We interviewed Dr. Robert E. Drake, co-developer of the supported employment model Individual Placement and Support (IPS), before COVID-19 hit, with absolutely no idea what was in store for us. A global pandemic that, for many people, has impacted day-to-day life. In April, unemployment in the U.S. spiked to 14.7%.
“The barrier of loneliness: the palpable, desperate need of the human animal to be with his fellow man. Up there … is an enemy known as isolation.”
The Washington Post recently shared the quote above from a 1959 Twilight Zone episode that explored the impacts of a man being all alone.
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