Monthly Archives: January 2012

New Article: Up To One In Four Incarcerations Should Be Prevented

The scandal of preventable incarceration of individuals with psychiatric disabilities continues to careen of out of control. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that 20% of all prisoners, about 550,000 individuals suffer from a severe mental illness. With the number of … Continue reading

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New Tab: “Schedule…”

Various behavioral healthcare sites maintain schedules and calendars of events, trainings, and meetings within the sector. Today PsychOdyssey begins a new tab to catalogue them for easy reference. To view PsychOdyssey’s new “Schedule…” tab, click here.

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New Link: Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care

An exciting new force in mental health has  been born. The brainchild of Virgil Stucker, Executive Director of CooperRiis and veteran behavioral health leader, the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care will promote better mental health outcomes through the … Continue reading

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New Video: Dr. Robert Michels: The Next 100 Years In Psychiatry

Robert Michels, M.D., is a Walsh McDermott University Professor of Medicine, and University Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he was formerly Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Dean and Provost for Medical Affairs.Last … Continue reading

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Doctors Going Broke?

A new article from CNN Money tells a worrisome tale. More doctors are going broke. Doctors in private practice, which number nearly half of all physicians, can’t seem to sustain their practices in today’s operating environment. Many cite Medicare cuts … Continue reading

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New Course: Medicaid, Medicare, and the Dual Eligible

Those with psychiatric disabilities who are beneficiaries of both Medicare and Medicaid are part of a cohort of 8 million Americans called “dual eligibles”. With epic changes afoot in Medicare and Medicaid, the physical health care service delivery system for … Continue reading

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