Megan Gleason, LCSW, is the metro Atlanta regional manager for the Behavioral Health Link (BHL) blended mobile crisis program, a 24-hour response service that covers the vast majority of Georgia counties. Earlier this year, she participated in the FBI Citizens Academy, a selective 6-8 week program that gives leaders a
A newly released Crisis Now infographic gives insight into the costs of an insufficient mental health crisis care system, showing there is more demand for ED and inpatient care when communities are without a robust crisis continuum. Dr. Mike Hogan, co-founder of Crisis Now, shares why.
‘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
Misha Kessler said when he experienced a mental health crisis, his therapist, his lifeline, was suddenly entirely inaccessible. In this interview, Kessler talks about the challenges students face getting the help and support they need on campus and highlights the danger of universities that reinforce mental health stigma by choosing
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