The views expressed in the posts and comments of our blog do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the internship’s host agency, Western State Hospital, or associated mental health centers (LifeSkills, Pennyroyal Center, Four Rivers Behavioral Health, or River Valley Behavioral Health). They should be understood as the personal opinions of the author of each post. No information on this blog will be understood as official, nor is it intended to provide or substitute for medical or psychological advice or treatment. The internship’s host agency uses its own website, linked above, to express the official opinions and activities of the agencies.


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All readers are encouraged to leave comments. While all points of view are welcome, only comments that are courteous and on-topic will be posted. Comments may or may not receive a direct response. Comments from readers under the age of 13 will not be posted, due to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The internship reserves the right to post comments at its discretion. Spam and comments endorsing commercial products or services will not be posted. Participants on this blog are fully responsible for everything that they submit in their comments, and all posted comments are in the public domain. Answering medical or psychological questions, or questions pertaining to the host agency, is outside the scope of this blog.


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