Tag Archives: Mental Health

MIDDLE-AGED WHITE AMERICAN MEN WITH HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION ARE DYING FROM DESPAIR

Middle-Aged White Men/Demographics Mental Health Death rates are rising for middle-aged white American men. It’s unlike every other age group, every other racial and ethic group and unlike their counterparts in other rich countries. Angus Deaton, Princeton Economist, 2015 Nobel … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS DAY AND COLD CONCRETE WALLS

Bipolar Disorder/Mental Health/Slice Of Life By – Sheri de Grom Goodwill toward men—my first thought on Christmas morning. No, Sheri. You will not feel sorry for yourself. This is your life and welcome to it. You made the decision to … Continue reading

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WHEN ARE WE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN MENTAL HEALTH?

Mental Health/Stigma/One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom   FROM MY JOURNAL – ARKANSAS, OZARKS FALL, 2004 We’ll only have peace within when we surrender to ourselves. The worst stigma of all is the individual who’s aware they need … Continue reading

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MEDICARE – WHAT REHAB FACILITIES & NURSING HOMES DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

Medicare/Physical Therapy/Medical 2016 By – Sheri de Grom The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services passed a law that’s good for the patient and not the establishment. The settlement agreement means that there have been changes to the manual that … Continue reading

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WHO SAID LIFE WOULD BE FAIR?

Dreams/Caregiving/Medical 2016 by – Sheri de Grom My dad once told me he could always tell a city girl from a country girl by the way she walked. Dad said the city girl seemed to have more time to enjoy … Continue reading

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IS YOUR MEDICAL RECORD ACCURATE?

Stigma/Mental Health/Medical 2016 By – Sheri de Grom Notes From My Journal – Conway, AR Dec – 2015 I remember well that first mental health hospital admission of Tom’s on December 7, 1987. We didn’t know we had other options … Continue reading

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VETERANS WITH BAD PAPER

Veterans/Veterans’ Benefits/One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom   My opinion about Veterans with ‘bad paper’ has changed over the years. Having worked in The Office of The Staff Judge Advocate (JAG) for many years [all during times of … Continue reading

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SHERI, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

  Caregiving/Advocacy/Medical 2016 By – Sheri de Grom Looking back to my last post of Dec 20, 2015 [you may read it here], I had no idea my life would soon become a powder keg. Many of you have asked … Continue reading

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THE CAREGIVER AND HER THERAPIST

Mental Health/Caregiver/Medical Care 2015 by – Sheri de Grom Imagine my surprise when I read in the March/April 2015 issue of Psychology Network that psychotherapy was in a decline or even in a freefall. According to a study published in … Continue reading

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MENTAL HEALTH, DISCRIMINATION AND DIAGNOSTIC OVERSHADOWING

Mental Health/Discrimination/Diagnostic Overshadowing/Mortality/Medical Care 2015 by:  Sheri de Grom Why do I continue to question the ongoing discrimination of medical professionals toward individuals with a mental health diagnosis? I see the defeat in Tom’s eyes when he tells me, “There’s … Continue reading

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