Please take a moment and send a message to Senate today! The Senate is discussing health reform and may take action soon. They have a decision to make: protect mental health care or make devastating cuts to Medicaid. Medicaid is the foundation of our community mental health system. It is the main provider of mental more
June 2017 News Listing
The Smartphone Psychiatrist Frustrated by the failures in his field, Tom Insel, a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health, is now trying to reduce the world’s anguish through the devices in people’s pockets.
Sometime around 2010, about two-thirds of the way through his 13 years at the helm of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)—the world’s largest mental-health research institution—Tom Insel started speaking with unusual frankness about how both psychiatry and his own institute were failing to help the mentally ill. Insel, runner-trim, quietly alert, and constitutionally more
SAN JOSE — Three Santa Clara County jail guards were found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder in the fatal beating of a mentally ill inmate nearly two years ago, winding up a closely watched case that continues to spark calls for reform. The jury deadlocked on charges the guards assaulted another mentally ill inmate earlier more
The actress didn’t find happiness until her fourth marriage. Patty Duke was once the poster child for troubled former child stars. Known as much for her turbulent love life as she was for her award-winning acting, Duke was set on a destructive course. The late actress, known as “Anna” to family and friends, had a more
UCLA researchers discovered that individuals with certain brain structures and genetics are at a higher risk of autism and schizophrenia. The researchers found that certain chromosomal abnormalities can increase individuals’ risk of schizophrenia and autism. These findings could help explain the biology behind these neuropsychiatric disorders and help researchers understand their causes at a cellular more