When will we recognize the need to treat individuals who suffer from severe mental illness? With each tragic mass shooting, I think – maybe now we’ll do something. I was especially optimistic after the Newtown ...Views: 1357
The tragic shooting last month in Newtown…the Aurora shooting…the shooting in Tucson…the Virginia Tech massacre…all inv...Views: 1741
As we all know, anyone can have a bad day, certainly a bad moment. And everyone acts out of character now and then. Generally, it’s no cause for alarm, but for those who suffer from bipolar disorder, ...Views: 3520
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Dottie Pacharis is retired from a law firm in Washington, DC, and lives with her husband, George, also retired. They divide their time between Fort Myers Beach, Florida, and West River, Maryland. Since her son’s battle with bipolar disorder, she has become an advocate for the mentally ill, especially family involvement in decisions about treatment. She is the mother of six children and the grandmother of 15 grandchildren.