Katrina Brees talks about stigma and access to lethal means. On June 26th, 2018, her mother left home and didn’t come back. Brees says her mother had an infectious personality; she also struggled with Bipolar Disorder.
Doris Fuller says the Queuing Model illustrates that little changes can have a big impact, getting stakeholders to examine problems from a mathematically-based perspective and ask, ‘If we divert and cut forensic bed waits, how much money does that save the state? The savings are staggering, and these changes would
Judge Leifman chats about diversion programs and how judges are well-positioned to bring about critical change in mental health. Nineteen years ago, Judge Steven Leifman had an experience that forever altered his perception.
Stuart Gordon, J.D. says it’s time that mental health move upstream, allowing people to get the services they need far earlier. “What we are experiencing in mental health is like the parable of babies in the river. We focus on pulling babies out of the river, but no one is
‘The Forgotten Survivors’ Author, Shannon Jaccard, says it was only after her brother, Jeff, was killed during inpatient hospitalization that she realized when staff mentioned he was having a bad day, it meant they had put him in seclusion and restraints. She says siblings need to be part of the
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