January 22, 2019
A pair of programs are targeting the need for mental health treatment in Stanislaus County. Modesto-area residents have struggled with access to treatment. And untreated mental illness is a prominent issue with its ties to homelessness. Next week, a “partial hospitalization” program will open at Doctors Behavioral Health Center on Claus Road. The center is more »
January 10, 2019
STANISLAUS COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & RECOVERY SERVICES Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) AOT Flyer (Spanish) AOT Flyer AOT is a civil court-order for treatment of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness who meet strict legal criteria. Often these individuals experience sever mental health symptoms which impact their ability to recognize the need for treatment. more »
January 15, 2016
Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. My prognosis was “grave”: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness. I would work at more »
Both her sons have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and the most difficult part is dealing with the perception of her children’s disorder by other people.
Symptoms can range from extreme anxiety to emotional numbness, from violence to withdrawal, from hyper-arousal and activity to clinical depression.