A brilliant article. We need more psychiatrists like this one!
One of my overriding passions is the removal of the social stigma surrounding Mental Health. So when I read this article today in the Huff Post I just had to share it on my Blog. It is insightful and it is wonderful to see a Psychiatrist championing the cause.
One of the most important aspects of my work as a psychiatrist has been advocating for my patients. This advocacy has needed to be persistent and constant because society is very quick to blame the mentally ill for their impairment. Over the years my job has been to speak for my patients’ rights and needs. Sometimes it has been in the disability form to Social Security Administration, sometimes it has been to an employer who labeled my depressed patient as “lazy,” and sometimes to a…
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