A Statement of Mind

Minnesota Must Get Serious About Mental Health Courts

It’s time for state-level discussions in Minnesota about funding mental health courts. I recently attended an excellent conference about the criminalization of mental illness. Even though it was more geared to mental health practitioners, I went as a parent because Ramsey County recently denied participation in their excellent mental health court to my son who Read more about Minnesota Must Get Serious About Mental Health Courts[…]

Let’s Classify Schizophrenia As The Brain Disease It Is

I support the new push to reclassify schizophrenia as a brain disease instead of a mental illness. Alzheimer’s is classified as a brain disease and garners significantly more research dollars as a result. Also more understanding that it’s no one’s fault. When son Jim was first diagnosed 20 years ago, I talked hopefully to a Read more about Let’s Classify Schizophrenia As The Brain Disease It Is[…]

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