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Mental Health Reform

Questioning Elements in HR 2646 Does Not Make You the Enemy

Scott Bryant-Comstock | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics
Scott Bryant-Comstock

Advocates received a sober reminder a few weeks ago that many in Congress involved in mental health reform efforts still all too quickly fall into the fatal trap of "us versus them."

7 Ways 2015 Was Defined By Mental Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living

For the nearly 44 million Americans who experience mental illness in a given year, 2015 could be regarded as a source of solace. This was the year tha...

Fixing Our System: Takeaways From the 2015 Gathering on Mental Health and the Church

Margaret Moodian | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Margaret Moodian

There is a stigma surrounding mental illness since it is something that is difficult to measure, and this keeps people from seeking and receiving help when they need it most. When it comes to mental health in the United States, our system is broken.

We Will Not Go On In Silent Desperation Anymore

Rachel Brehm | Posted 10.16.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Patrick Kennedy's dedication to improving access to mental health care, as well as his activism in creating movement towards mental health reform, has emerged in several ways.

New Report Identifies $4-$8 Billion Waste and Excess Profits in Mental Health System

DJ Jaffe | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

Mental health advocates tend to blame the deterioration in mental health services on reductions in funding, but the problem is that less of it goes to the seriously ill.

Florida Becomes First State To Implement New Mental Health Strategy

Kaiser Heatlh News | Phil Galewitz | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

Seeking to improve care and lower costs, Florida this month became the first state to offer a Medicaid health plan designed exclusively for people wit...

Mental Health Reform Should Also Help Families

Kenneth J. Dudek | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Kenneth J. Dudek

Two separate mental health reform bills are now on the table, and both have fallen prey to the same old mental health politics. The limited research on the efficacy of various proposed treatment approaches brings the issue back to questions of ideology.

In the Wake of Campus Suicides, Inaction Speaks Louder Than Words

Alexandra Harrsch | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Alexandra Harrsch

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in college students. Recent headlines have shed light on the enduring question: Are universities doing enough?

Breaking Down The Silos: A Collaborative Answer to Mental Health

Carolyn Reinach Wolf | Posted 03.12.2014 | New York
Carolyn Reinach Wolf

What are we waiting for? We know the issues, the studies, the conversations and the best practices. Let's bring those together now. Waiting any longer hasn't worked.

Creating Dialog on Approaches for 'Psychosis' in New Jersey

Ron Unger | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Unger

What would happen if professionals opened their minds about the nature of madness? What new possibilities might be created if they questioned labels ...

A Must-Read for Mental Health Policy Makers: The New Edition of Mental Health and Social Policy

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

For many years the prior editions, written by David Mechanic alone, have been the standard text for students of mental health policy. This edition promises to continue to be the standard text because it provides so much information and insight so clearly and briefly.

The Need for Mental Health System Reform

Elizabeth H. Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth H. Bradley

Americans have generally come to terms with the fact that their health care system is somewhat broken, but it is time to face the fact that our mental health system is downright 'busted."