mental health reform

What can we do if our access to physical and mental health care becomes restricted, limited, and even more complicated to access?
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."
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.
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.
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.
Mental illness is a big driver of Medicaid costs because it is twice as prevalent among beneficiaries of the public insurance
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.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in college students. Recent headlines have shed light on the enduring question: Are universities doing enough?
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.
What would happen if professionals opened their minds about the nature of madness? What new possibilities might be created
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.
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."