Erica Chestnut-Ramirez says mobile crisis is person-centered and therapeutic and has a high stabilization rate. “That means we can keep people in the community, and they don’t have to go to higher level, higher-cost services.”
Weaving connections of support for her clients has been a primary driver for Alejandra Salinas. Not only because she feels it’s the right approach, but also because growing up, she experienced and witnessed the consequences of a fractured, siloed care system.
On June 27, 2019, the state of New Jersey launched a Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) Registry, giving anytime access to people in the state who want to participate. Project Manager Lynne Alexander shares how it developed.
Dr. Ira Katz says VA study shows patients at high risk for premature mortality after discharge from psychiatric hospitalization, especially in the first one to three months after release. A disproportionate number of deaths were from external causes not categorized as suicide.
Kevin Hines altered the field of mental health by shattering the misconception that people intent on dying by suicide don't experience ambivalence. He and Margaret Hines say it’s time for the field to change yet again: this time over the narrative of recovery and ensuring that people with lived experience
After a unanimous vote, the FCC begins the process to formally make 988 the nationwide number for mental health and suicide crisis. The word that comes to mind for many after hearing the decision is parity.
Barbara Stanley, Ph.D., a professor at Columbia University and director of the suicide prevention training program at New York State Psychiatric Institute, says Safety Planning Intervention only takes about 45 minutes and has the potential to save someone’s life.