National Color Therapy Month on March, 2025: Anyone who's worked in mental institutions hospitals?

March, 2025 is National Color Therapy Month 2025.

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Anyone who’s worked in mental institutions/ hospitals?

i know people that have been in hospitals (from a week to about 6 months)..most of the stories are horrible...gang rape of a 6 year old boy, adults being handed coloring books and crayons and calling it occupational therapy, untrained aides who wrongly restrain and physically harm people in the process---that one actually made a national news story about similar abuses and it was a private hospital--supposedly a better one.....i know someone now that needs to be hospitalized--possibly for a few weeks while he takes meds to stabilize.......but he won't go on his own....and the facility he would be taken to involuntarily is just a human warehouse. someone tried to get him into outpatient treatment, but he is so depressed, he doesn't follow through..

there is another one in my state--that i heard some good things about----but also some bad....but all the others it is all bad. the facilities I know of---genders are mixed on the floors.

OMG--they do not stimulate patients under the knife---that is just bizarre.....there are cases where they implant things like a vagus nerve stimulator or maybe a modern version of lobotomy (removing a smaller portion)..but this is VERY rare..and most likely the person would be moved to a typical hospital for that.

ECT is making a comeback..some facilities might have a room for that...but that is still minimally used.

most if all states have a community treatment program for a VERY LIMITED NUMBER of people released from hospitals....someone on YA was just looking for a social worker for mental health and in some areas--this was NOT available.

someone in my area tried using a couple case worker social service programs...although they were supposed to help with a lot of things --like making sure the person stayed on top of her affairs---the only thing they were good for was driving to the supermarket and doctor appointments.

DRY DRY DRY hair!?

DRY DRY DRY hair!?

I know from 30+ years experience living on the beach with waist-length blonde hair in a very humid climate --Florida! Please trust me on this one--use Joico products--specifically K-Pak Deep Reconstructor at least once per week then use K-Pak Intense Hydrating Treatment as needed in between. These treatments are mid-range in price ($12.95 and $14.95 at the Malls) and last ME with MY hair at least 6 weeks per tube. Also--wash your hair less often if it's long (longer than shoulder length). This means utilizing the natural oils from your scalp--not stupid hot oil treatments that are only imitators for the best oils for your hair anywhere--the oils YOU make. I wash my hair about three times per week with a very mild shampoo (Rusk Calm--$8.99). In between shampoos, I just wet my hair and add more conditioner and rinse in cool water. You can also use a lightweight shine treatment to control frizz--on tough muggy days here in St. Petersburg, Florida, I use BioSilk's Silk Therapy (about $20 for a big bottle that lasts me about 3-4 months). Lastly, invest in an ionic hair dryer to control any lingering frizz. These don't create the clouds of steam most hair dryers produce as you attempt to straighten your hair--they create streams of negative ions in addition to heat which help to separate the water molecules in your hair into gases--not boil the water in your hair away with just heat which creates even more heat damage. Ionic dryers are quiet, lightweight, and dry your hair in half the time. I use a CHI ionic dryer--pricey, but worth it.

I know cold affects hair just as bad as the wet heat does, but I am confident this method will work for you even if you are in a colder climate than mine. I travel extensively for business and find that my hair peps up even more in a cold dry climate. You should also know that premature grey runs in my family, so not only do I have very long hair--it is highlighted regularly as well to blend my early platinum streaks. I do not skimp on my hair color--my colorist is one of the best in the biz and I'm lucky that he is a personal friend of mine or I probably wouldn't be able to afford him. He's been a color specialist for 20+ years and did a 10 year stint doing hair for national pageants, hair shows, and celebrities. If you have bad color, dry frizzies are tough to control. Fix your color and the problem may correct itself. Last bit of advice? If you color or not--wear a hat in the sun to protect those divine locks! Good Luck!

And yes, my man LOVES my hair!!!!

GENERIC NAME: TRETINOIN CREAM do you sleep with it on or do you wash it off in 30min?

GENERIC NAME: TRETINOIN CREAM do you sleep with it on or do you wash it off in 30min?

USES: This medication is used to improve the appearance of the skin by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing roughness and improving coloration.

OTHER USES: This medication can also be used to treat acne.

HOW TO USE: This medication is for use on the face as directed, usually once a day at bedtime. Clean and dry your face. Apply a pea-size amount of cream using just enough to cover your entire face lightly. Be careful to avoid your eyes, nostrils and mouth. Wash your hands after use. Do not use this more often than prescribed or in large amounts. It will not give you faster or better results but will increase the risk of side effects. Do not use on sunburn or eczema or other serious skin conditions. Effects of this medication will be gradual with most improvement seen in the first 6 months of continued therapy. If used for acne the condition may worsen at first, then improve.

SIDE EFFECTS: You may experience mild redness or stinging, itching, burning, skin scaling, peeling and dry skin the first several weeks as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects continue or become severe, discontinue use and notify your doctor. Report any of the following serious effects: blisters/crusting or swelling of skin, darkening or lightening of skin color. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this medication tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing skin disorders or if you have any allergies. This medication increases your sensitivity to the sun. Limit sun exposure and avoid sun lamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any nonprescription or prescription medication you may take including isotretinoin, amiodarone, tetracyclines or quinolone antibiotics, sulfa-drugs or phenothiazines as they increase skin sensitivity to the sun. Also minoxidil and any skin medication, soaps, cleansers, cosmetics, astringents or any facial products that may be drying or irritating (e.g., alcohol-containing facial products). Benzoyl peroxide should not be applied at the same time as this medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. Symptoms of overdose may include excessive redness, peeling, and discomfort.

NOTES: This medication is not a cosmetic. It is to be used in conjunction with a comprehensive skin care and sun avoidance program.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as remembered; do not use it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the amount used to catch up.

STORAGE: Store this medication at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 25 degrees C). Do not freeze. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

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