I...
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Mental Health

Magical Mental Illness Syndrome

Living with mental illness is a tough experience under the best of circumstances. Dealing with people’s ignorance of the disease, managing symptoms, and even paying for treatment can cause even a person without a health challenge to snap.

Once I was well into recovery from...
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