Forbes: How Does A Pipeline Of New Treatments For Mental Health Combat Stigma?

Leading global experts have stated that a coordinated, diverse effort has the potential to reduce suicide, psychosis, and mental illness-related disability by 50% by 2030. However, the current level of unmet need in brain health is significant. There are many interventions that could be made today to address the gap; some of these require changes to healthcare systems or a shift …

Mental Health Colorado “scores” state lawmakers

Mental Health Colorado, a nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization that advocates for mental health, led the pack this year in releasing its scorecard May 21. Article by Faith Miller with the Colorado Springs Independent. Read the full article here. Read MHC’s Scorecard here.

Trump pardons Pat Nolan, former GOP lawmaker taken down in FBI’s ‘Shrimpscam’ probe

President Trump has pardoned Pat Nolan, a former Republican state legislative leader who spent years in prison after being convicted in the “Shrimpscam” FBI sting in the 1990s and later became a high-profile conservative apostle for criminal justice reform. Reached by phone Wednesday evening, Nolan said he was “obviously very grateful.” “I had hoped to get one, but actually I’m really hopeful …

Think you need mental health care? Here’s a place to start

Seeking mental health treatment may seem like an intimidating, confusing process at first. However, it is possible. And this guide can help you get started. Half of all adults in the U.S. will experience a mental illness at some point in their life, but treatment options abound. From Minnesota Public Radio News. Read the full article/guide here.

Report: U.S. Incarceration Falls to 20-Year Low

The share of the adult population in prison has fallen to its lowest point since 1997, a new report released in April 2019 by the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows. To be sure, the United States does lead the world in per capita incarceration (although such counts tend to ignore political or religious prisoners, like the more than 100,000 Uyghurs likely being held in prison …

Giving ex-convicts healthcare helps all of us

The Transitions Clinic Network, founded by Yale Associate Professor Emily Wang manages the specific needs of patients with chronic illnesses on their release from prison, help improve their health outcomes, and facilitate their reintegration to the community. The program links people released from prison who have chronic illnesses with community health workers who also have a history of incarceration. They …

Los Angeles chooses mental health treatment over jail

by Dr. Terry A. Kupers Written for SF Chronicle. “Mental health jails” have been proposed in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties, and elsewhere. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted to fund the sheriff’s new mental health jail, and Alameda County is in the process of building a new mental health jail at Santa Rita Jail. But in Los Angeles, an …