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
Shelby Rowe says the mental health community needs to work together to alter the perception of mental illness not only in the general population but also within the very community designed to treat it.
In the mid-90s, brewing was a tug-of-war between clinicians and managed care over who got to determine what was best for clients. Dr. Wesley Sowers’ answer was to design LOCUS, a comprehensive system that focused on seven assessment dimensions. Dr. Sowers never anticipated it would work so well and has
Regardless of religion, says Dr. Moore, faith leaders must understand that their role is to provide comfort during adversity and not discriminate between people with a physical illness, such as cancer or heart disease, versus an emotional one.
Zero Suicide Healthcare & Crisis Now Co-founders Michael F. Hogan, PhD, and David W. Covington, LPC, MBA, wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today urging the agency to use 6-1-1 for mental health and suicide crisis. They state that just as it’s unimaginable 9-1-1 would share its
David W. Covington, LPC, MBA, RI International CEO & President, responded to the policy debate in the January issue of Psychiatric Services on Medicaid’s IMD exclusion rule with a letter to the editor. He writes that he supports an IMD waiver as a transitional step to help communities evolve a
Letter to the Editor | Becky Stoll says we need a dedicated N11 solely for mental health and suicide crisis. Adding this responsibility to either 211 or 911 would create confusion, unnecessarily delays, and inadequate response during people’s most challenging moments. It would also hinder public messaging.