Patients of Ancora Psychiatric Hospital are no longer allowed to have outside food or their laundry done for them due to a new ban the hospital instituted the first of the year. The ban was put into place to deal with “infection control issues.” Family members are at a loss and feel their loved ones are being treated more like prisoners than patients in a hospital setting. To read the rest of Kim Mulford’s article, click here.
Valentine’s Day and Your Mental Health
So it’s Valentine’s Day, and though its intention may be to establish time to celebrate love, maybe you’re not feeling the love for this holiday. Billboards, magazines, and commercials depicting beautiful happy people sharing and extravagant dinner and exchanging gifts can create stress and anxiety. People who are in relationships question what to get each other: Will it be good enough? Am I spending enough money? And, those who don’t have a partner can sometimes feel sad or alone at a time when love is the theme of the day –thus, the common vernacular of “Singles Awareness Day.”