Tag Archives: Mental Illness

Suicidal, But Sane

Suicidal, But Sane By Ken K. Gourdin For far longer than I care to admit, now, the Dog of Clinical Depression has alternated between nipping at my heels and threatening to devour me whole.  Clinical Depression is so prevalent that … Continue reading

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“These People Cannot Be Helped”

“These People Cannot Be Helped”: Wherein I Respond to this Defeatist Notion By Ken K. Gourdin And then there’s the sad case of former college basketball coach Steven Dewitt Craig, who was recently arrested for intruding upon a school and … Continue reading

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Ensuring welfare vs. paternal overprotection

The fine line between ensuring welfare, and paternal overprotection By Ken K. Gourdin Author’s Note – A helpful legal brief (an overview) of the case discussed herein can be found here:  http://www.arnoldwadsworth.com/2014/03/utah-supreme-court-update-baird-v-baird-march-7-2014/. The court case that inspired this op-ed (an … Continue reading

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Stolen Innocence Review

Review – Stolen Innocence: The Jan Broberg Story (Authored by Jan’s mom, Mary Ann Broberg), Pocatello, Id.: 16th Place Publishing (2003) By Ken K. Gourdin I recently read Stolen Innocence (after stealing it from my aunt, whom we were visiting … Continue reading

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New Reflection House

Why “New Reflection?”                                                                 By Ken K. Gourdin Author’s Note – As someone with a complex mental health history, I am a big proponent of psychosocial rehabilitation, particularly of the Clubhouse Model.  I have written elsewhere on the blog about … Continue reading

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Tasers: To Use or Not?

To Taser, or Not to Taser? That is The Question By Ken K. Gourdin According to recent coverage of the case by The Salt Lake Tribune, a settlement recently was reached with the family of Brian Cardall, who sued the … Continue reading

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CIT officers visit New Reflection

Crisis Intervention Team officers visit New Reflection  By Ken K. Gourdin Law Enforcement Strives to Improve Response to Mentally Ill Who Are In Crisis Author’s Note:  This article originally appeared in a recent issue of The Monthly Mirror, the newsletter … Continue reading

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