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Please stop talking about us.

November 7, 2017

Whenever there is a national mass shooting, it’s only a matter of time before the media begins to link mental illness with gun violence. It’s a really enticing argument: not only is it a simple explanation to a complex problem, but it provides explanation about an illness that is often misunderstood and largely ignored. Here’s more »

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Stigmatizing Media Portrayals: What Can We Do?

November 3, 2017

October 23, 2017 | By Emma Frankham The media often reports on individuals with mental illness. However, little is known about how accurately the media portrays these individuals. Are journalists getting mental illness “right?” It seems the answer is no. I analyzed news reports about individuals with mental illness who were killed by police during 2015 and 2016 and more »

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Mental Health On Capitol Hill Update

This summer, with the help of your advocacy, we defeated Congress’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. And just a few weeks ago, we fought back again against the dangerous Graham-Cassidy health reform bill. Now, the White House has announced plans that would make significant changes to mental health coverage. Meanwhile, congressional more »

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How the U.S. Army Redesigned Its Mental Health System

November 1, 2017

October 16, 2017 | By Jayakanth Srinivasan, Christopher G. Ivany, Dennis Sarmiento, Jonathan Woodson Leaders in today’s complex health care systems need better processes and systems for aligning day-to-day, clinical-care activities with the strategic goals of their organizations. The U.S. Army has accrued valuable experience in this area over the last decade through the design more »

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For 11-year-old in ER, The Wait for a Psych Bed is 10 Days

October 17, 2017 | By Taylor Knopf Calling the police to escort his 11-year-old son to the emergency department was one of the hardest decisions Michael Harrison ever had to make. Liam has autism. His tantrums have become more frequent and violent in recent months. On Friday, Oct. 6, Harrison got an urgent call from more »

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