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[Sponsor Tom's walk with a donation here.] Join PsychOdyssey in supporting NAMI Mercer’s 2013 walk! Here’s an invitation from PsychOdyssey’s Tom Pyle: Five years ago, mental illness nearly sank my family. Good thing we found NAMI Mercer early. NAMI gave us … Continue reading
Madonna, gazillionaire hitmaker, lives large in London. Madonna’s brother, Anthony Ciccone, alcoholic homeless man, lives under under a bridge in Michigan. Brother Anthony says that his sister has abandoned him because of his addiction… For the family of a loved … Continue reading
As the country begins the massive reform of healthcare with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, New Jersey is doing pioneering work with a Medicaid demonstration project of an Accountable Care Organization. The ACO is active in Camden, Trenton, … Continue reading
The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems advocates for behavioral health and represents provider systems that are committed to the delivery of responsive, accountable, and clinically effective prevention, treatment and care for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with mental … Continue reading
The mission of the Amercian Association of Community Psychiatrists is to encourage, equip, and empower community and public psychiatrists to develop and implement policies and high-quality practices that promote individual, family and community resilience and recovery. See AACP’s website here. … Continue reading
“As a family member navigating the maelstrom of a loved one’s serious mental illness, I have become highly attuned to the deficiencies of the public mental health system. As an older executive from banking, business, and nonprofit management now back … Continue reading
Today when we speak about the American health care system, everyone talks about how we must “bend the cost curve” downward. Ironically, behavioral health leaders are also chanting this mantra, even though this approach in reality will surely compromise the … Continue reading
The Affordable Care Act requires that health insurance exchanges be in place and operating by 2014. The exchanges will be online marketplaces for individuals seeking coverage who are not already covered by plans at their places of employment. Navigating these … Continue reading
World renown business strategist Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School presents to an audience at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. His topic is how to reform the health care system to improve results for … Continue reading
Where is health care going? What might families in the maelstrom need to know about the megatrends in broader health care, and by inference in mental health? The online journal MedCity News has an interesting report from Deloitte’s Center for … Continue reading