Monday, December 5

O Holy Night

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Psychiatrist Daniel Fisher Talks About Hope and Recovery

Uploaded on Apr 4, 2008
Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, talks about hope and recovery for people who have struggled with mental illness.

For people who have struggled with mental illness

Psychiatrist Daniel Fisher Talks About Hope and Recovery

Radioactivity and the Great Lakes

Published on Nov 17, 2016
With more than 30 nuclear related facilities dotting the Great Lakes basin, concerns abound about the impact of radionuclides, a byproduct of this activity. The Agenda examines their potential effects and the push to get radionuclides listed by Canadian and American governments as a "chemical of mutual concern."


Interview with Psychiatrist Daniel Fisher

Psychiatrist Daniel Fisher

Doctor Dan Fisher says how and why psych med ....?

 ....  should be delayed at initial intake

Dan Fisher is the director of the National Empowerment center, a psychiatrist, and a person who completely recovered from schizophrenia.
Here he talks about the evidence base for delayed the initial use of antipsychotics even during intense crisis.
This is research from the Soteria project which and Dr. Bola's argument that it might actually be unethical to always give medications.
He also talks about the Open Dialogue Model in Finland which gives 80% recovery rates from people who used to be labeled with schizophrenia.

An Age for Justice ~ Confronting Elder Abuse in America

An Age for Justice; Elder Abuse in America, a video produced by the Elder Justice Now campaign, shows the families and individuals whose lives have been turned upside down by elder abuse. The video provides stark proof of the financial, emotional, and phsycial and psychological impact of the violence and abuse that an estimated five million Americans face every day. We hear from Vicki Bastion, 92, who installed a security gate inside her home to protect herself and what valuables she had left from her grandson and his gang‐related friends; Betty Beckles talks about her daughter beating her; Bob Lee tells us about his father, who was victimized by a paid caregiver causes depression that contributed to his death; and Pat Smith tells us about her husband, who has Alzheimers disease and was victimized financially by a young woman in Las Vegas who walked with $750,000. The video was produced by the National Council on Aging and WITNESS, to shine the light on what one interviewee called a dark mark on our humanity.

An Age for Justice ~ Elder Abuse !

Daniel Fisher discusses Emotional CPR

Emotional CPR (eCPR) is an educational program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis by three simple steps:

C = Connecting

P = emPowering, and

R = Revitalizing.

The Connecting process of eCPR involves deepening listening skills, practicing presence, and creating a sense of safety for the person experiencing a crisis.
The emPowering process helps people better understand how to feel empowered themselves as well as to assist others to feel more hopeful and engaged in life.
In the Revitalizating process, people re-engage in relationships with their loved ones or their support system, and they resume or begin routines that support health and wellness which reinforces the person's sense of mastery and accomplishment, further energizing the healing process.

Daniel Fisher discusses Emotional CPR