Sometimes Amazing Things Happen: Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward

Sometimes Amazing Things Happen: Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward

by Elizabeth Ford

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ISBN-13: 9781682451229
Publisher: Regan Arts.
Publication date: 04/17/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 216,311
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Ford, MD is currently the Chief of Psychiatry for Correctional Health Services for New York City’s Health and Hospitals and a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine. She spent years working on the jail inpatient psychiatry service at Bellevue and in the Bellevue psychiatric emergency room, specializing in the care of individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system. Dr. Ford teaches and writes extensively about topics related to the interface of mental health, law, and correctional settings. She lives in New York with her family.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note vii

1 The Body Bag 1

2 Caught Between the Cracks 9

3 Stars Over Bellevue 19

4 Never What You Expect 42

5 The Tender and the Troubled 48

6 Mama Grizzly 56

7 Pushing the Limit 67

8 What Doesn't Break You 71

9 The Listening Cure 81

10 A Mother's Love 84

11 Even the Stars Can Fall 100

12 When Darkness Comes 104

13 Shelter the Broken 107

14 Unraveling 112

15 Burnout Strikes 117

16 Out of the Depths 123

17 Death and Birth 125

18 Reunion 128

19 Back to the Fire 132

20 Welcome Back 136

21 Under the Surface 139

22 Keeping Secrets 146

23 Compassion Is a Verb 154

24 When the Bridges Close 166

25 When the Lights Go Out 174

26 A Light In the Dark 181

27 Grace Will Lead 188

28 On the Island 195

29 Keeping Promises 204

30 Difficult Goodbye 212

31 Sometimes Amazing Things Happen 219

32 A Story Worth Telling 225

33 Higher Power 229

34 Ping-Pong Therapy 231

35 A Brighter Day 235

36 Beyond Bellevue 238

Epilogue 241

Acknowledgments 244

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Interviews

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Preface

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Sometimes Amazing Things Happen: Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for your extraordinary sensitiviy to this needy group!!