Monthly Archives: June 2013

Stigma-busting: Taking On Governor Malloy of Connecticut

National Public Radio recently ran a piece on a new Connecticut law signed by Governor Daniel P. Malloy. The law requires automatic submission to a national database (The National Instant Background Check System of the FBI) of anyone who voluntarily … Continue reading

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New Video: “The Other Side” (marking the 50th Anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act)

The National Council of Community Behavioral Health has just issued a poignant five minute video, entitled “The Other Side”, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act of 1963.The video features several individuals with psychiatric disabilities, including … Continue reading

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New Video: TED Talk: Rethinking Charity

Families that have fallen into the maelstrom of mental illness depend on many services provided by non-profit organizations. In New Jersey, 120 non-profit community mental behavioral health agencies provide critical services on which their loved ones depend. Despite the epic … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Within Our Reach

Not so long ago, in 1947, psychiatric patients at Philadelphia State Hospital (and elsewhere) straggled, squatted, and sat like wretched zombies, naked in cold and empty wards, despoiled in their own incontinent filth, barely surviving conditions comparable to German concentration … Continue reading

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New at “Research…”: Medicaid

American health care stands in the crossroads of epic change, and Medicaid is right at the center of it all. Medicaid funds about two-thirds of all mental health care in the United States. The program has grown enormously since its … Continue reading

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New PsychOdyssey Research: Will Medicaid’s 3 Big Changes Improve Recoveries In New Jersey?

Today PsychOdyssey is pleased to announce the posting of its first major research paper, entitled Will Medicaid’s 3 Big Changes Improve Recoveries of Adults with Schizophrenia in New Jersey? This 64 page academic paper with 80 cited references analyzes the … Continue reading

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New PsychOdyssey Op-Ed: 10 Key Points About Violence and Mental Illness

John Monahan, CEO of Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare in Trenton, NJ, is a leader in New Jersey’s mental health field. He has written a fine editorial in his local Trenton Times, entitled “Mental Illness Should Not Be The Scapegoat For … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Healing The Broken Mind

Everyone who encounter the public mental health system knows it. Even a presidential commission declared it: America’s mental health delivery system is “in shambles” and needs dramatic reform. Of course this begs the question: how to reform it? The answer, … Continue reading

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