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Mental Healthcare

Why We Need a More Diverse Mental Healthcare System

Nicholas Covino | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices
Nicholas Covino

We have a crisis in mental healthcare. More than 40 percent of our population is reluctant to access a system that feels unwelcoming, because they won't see people who look and sound like them.

The Costs of Not Caring: How to Fix Our Broken Mental Health Care System

Nicholas Covino | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Covino

To fix this broken system, we must acknowledge the inexorable link between mental and physical health.

Engineering the Future of Mental Health Care

Sheila Hamilton | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheila Hamilton

Mental health care lags behind traditional health care in its employment of standardized data, instant access to vital information about patients, and consistent care for people in crisis. The system is so fragmented and chaotic.

Psychotherapy: Increasing in Poor Countries, Decreasing in the United States

Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D.

The increased use of psychotherapy in low-income countries has been based on evidence for its effectiveness for depression, the most prevalent of the mental conditions and one that produces great emotional and economic burden.

The Gift Horse of Mental Health Funding

Kenneth J. Dudek | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Kenneth J. Dudek

Discussing mental health funding in the context of gun violence legislation erroneously transforms a public health issue into a public safety issue. Once again, people with serious mental illness get the blame.

Alana Horowitz Satlin

Republican Support Of Mental Health Care Has Dubious Roots | Alana Horowitz Satlin | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Last month, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill designed to improve mental health care in the United States in light of the recent mass s...

Alana Horowitz Satlin

America's Mental Health Crisis | Alana Horowitz Satlin | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

On Feb. 9, 1844, the governor of Missouri ate breakfast, went to his office and locked the door. Then he shot himself with a rifle. Thomas Reynolds’...

The NRA and the USA

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Regarding the role of the National Rifle Association in a nation that has witnessed far too many killings of far too many innocents, in a nation with far too many of the kind of weapons that are best left to Navy SEALs killing enemy terrorists, I write today to reach out.

Hickenlooper Asks For Mental Health Care Expansion

Posted 12.18.2012 | Denver

Colorado's Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper announced an $18.5 million plan Tuesday to expand the state's mental health services in response to r...

Top 10 Things Gun Lovers Don't Need To Fear

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 02.17.2013 | Crime
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Frankly, we don't care about your guns, don't want your guns, have no interest in confiscating all your guns. When we say we want "sensible gun controls," that's what we mean.

Recognizing Mental Health as Public Health

Neal L. Cohen, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal L. Cohen, M.D.

While 21st century approaches to public health have increasingly focused on healthy living with diet, exercise, smoking cessation, and access to preventive health care, there is a growing evidence base to incorporate mental health into our nation's public health agenda.

Making Therapy Affordable: The Open Path Psychotherapy Collective

Paul Fugelsang | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Fugelsang

What if psychologists, psychotherapists, and social workers working privately could band together on the Internet -- and make themselves available for low-cost sessions in their local area?