“Why the government misunderstands mental illness”

 

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Arizona visits MOC Ron Barber (Photo credit: Realtor Action Center)

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This May 13, 2014 article on The Morning Call website talks about two bills that have been proposed that would have an impact on the mental health community.  One bill is by Rep Tim Murphy and the second is by Rep. Ron Barber.

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“Psychiatry Embraces Patient-Centered Care”

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This January 29, 2014 article on the American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatric News website talks about the shift that is happening across the United States towards a patient centered method of treating people with mental illnesses.  Pat Deegan’s Common Ground is among the tools that are being used in this shift and showing great success.

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“Listening Is Latest Weapon In Fight Against Stigma”

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This January 31, 2014 article from the American Psychiatric Association found on their Psychiatric News website talks about an effort being made in New York city called the “I Will Listen” campaign which is attempting to decrease the stigma of mental illness.

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