Dr. Sharon Hoover says we can’t talk about kids in crisis without discussing schools as part of the equation because it’s where kids spend most of their time other than at home. Instead of turning to a discipline response, many school districts are responding to emotional and behavioral incidents with
Staff Sgt. Charles F. Pugsley says it reinforces stigma when the military says it’s okay to ask for help, but it’s not. He says the contradiction is worse than the days when soldiers just weren’t supposed to talk about mental health because there wasn’t any ambiguity.
NASMHPD responds to the uptick in the news correlating gun violence with mental illness and highlights that everyone deserves a comprehensive crisis system.
House of Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Chris Stewart (R-UT), Seth Moulton (D-MA), and Greg Gianforte (R-MT) introduced the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act.
Kim Sanders on how Grafton Integrated Health Network transformed from an example of what-not-to-do into an innovator that developed Ukeru Systems, a model of care that reduces and works to eliminate restraint and seclusion.
Developed by Crisis Now, the 'It’s Been a Bad Day' video goes through the divergent paths people experience in the United States when having a mental health crisis as opposed to a medical one.
On December 3rd, 1999, Dr. Loice Swisher’s life changed forever when doctors diagnosed her five-year-old daughter with a pediatric brain tumor. Today, she's working to spark conversation on doctors' occupational suicide risk.
The Voice of San Diego reported that the county, like many communities, is facing a behavioral health care crisis with patients sometimes waiting days in the emergency department for psychiatric care. Once stabilized, people are discharged where they wait yet again for continued care.
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