Archives For Mental Health

Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock)

This movie is quite intriguing. It has a circle of stories about both it’s patient and its staff who all seem to suffer from their own mental incapacities. It’s full of paranoia, phobias, delusions, and believe it or not, there is always room for a touch of romance. See if you can figure it all out. I’ve truly enjoyed the movie each time I watched it, but that may be because of how much I enjoy watching Gregory Peck! I give this movie Five Stars. Felina Silver Robinson


Ingrid Bergman as Dr. Constance Petersen

Gregory Peck as Dr. Anthony Edwardes / John Ballantyne

Michael Chekhov as Dr. Alexander ‘Alex’ Brulov, a teacher of Dr. Petersen

Leo G. Carroll as Dr. Murchison, the head of Green Manors

Rhonda Fleming as Mary Carmichael, a patient in Green Manors

John Emery as Dr. Fleurot

Steven Geray as Dr. Graff

Paul Harvey as Dr. Hanish

Donald Curtis as Harry, a staff of Green Manors

Norman Lloyd as Mr. Garmes, a patient in Green Manors

Bill Goodwin as House detective of Empire State Hotel

Wallace Ford as Stranger in Empire State Hotel Lobby

Art Baker as Det. Lt. Cooley

Regis Toomey as Det. Sgt. Gillespie

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The Voice of Autism: Why does my daughter hate me

She yells at me for reasons unknown

Everything mean thing they said to her is now meant for me

There is no reasoning, no rationalization of her words or behavior

She cries thinking no one loves her

All you can do is reassure her that you are there and you care

She tells you she hates you

She calls you a liar and runs out the door

She doesn’t go far because she’s mad at the world

She knows they won’t understand her

She walks up and down and back and forth til she’s calmed herself again

She re-enters the house and asks for forgiveness

She tells me she loves me and lets me know I’m the best

What can I do, What can I say

I tell her I love her and let all the bad slip away

She calms and slips into sleep for the night

All is forgotten once again

My only hope is that tomorrow is better

That she will learn to love herself

And stop hating me

Even though she professes her love for me

Copyright 2014 The Voice of Autism: Why does my daughter hate me© Felina Silver Robinson


Why can’t they hear me?

Why can’t they understand…

Why don’t they know that I’m crying because I’m in pain

Why doesn’t anyone understand what it feels like to be in my skin

Why doesn’t anyone understand what it feels like to have my brain

How can they know that I’m different, but not understand


I’m tired of crying

I’m tired of them not knowing

I’m tired of them not understanding…

Why I hold my head down

Why I bite my nails

Why I don’t like screaming and loud noises

Why I’m so awkward

Why I can’t draw the way I’m supposed to

Why I feel left out

Why I don’t join in

Why I don’t dance

Why I like to run away

One day I hope that I won’t have to ask why,

That I will feel a part of things,

And that people will understand me

That I will feel comfortable in my skin

And I hope that by then, you will be my friend

Copyright 2014 Why© Felina Silver Robinson


Ten Ways to be Mindful of Mental Health Month

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1. The Truth About Bug Spray

Not all insect repellents are created equal. Here’s how to avoid getting eaten alive.

2. Back pain: the spiralling effects of a problem no one can see

3. Are saturated fats as bad as we have been led to believe?

4. Soldiers surprisingly resilient to PTSD after Iraq and Afghanistan

5. Just one binge drinking session may harm health

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6. Minnesota tops in senior health, study says


7. Mental health system needs overhaul: Your Say

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8. Red wine and chocolate for better health? Maybe not

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9. Vitamin E-rich oils linked to lung inflammation

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10Cheaper Food May Be Fueling U.S. Obesity Epidemic

Americans spend just one-tenth of disposable income on food, an historic low, study finds

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