Monthly Archives: August 2016

How we’re missing the real story on mental health in Massachusetts

OPINION | SERA DAVIDOW
How we’re missing the real story on mental health in Massachusetts

BOSTON GLOBE -AUGUST 12, 2016

By Sera Davidow

THE AVERAGE citizen has now heard (multiple times) the story of people with psychiatric diagnoses who are slipping through the state’s cracks, how their families are desperate but lack resources, and how the mental health system […]

August 16th, 2016|

An Alternative Form of Mental Health Care Gains a Foothold

An Alternative Form of Mental Health Care Gains a Foothold

By BENEDICT CAREY
New York Times – AUG. 8, 2016

HOLYOKE, Mass. — Some of the voices inside Caroline White’s head have been a lifelong comfort, as protective as a favorite aunt. It was the others — “you’re nothing, they’re out to get you, to kill you” — […]

August 16th, 2016|

An Alternative Form of Mental Health Care Gains a Foothold

Caroline White at the office of the Hearing Voices Network in Holyoke, Mass. The program, which relies on members supporting one another, does not use the words “patient” or “treatment.” Ms. White, who hears voices in her head, said psychiatric therapy had made her feel “hopeless, because the drugs just made me feel worse.” Photo Credit […]

August 8th, 2016|