Articles containing: parity

We’re All Connected: What To Think About On World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2017


Today is World Mental Health Day.

I often find these kinds of distinctions a bit troublesome.

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John Oliver On Mental Health

May 12, 2017


In the clip above from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver masterfully speaks to the serious misunderstandings and poor care associated with mental illness in the U.S. today.

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Nicole’s Story: Anorexia Nervosa And Access To Care

February 28, 2017

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This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

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Decreased Stigma Of Mental Illness Among The American Public – But Not Among Clinicians

May 10, 2016


Let’s talk about stigma and psychiatry.

I know.


You’ve heard all this before. We never seem to stop, you’re thinking, with our worried hand-wringing about the pernicious and dangerous biases that relentlessly dog psychiatric illness and especially those who suffer from psychiatry syndromes.

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The Crisis In Pediatric Psychiatric Emergency Rooms

July 28, 2015

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Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.

How busy are psychiatric emergency rooms?

Listen to the podcast above.

Psychiatric emergency rooms are busier than you can imagine—unless you’ve been stuck in one.

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: A Letter From Dr. Beresin

May 7, 2015


Today, May 7, 2015, we celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

I say “celebrate” because we all need to rejoice in a child’s mental health.

We also need to be aware that no individual or family is untouched by mental illness. Despite ongoing and pervasive stigma, the facts speak for themselves.

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Navigating “The System”

March 20, 2015


I’m going to try to describe how hard it is for families to navigate the mental health care system in the United States. In fact, even the term “system” is problematic here.

“System” implies a functional set of predictable circumstances that help to guide us through complex processes.

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