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.
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.
Victor Armstrong talks about implicit bias and its impact during mental health crisis. He says when examining implicit bias, and the trajectory of people in crisis, experts can’t ignore how and when a person of color enters the system.
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
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.