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Mental Health Care System

Culturally Sensitive Providers Will Help Bring Mental Illness Out of Shadows

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Michele Nealon-Woods

It is certainly good to see that the conversation about access to mental health services and removing the stigma of mental illness have moved out of the shadows and are now at the forefront of discussions within the White House and across the nation.

After the DSM, What?

Eric Maisel, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric Maisel, Ph.D.

I have been arguing for many years in books like Rethinking Depression that the DSM ought to be repudiated. In recent months this idea has been gaining tremendous momentum and just recently the National Institute of Mental Health essentially repudiated the DSM.

Mental Health Care Needs an 'Anytime, Anywhere' Model

Alan Kazdin, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Alan Kazdin, Ph.D.

Many routine but important medical services today are far more convenient to obtain than they were a generation ago. So how could these types of conveniences transfer to mental health services?

Me and Newtown

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

There was basically no town in Newtown, as I remember it. We had to catch a ride into New York City if we expected much fun.

In Psychiatric Emergencies, Emergency Rooms Not Always Safe

Mona Shattell | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

Communities need specially-designed psychiatric emergency departments. Private insurance companies should provide more and better community care for persons with psychiatric problems, and more community alternative programs for persons in emotional distress should be developed.

Diagnosing and Preventing the Unfathomable

Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D.

Following a public act of unspeakable horror, like the shootings in Connecticut or Aurora, mental health professionals are asked to explain why or how a person could hurt others so profoundly. And then we are asked how to identify such people and prevent these violent acts.

OC 87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Bud Clayman, the subject of a new movie about thriving with and despite mental illness, has given us a message of hope. But for those that look beyond Bud and his family, we are left with the inescapable task of making what was possible for him possible for everyone so afflicted.

The Good (And Bad) News About Mental Health Care In America

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The good news is that improvement rates for serious mental illnesses rival or surpass those for chronic physical diseases. The bad news is that 80 percent of Americans with treatable mental disorders do not have their conditions detected.