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August 6, 2018

Coordination and Communication are Key to Improving Mental Health and Criminal Justice in America

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Mental health and criminal justice are a tangled mess in communities all across the country. Rather than supporting health from childhood through old age, our social systems show hardly any signs of understanding mental health at all. We...

May 29, 2018

Mental Health Awareness Month 2018


Where does culture end and the brain begin? The truth is, our culture simultaneously creates and is created by our brains. As the brain receives information from the environment, it creates linkages, pattern recognition, and meaning. We ...

May 24, 2018

A Criminal Past, an Unwritten Future

In the News

Their message to these young men was simple: “You may be locked up, but your mind can still be free.” Over time, what started as a book club transformed into a robust operation that supports D.C. men from the day they are arrested to...

May 24, 2018

Celebrities Highlight Mental Health Issues

In the News

As the stigma surrounding mental illness has declined in recent years, so has the reluctance many have had to discuss their own mental health issues, including celebrities. It’s become the new norm for stars to divulge vulnerabilities ...