How Is Mental Health Care Failing American Patients?
Linda Girgis, MD | KevinMD
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 10 million people in the U.S. have a serious mental illness. Only a small fraction get the help they need.
Wait for Mental Health Treatment Can Take Months
Felice J. Freyer | Boston Globe
In Massachusetts, children, those in need of a psychiatrist, Medicaid patients and people who don’t speak English wait the longest for mental health care.
Mental Health Matters for Gun Violence Survivors
Noah Rue | The Doctor Weighs In
Slowly, as veterans come home from war and violent episodes in the U.S. persist, we may be recognizing that psychological first aid is essential, too.
An American Dilemma: Incarceration and the Mentally Ill
Irv Lichtenwald | HITinsight
Estimates are that 1 in 3 inmates at Cook County Jail suffer from a mental illness, making the Chicago jail the largest mental health facility in America.
How Emotional Health and Physical Health Alarms Differ
Ed Jones, PhD | Behavioral Healthcare Executive
It may actually be more straightforward to alter destructive emotional and mental patterns than to change behaviors related to physical challenges like diabetes.