Chronological Archives

  • Integrating Primary and Mental Health Care The increased integration of mental health care into primary care is one of my pet issues. Currently, primary care providers (PCPs), also called general practitioners, provide over half of mental health treatment in the United States – which results in up to 50% of mental health problems going unindentified, undiagnosed, and untreated through the primary ...
  • Recommended Reading for March 23, 2010 Yes I Am: And that’s the heart of it. I don’t want anyone to think I’m lazy. I’m already working part time because I simply cannot cope with full time work any more, and I can’t stand the questions I get about it. I’m not open about my health conditions, and I have no acceptable answer ...
  • Recommended Reading Please do not be on my side The American Academy of Pain Medicine wants better treatment of chronic pain. So do I. I hate that fucking joke so much. World, please stop saying, “Achieving is like winning a gold medal at the Special Olympics!” A Special Olympics gold medal is ...
  • QuickPress: [Ontario-only] CWDO CONTEST: “Accessibility Means…” An Exhibition Passionate about accessibility? Creative (even just a little bit?) Then this contest is for you! CWDO is creating an exhibit on what “Accessibility Means…” The presentation will be displayed at Toronto’s People in Motion Show in June, 2010 and brought to other Awareness events around Ontario. FIRST PRIZE: $250 2nd Prize: $100 $50 to all other entries selected for the exhibit DEADLINE: ...
  • The Community First Choice Option So it looks like here in the United States, after what seems like a full century of arguing and revising and protesting and name calling, our legislature may actually pass a health care reform bill today. This is far from an unqualified victory – the bill is a very mixed bag from a number of ...
  • No title for this one. I wanted to draw your attention to this article from the Los Angeles Times, Police fatally shoot unarmed man in Koreatown: Los Angeles Police officers shot and killed a man in Koreatown early Saturday morning after he reached into his waistband for what officers believed was a weapon, authorities said. The man was twenty-seven year old Steven ...
  • Chatterday! Open Thread. This is our weekly Chatterday! open thread. Use this open thread to talk amongst yourselves: feel free to share a link, have a vent, or spread some joy. What have you been reading or watching lately (remembering spoiler warnings)? What are you proud of this week? What’s made your teeth itch? What’s going on in ...
  • Recommended Reading Hi everyone! This is an extra huge edition of the Rec Reading, because it’s my last one for this particular RR stint. I hope you’ve all found something interesting, enjoyable, or useful out of my roundups over the past couple of months. ~L Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links ...
  • For your Tool-kit: Letter to my University Residence Coordinator I’m on a variety of mailing lists dedicated to people with disabilities across Canada, and students are looking for university information. This can vary from what services are offered through Student Accessibility Services, how accessible a campus is, and what residence options they have available. I only learned two days ago, by chance, that my ...
  • Recommended Reading Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. I attempt to provide extra warnings for material like extreme violence/rape; however, ...