With proper treatment, people can realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life, work productively and meaningfully contribute to the world. Without mental health we cannot be fully healthy.
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN)A "huge and largely unreported problem" is happening in ERs across the nation, one expert says."The extent to which ERs are now flooded with patients with mental illness is unprecedented," said Dr. David R. Rubinow, chairman of the Department...read more
Struggling to get mental health assistance for their children, parents make the wrenching decision to give up custody
This story is from Kaiser Health News. By CHRISTINE HERMAN | KAISER HEALTH NEWS. When Toni and Jim Hoy adopted their son Daniel through the foster care system, he was an affectionate toddler. They did not plan to give him back to the state of Illinois, ever. “Danny...read more
One of the more intractable problems in mental health care is that nearly half of all those who would benefit from care don't receive it. Multiple barriers seem to be involved, including lack of insurance, lack of knowledge, and stigma. Racial and ethnic minorities...read more