By Yvette McShan – Let’s Stop All Forms of Abusing Psychiatric Patients, Part 2 of 2

Restraints are just one form of abusing psychiatric patients

America must stop abusing psychiatric patients. Forced treatment is cruel, and should not be tolerated. It needs to stop in America, and any country, for that matter. We must stop abusing psychiatric patients that way.

What about organizations that do not believe in forced treatment, but get medical dollars to diminish people in the mental health system, to document consumers are getting better — when they are really being set up to fail, and will more likely end up more traumatized. That’s a another form of abusing psychiatric

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How Peer Specialists Can Help People Connect to Faith Communities

Helping peers connect to faith communities

Almost everyone needs to connect to at least one community, whether they’re going through trauma and emotional distress or not. With rare exceptions, isolation is lonely, ultimately unsustainable,and sometimes dangerous. You can’t build your sense of self-worth in isolation.

People often connect to faith communities, which provide a community connection, social support, and a spiritual life — three things that help people in distress get through to the other side.

For people dealing with long-term emotional difficulty, making community connections can be extra hard, because they often have low opinions of

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