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Mental Health First Aid

A Message to Remember on the State of Our Union

John Santopietro, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
John Santopietro, M.D.

I am grateful for the dialogue we had as a nation in 2013, but we will all suffer if it does not proceed in 2014. The need for access to quality behavioral health treatment is critical.

When Mental Illness Hits Home

Linda Rosenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Rosenberg

When a loved one has heart disease or cancer, families rally around -- they cook, clean, drive their loved ones to doctor's appointments, give pep talks, and much more. But when someone is struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental conditions, family members are not sure what to do.

Psychological First Aid: Mental Health Care After Hurricane Sandy

Craig L. Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig L. Katz, M.D.

On a recent Friday, a psychiatrist and a team of medical students traveled to the Far Rockaways in Queens to provide mental health assistance to survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Their work did not involve psychotherapy or diagnoses, but rather tending to the immediate needs of survivors.

The Shooter Was 'Not Well'

Linda Rosenberg | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Linda Rosenberg

The connection between violence and mental disorders is a myth. What's not a myth is the toll that mental health conditions take on our nation.

Mental Health Class

Kim Leisey, Ph.D. | Posted 10.31.2011 | College
Kim Leisey, Ph.D.

In the age of shows like Dr. Phil, kids are less stigmatized by mental health issues and more likely to get help. Still, the economic reality is that nationally, counseling centers on college campuses are not always staffed to do direct outreach.