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Building on Arthur Evans' legacy: next steps for behavioral health in Philadelphia
Thu, Feb 9, 2017, 6:30 AM
Dr. Arthur C. Evans steps down Friday after 12 years as commissioner of the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility...
A mental health model of incarceration
Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 6:30 AM
Thomas J. Dart, sheriff of Cook County, Ill.—and overseer of what he says is the nation’s largest jail—believes that posterity...
Why should behavioral health care be any different?
Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 6:30 AM
Most doctors are trained to locate the source of their patients’ ailments and to cure them using modern medical technology and pharmaceuticals...
Are you depressed? (I was.)
Fri, May 27, 2016, 6:30 AM
The numbers are astounding. One in five American adults experience mental illness. One in five children ages 13-18 have, or will have, a...
Stopping the revolving prison door for the mentally ill
Tue, May 10, 2016, 6:30 AM
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...
How committed are we to improving our nation’s mental health?
Tue, Jan 12, 2016, 6:30 AM
In this season of New Year’s resolutions, perhaps we should resolve to improve things for the nearly 20% of Americans who experience...
Philadelphia succeeds without 'asylums'
Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 6:30 AM
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...
Psychiatric patients aren’t the only ones in need of “asylum”
Tue, Mar 31, 2015, 9:58 AM
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...
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