Why should behavioral health care be any different?

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Most doctors are trained to locate the source of their patients’ ailments and to cure them using modern medical technology and pharmaceuticals... Read more

Are you depressed? (I was.)

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The numbers are astounding. One in five American adults experience mental illness. One in five children ages 13-18 have, or will have, a... Read more

Stopping the revolving prison door for the mentally ill

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A young man is released from prison after serving 10 years for assault. But he has only a few days’ supply of a prescription for his... Read more

How committed are we to improving our nation’s mental health?

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In this season of New Year’s resolutions, perhaps we should resolve to improve things for the nearly 20% of Americans who experience... Read more

Philadelphia succeeds without 'asylums'

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This is one in a mini-series of posts about the state of mental health care in America, and how to fix it. As far as health issues go, matters... Read more

Psychiatric patients aren’t the only ones in need of “asylum”

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This is one in a mini-series of posts exploring the state of mental health care in America, and how to fix it. You may not know it, but there’s... Read more

Housing, not asylums

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This is one in a mini-series of posts exploring the state of mental health care in America, and how to fix it. In the January issue of the... Read more

'Asylums' vs. failed community care: a false choice for the severely mentally ill

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This is the second in a mini-series of posts–responses to a controversial essay by University of Pennsylvania bioethicists titled “Improving... Read more