Category Archives: Educational

PsychOdyssey Comments on NJ’s Comprehensive Waiver Demonstration Application

As part of its ongoing advocacy work, PsychOdyssey on Friday submitted its comments regarding a State of New Jersey application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The application is for permission to extend by another 5 years its current … Continue reading

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On Capital Hill, VA State Sen. Craig Deeds Vocalizes Family Frustrations Felt Everywhere

In a powerful testimony before Congress, Virginia State Representative Craig Deeds laments the desperate state of the public mental health system and its deleterious effects on families of loved ones in the maelstrom. Senator Deeds is the father of Gus … Continue reading

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New at “Watch…”: Mental Illness On Trial

Mental health care? For too many, what actually occurs is mental illness criminalization. How could this be? A new video from The Treatment Advocacy Center, called Mental Illness on Trial, explains how. In 1963, President Kennedy signed  The Community Mental … Continue reading

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NJ’s Supportive Housing Association’s Excellent Op-Ed, and Psychodyssey’s Response in Support

The New Jersey Supportive Housing Association is a leading crusader in the Garden State for more and better supportive housing especially for those with psychiatric and developmental disabilities. Its energetic, impassioned, and very effective executive director is Ms. Gail Levinson. Gail recently … Continue reading

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Telepsychiatry: The New Wave for the Underserved

Two weeks ago PsychOdyssey attended a talk at NAMI New York Metro about telepsychiatry, a new and fast developing field in psychiatry. The presenter was Mr. Samir Malik, Co-Founder and CEO of 1DocWay, a fascinating start-up telepsychiatry technology company. Lack … Continue reading

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New at “Read…”: Meds Made Elizabeth “Sick”: A Theatrical Review

At last month’s New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association annual conference, PsychOdyssey’s Tom Pyle witnessed an incredible performance. The keynote speaker was actress/activist Elizabeth Kenny. Instead of a speech, she presented a one-woman play. Titled Sick, the drama was about her own … Continue reading

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New at “Research…”: The State of Mental Health in America 2015

For many years, Mental Health America has wanted to identify a common set of data indicators for mental health that would give a more complete picture of mental health status in America. As both the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity … Continue reading

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“Public Finance 101”: PsychOdyssey Explains PsyR Funding in New Jersey

Last Thursday, PsychOdyssey’s Tom Pyle led a workshop at the 2015 annual conference of the New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, of which Tom is also a board member. Entitled “Show Me The Money: PsyR Public Finance 101”, Tom explained the specific … Continue reading

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Remembering John Nash, the “Six Dollar Man” with Schizophrenia Who Won The Nobel Prize

Nobel Laureate John Forbes Nash, Jr. was tragically killed last June in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. On October 24 in Princeton, NJ, the extraordinary life of John Nash, including his many lost years in the maelstrom … Continue reading

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New at Link… National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities

For families in the maelstrom, a critical recovery concept is hope. For Christian families in the maelstrom, hope is a matter faith, deriving from suffering.[1]  For Catholic families in the maelstrom, there is a specificly Catholic ministry resource: The National … Continue reading

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