I Live At War With The Voices In My Head; This "Diseased" Mind Is My Strongest Weapon
"I have to fight the stigma surrounding schizophrenia. I have to fight cultural apathy. I have to fight legal disempowerment. Did you know that, as a schizophrenic, I cannot legally board an airplane without being sedated?"
Police Were Called To Take Teresa Sheehan To A Hospital. Instead, They Shot Her Seven Times.
In 2008, San Francisco police were called to help transport a woman with mental illness to a hospital. Instead, they shot her seven times and she was charged with five felonies. This is the story of how police became our nation's mental health care workers, and how Teresa Sheehan's family has fought for her before the shooting — and since.
Why People Take Antipsychotics For Depression
A decade ago, drug companies started heavily marketing the antipsychotics Abilify, Seroquel, and Zyprexa as treatments for depression — despite concerns over serious side effects. That marketing is subsiding now as generics hit the market, but it may have created a dangerous clinical standard.