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Being “Disappeared” into CPEP (Part IV)


It is wholly unacceptable for a person, who is not competent to make decisions, to be sucked into the psychiatric system without representation by a competent adult.  It is equally unacceptable for families to be broken apart by government edict.  … Continue reading

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“Laughter in mental health inpatient units”: Answer to Question


          I spent about three years locked down on inpatient psychiatry and the word “laughter” only conjures up three images.  The first is of Gary, who works as an entry-level counselor.  He is extraordinarily intelligent, middle-aged, and has a master’s … Continue reading

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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part II)


After nearly a decade of stability, I had become an employee of the New York State Office of Mental Health.  I worked in administration in the regional office and helped create and run training workshops, mostly for employees of state … Continue reading

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