LINGERING QUESTIONS,  APPENDIX

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"Nothing worth doing is completed in our
lifetime; therefore, we must be
saved by hope." Reinhold Niebuhr, American
theologian (1892-1971)
We raised the question in one section of the
Prologue Trilogy about the status of mental
health in 2048. We chose that date since the first
psychiatric hospital was built in Indiana in 1848
and Dad entered Woodmere, Evansville State
Hospital in 1948. Counting the exact months,
he actually was in his 48th year of confinement.
As Mr. Niebuhr reminds us, "Nothing worth
doing is completed in a lifetime." That being the
case, we have some lingering questions that
come to mind from our experience of writing this
book. I won't be around come 2048 so I hope
that between now and then the following
questions and many others will find solutions. A
German proverb says, "Begin to weave
and God will give you the thread." Begin now to
"weave" and may the
resulting mosaic be more beautiful than
imaginable, displayed for all to see for the sake
of the mentally ill.
Questions:
Psychotropic drugs.
Influence of Pharmaceutical companies.
Experimental treatment.
Qualifications for personnel who provide direct
care.
Technology.
Principal leadership.
Commitments.
Community based care.
Legislatures.
Public Education.
Local County Mental Health Associations.
(And more would be added if the book was
written today)
What light will you shed for the one in    
five who will need mental health care in
their lifetime?
LINGERING QUESTIONS

WHAT CHANGES ARE DUE?
WHAT CHANGES ARE COMING AHEAD IS A
SERIOUS ISSUE FOR PATIENTS TODAY.  
THEY DO NOT TAKE ADVANCEMENT, OR
THE LACK OF IT,  IN DIAGNOSIS AND
TREATMENT LIGHTLY.  IT IS THEIR LIFE AND
DESERVE THE
LESSONS OF HISTORY TO
BE APPLIED AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES
FOR HEALING TO BE DISCOVERED.  
>where and what next in
diagnosis and treatment