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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 5

Tipton, Indiana
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Thursday, December 10, 1970
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10. 1970. ' By LESTER L. COLEMAN. M.I>. "You Can Go Home Again' AN AUNT who lived with us has been in a mental institution for two years. She is about to be discharged and to return home to us. We really don't know what our attitude should be and wonder if - you can make some suggestions about how to handle her. Mr. and Mrs. B. N., N J. Dear Mr. and Mrs. N.: It Is wise that you should consider in advance the problems that may arise when your aunt returns Dr. Coleman to your house. Far too many people in this same situation block out the reality of it, and just play it by ear when the time comes. This is wrong, because it adds a great burden to the family and to the patient. The spectacular advances in the treatment' of mental disturbances by drugs and psychotherapy have virtually emptied many of our major mental institutions. It is estimated that more than 50% of mental patients are.hospitalized for only 4 to 6 weeks before returning, to their homes and community. This is a far cry from the • terrible times not too long ago when many such patients were hospitalized indefinitely and considered incurable. Patients - returning home from-a mental hospital, must make as great an adjustment to you as you do to them. You can be certain that if there were any physical danger you would be prepared by the hospital physicians. More likely, the patient would not be discharged at all. Patients who return home after any illness, physical or mental, must be treated in a tender, gentle but mature way • until they recover their physical and emotional strength ~ and adjust to being home. The so-called mental patient, once home, must be allowed to take his place in the family. In your case, your aunt must not be looked at as a behavior problem who must be guarded against. A good rule of thumb is to give the patient the benefit of the doubt. She now has the right to react to any situation in her own way without beinsr wade television -.•(,. • • • highlights THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TKIBUNE aware that her judgment is poor or inadequate because of her former illness. It is rather easy to become overprotective and to shield, such people from the everyday problems in a household. This does them little or no good because it only prolongs their convalescence. A most important contribution to patients released from a mental hospital is to avoid stigmatizing them or making-, them feel that they are queer, unusual, unbalanced, and need . not be listened to. Your aunt and all the other courageous patients who wish to take' their places again in society must be treated with • dignity and respect. They. must be made to feel that they are wanted' in the home and in the community. SPEAKING OF ,YOUR HEALTH: Blinking and rubbing of the eyes may indicate a child's need for eyeglasses. Dr. Lester Coleman has prepared, a special booklet for readers of the column entl»l»a Thursday Television Highlights By United Press International Thursday Movie, CBS, "Chuka.** Rod Taylor as a gunfighter who finds out what couc- age really is when he is trapped with the woman he loves in an isolated fort about to be besieged by a tribe of raging In- <*Pay Attention to Your Heart." For your copy, send 25 cents In coin.and a large, self-addressed C-cent stamped envelope to Lestar L. Coleman. M.D., P.O. Box 5170, Grand Central Station, New York. N. Y. 10017^ Please mention the booklet by title. dians. With Ernest Borgnlne. 8 p.m. CST. Today, NBC.^Ssn. J. William Fulbright discusses his book, "THE Pentagon Propaganda Machine." 7 a.m. CST. Flip Wilson Show, NBC. With Lena Home, Tony Randall. 6:30 p.m. CST. NET Playhouse (Public Broadcast Ssrvice). The Royal Shakespeare Company production of "Ths Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis De Sude." 7:30 p.m. CST. Burefoot in the Purk, ABC. Paul takes action against the owner of a shady discount store. 8 p.m. CST. The Odd Cmuple, ABC. Oscar becomes a suspect in the disappearance of Felix. 8:30 p.m. CST. IWaH Street Chatter NEW YORK (UPI)-"Do not get swept up in the present emotional buying atmosphere," the Alexander Hamilton Institute cautions. The company foresees a period of profit taking and base building around the 800 level of the Dow Jones industrial average. The long bear market of 1968,70 lost 354 on the Dow and by- last week half of that amount— 177 points— had been recovered. Spear and staff Inc. notes. The company says the recent technical strength has "greatly whetted speculative appetites that had been inhibited by the GM strike and poor third quarter earnings." Page 5 The recent record volume with its large and "extremely broad advance...4s a tough act to follow," according to E. F. Hutton & Cm. Inc. The company foresees a possible period of consolidation to "digest" some of the gains and "to at least partially correct the extreme overbought condition that now exists." Standard St Poor's Corp. believes the near term outlook for hhe market "offers attractive gain possibilities." But the company says the distance stock prices travel depends on future changes in monetary policy. Even though the Fed is in a "stimulative posture, it is not going to lose sight of the inflationary implications of sustained monetary forced feeding," S & P says. 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