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Is There No Place on Earth for Me? by Susan Sheehan
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Jun 29, 2011

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Read in June, 2011

This was a poignant picture of the Mental Health system in the late '70s and early '80s. A young girl and her family struggle with schizophrenia. How she was misdiagnosed and not treated correctly. The stigmatism that comes with mental health. It hits close to home, having a brother who has a mental health disease and spent much of his young adult life in a State Hospital. Hopefully, the mental health system has corrected the problems that occurred in that time. I still see people with mental health diseases slipping through the system even today. I see poly-pharmacy in the practice of treating mental health illnesses today. It is one of my biggest battles as pharmacist. I still think there is a long way to go in treating people with mental health illnesses and the mental health system and the way medications are used to treat mental health illnesses.
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