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.
Minding Your Mental Health during Winter
Although the winter season begins with a bit of holiday cheer, many people feel a little “off” as the cold weather drags on. I’ve already seen a few patients who are puzzled by how easily they become irritated. “Is there something wrong with me?” “Why am I so unhappy?” Often, their bodies are just responding to the darker and colder days.