Posted on June 13, 2016 by Webtypo
This June 9, 2016 article found on the Medical Xpress website talks about some of the assumptions made regarding minorities and behavioral health treatment and explains some of the things that could be done to improve the situation so that minorities receive equal care comparable to what is received by other populations.
Filed under: Addiction, Advocacy and Awareness, Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Minorities, Minority Mental Health Awareness, Treatment and Support, United States, Whole health | Tagged: addiction, addiction treatment, Behavioral Health care for Minorities, Mental Health, Mental health among Minorities, Mental Health Care for Minorities, Mental Illness, mental wellness, Minorities, minority, minority groups, Minority Mental Health, Minority Mental Health Care, minority populations, Research, research assumptions, research assumptions about Miniorities, treatment | Comments Off on “Faulty assumptions behind persistent racial/ethnic disparities in behavioral health care”
Posted on April 30, 2016 by Webtypo
This April 22, 2016 HealthDayNews article found on the Philly.com website talks about a proposal by the FDA to ban the use of shock devices used for treating self-harm. Most people these devices are used on have an Intellectual Disability and the FDA thinks about 30 to 40 people in a single facility who are being “treated” with these devices. Some of the side effects of these devices include skin irritation or burns, and shocking if the device malfunctions but no self-harm is occurring.
Filed under: Abuse prevention, Advocacy and Awareness, Depression, Physical abuse prevention, Self-injury, Treatment and Support | Tagged: fda, FDA Proposed Ban, self harm, self-harm shock devices, self-harm treatment, Self-injury, shock devices, treatment | Comments Off on “FDA Proposes Ban on ‘Shock’ Device Used to Curb Self-Harm”
Posted on February 23, 2016 by Webtypo
This February 17, 2016 article talks about First Lady, Michelle Obama’s stance on Mental Health Care in the United States.
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Anti-stigma, FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged: Anti-stigma, First Lady of the United States, FLOTUS, Mental Health, mental health care, Mental Illness, mentally ill, Michelle Obama, Stigma, treatment | Comments Off on “Michelle Obama takes stand on mental health in compelling op-ed”
Posted on November 10, 2015 by Webtypo
This blog post by Pete Early talks about the reasons some in Congress oppose Rep. Murphy’s mental health reform bill. Some reasons include civil rights issues among other issues.
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Inpatient, Involuntary, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Politics, Proposed bills, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: coersed treatment, coersion, forced choice, forced treatment, Mental Health, mental health reform bill, Mental Illness, mentally ill, Rep. Tim Murphy, Tim Murphy, treatment | Comments Off on “A Critic Says Murphy’s Bill Is Problematic: Explains Why Some In Congress Oppose It”
Posted on August 17, 2015 by Webtypo
This August 16, 2015 OpenMinds article talks about the shortage of mental health professionals across the country and offers some stats that help put the shortage into perspective.
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Posted on June 17, 2015 by Webtypo
This June 15, 2015 NewsOK article talks about the reality faced in Oklahoma because of a lack of mental health treatment facilities. While this is trying to raise awareness of the issue they have, I felt that it also could be a word of warning to us here in Pennsylvania as a reminder that if we keep underfunding our mental health system, facilities could close leaving us in a situation similar to what folks in Oklahoma are facing. The article also points out that being placed in handcuffs in the back of a police care when no crime has been committed is also very stigmatizing in itself, so could this also be viewed as something that we could learn from and maybe continue to work on decreasing the transporting of people with mental illnesses handcuffed in police cars.
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Anti-stigma, Inpatient, Mental Health, Mental health Transports, Oklahoma, Other, Other States, Treatment and Support | Tagged: mental health transports, mental health treatment, transport, transporting people with mental illnesses, treatment | Comments Off on “Mental health transport crises: Back of police car may not be best solution, experts say”
Posted on June 16, 2015 by Webtypo
This June 15, 2015 article on the LehighvalleyLive website talks about a new psychiatric unit being opened in Easton that hopes to fill a void by providing better access to emergency mental health care to the area
Filed under: Human Service Agencies, Inpatient, Involuntary, Lehigh Valley Area, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Treatment and Support, voluntary, Whole health | Tagged: behavioral Health, Mental Health, mental health facility, mental health hospitalization, mental health treatment, mental health treatment facility, mental health unit, Mental Illness, psychiatric treatment facility, psychiatric unit, psychiatric ward, treatment | Comments Off on “New $4 million behavioral health unit at Easton Hospital to fill a gap”