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Americans Mental Health

America's Mental Health System Needs Improvement, But Gains of the Past Give Hope for the Future

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

When a leading mental health advocate says, "The infrastructure for the public mental-health system is in the worst shape it's been in 40 years," I wonder what he's thinking. Maybe it's just rhetorical flourish, but it is false and counterproductive.

The Mind Man

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

The truth is, most people don't take any time to look after the mind, to allow it to rest, to keep it healthy. In fact most people aren't even familiar with the simple things we can do in everyday life to promote a healthy mind.

Cause of Death: Addiction?

Jeffrey B. Lane | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey B. Lane

The time has come to stop regarding addiction as a character flaw -- a personal and moral failing -- and to provide the treatment people suffering from the disease deserve, including long-term management for those with the chronic form of the disease, just as we do for hypertension or diabetes or cancer.