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Is Disaster Mental Health Helpful? Revisiting the Response to the Sandy Hook School Shooting

James Halpern, Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
James Halpern, Ph.D.

I was one of a small group of volunteer Red Cross mental health professionals dispatched to Sandy Hook immediately after the shootings. We sought to both offer a compassionate presence and more direct counsel. But the practice of early mental health response to tragedy and disaster remains controversial.

America's Mental Health Challenge

Elizabeth H. Bradley | Posted 12.20.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth H. Bradley

Although rarely included in the public discourse regarding health reform, stories like James Holmes' reflect the ways in which our faltering health care system is even more problematic when it comes to mental health.