Dr. Daniel B. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the National Empowerment Center and a member of the President's Commission on Mental Illness. Along with a team of others with 'lived experience', he has developed one of the emerging community-based alternatives for dealing with mental illness called Emotional CPR. Dr. Fisher mentions that, "The interpersonal techniques and approaches that are most vital for connecting people and helping them feel safe are not taught in the psychiatric residency programs. What is primarily taught is how to assess, how to diagnosis and how to give medication."
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Based on successful program in Trieste, Italy. Read the entire paper below
Tiffany Martinez was a 17-year-old college freshman when she began hearing voices, seeing shadowy figures and experiencing troubling, intrusive thoughts. Her friends at the University of Southern Maine, where she was majoring in psychology, noticed that she was acting strangely and urged her to get help.
They most likely saved her from a crippling mental health crisis, prevented the derailment of her education and ultimately enabled her to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner who can help other young people avert a psychiatric crisis
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