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DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DJ Jaffe

Anyone who's been reading the papers (or me) knows that the term 'mental illness' has now lost all meaning. As the psychiatric/pharmaceutical/healthca...

Treat dangerous schizophrenia, the same way we treat TB.

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

According to Amenoma Hartocollis of the New York Times, New York City tightened their rules for monitoring discharged patients with tuberculosis becau...

Homelessness Myth #8: One Size Fits All

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

As homelessness in the United States increased dramatically, some social service agencies created short-term homeless emergency shelters and transitional housing facilities to house homeless people.

Hey, Andrew Cuomo: Eliminate the NYS Office of Mental Health

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
DJ Jaffe

Dear Andrew: Your "Action Plan" rightfully bemoans the "ever proliferating tangle of boards, commissions, councils, departments, divisions, offices, ...

New Report: It's Now a Crime to be Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

A report in today's USA Today by the nation's most reputable mental illness researcher, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey shows that in the United States, you are ...

Pentagon Shooting Proves APA Has a Lot to Learn About Mental Illness

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

It is well known to parents of people with schizophrenia and bipolar, that when their loved ones are off medications, they can deteriorate to the point where they don't even know they're sick.

Mental Health Parity: Obama Style

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

I'm happy the Obama Administration is telling group insurers to stop discrimination against the mentally ill. Now I wish they were listening to what they are saying.

China: Mentally Ill People Murdered, Used In Extortion Of Mine Owners

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Police have arrested nine people in southwest China suspected of trafficking mentally ill people to be murdered in mines across the co...

Maurice Clemmons: Mental Illness Does Cause Violence

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

Maurice Clemmons is now dead. But treatment for his illness would have been better for all. We have to stop denying violence and start treating it.

Sharon Dunas: Warrior And Angel For The Mentally Ill

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

If the stigma attached to mental illness is going to end any time soon, it will be because of people like Sharon Dunas, president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness for the Westside of Los Angeles.

Meds can Reduce Homelessness but the Homeless (and Advocates) Don't Get It.

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DJ Jaffe

It's time for advocates to stop denying the role of untreated mental illness in causing homelessness. Treatment may not be a magic pill, but it's the closest thing we have.

Health Care Reform Keeps Mentally Ill Uninsured

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

The largest and neediest group of uninsured Americans could very well be those with mental illness. If Obama really believes in equal health care for all, he should bring this population into the health reform fold.

Iran Leader: Bush Acts Like Someone Who Is Menatally Ill

Jpost.com | AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

US President George W. Bush and his advisors act like mentally ill people, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday. "Look at behavi...

Sandbags and Machine Guns At Wal-Mart

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Al Norman

Wal-Mart took another bullet this week -- fired from its own gun.