About Mental Health
Check out this excellent op ed in today’s (July 8, 2016) SF Chronicle by Jennifer K. Johnson, San Francisco’s Deputy Public Defender, who helped form and shape the City’s Behavioral Health Court
She is urging the creation of a Behavioral Health Justice Center, “centralized system of behavioral health care in a facility dedicated to and designed specifically for those in the criminal justice system. Beyond just centralizing services, we envision a...read more
Companies join together to develop workplace culture of understanding around mental illness ARLINGTON, Va., July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) launched Stigmafree Company, a...read more
There's something that really bothers Stanford psychiatry professor Keith Humphreys. When he thinks of all the years he has spent training the next generation of psychiatrists, the enormous investment in medical school and residency, he wants those doctors to devote...read more
A person is seen sleeping on the ground at Civic Center Plaza in front of City Hall in San Francisco, CA, Thursday, January 9, 2014. (Michael Short/Special to the San Francisco Chronicle) By Kevin Fagan San Francisco Chronicle June 27, 2016 Share Fifty years ago, the...read more
Mental Health & Function: Encounters with nearby nature help alleviate mental fatigue by relaxing and restoring the mind.
Within built environments parks and green spaces are settings for cognitive respite, as they encourage social interaction and de-stressing through exercise or conversation, and provide calming settings. Having quality landscaping and vegetation in and around the...read more
According to a new report, more than 750,000 people with disabilities are currently imprisoned in the United States. Advocates say that children born with physical or intellectual disabilities are far more likely to end up in prison than their able-bodied peers, due...read more
The news often portrays people with psychiatric disorders as a danger to others, when suicide is the much greater risk. After a shooting, once the dust has settled, and the initial shock and panic has abated somewhat, fearful minds begin to cast about for...read more
Earlier this school year, Brock Allen Turner stripped, fingered, mounted, and humped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford University. Earlier this school year, my 11-year-old got her first cell phone. A few months later, the phone rang and a young boy...read more
More than 43 million Americans have mental health conditions, but a 2014 survey found that over half of those who felt they needed help never got it. In recent years insurers have increasingly been required to include mental health coverage in their plans, yet even...read more
This is a story about my mentally challenged dog named Stanley. I know this sounds strange. Please just hear me out.
Don't worry, he is still very much alive. 5 years ago, we adopted Stanley from Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid-Florida, Inc. He was already year old at the time. The rescue company did not have any information about his previous owner or why they surrendered him. The...read more