Lately, I'm learning that a lot of mental health consumers in the UK are unhappy with what happens to them in a crisis. People in this state deserve help that is kind, competent and adequately funded. Some patient activists in the US are pioneering new responses to those in crisis. Things can change. Emergency room … Continue reading Alternatives To Traditional Care For People In Crisis
Some patients in the US have reimagined care for those in crisis, and are implementing their ideas. These two peer counselors were each hospitalized multiple times due to wanting to end it all. Their critique of the current system and "risk assessment" is brilliant. They are Lisa Forestall and Caroline White from the patient led … Continue reading Patients Critique Care For People In Crisis & Do It Themselves
Pixabay is a website where photographers offer their pictures hoping to get donations. Lately when I search for photos on some words I come up empty. Some pictures that were there before aren’t there now. I had just gotten to a point where Pixabay was easy for me to use. It’s possible photographers don’t find … Continue reading What is happening to Pixabay?
Passover is a Jewish holiday happening between April 19 and April 27 in 2019. Many supermarkets in the US stock special foods for this occasion. I'm Jewish but not religious. I have sometimes purchased these foods for snacks. You don't have to be Jewish to buy these foods. With purer ingredients, they have something to … Continue reading Passover foods for everyone: Matzos and toasted coconut marshmallows