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The Opioid Dens of Medicaid

Today’s post is by guest blogger, Robert Detor, LCSW, a member of the board of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.  The following column was submitted to the Wall Street Journal. Everyone needs to be constantly discriminating when reading

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Posted in Addiction, Affordable Care Act, Opioid

Seven ‘Dirty Words’ Words You Can’t Say About Healthcare

So…how are we now to tell people what’s good or bad mental health care? This past week, President Trump directed officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to cease using seven terms, including “diversity,” “vulnerable,” “science-based,” and

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Posted in CDC, Centers for Disease Control, health, mental health, Politics, Veterans, wellness

An Inspiring Day in Friendly Manitoba Province

My wife, Robin, and I spent Wednesday at a wonderful museum in Winnipeg: the Canadian Human Rights Museum. It was remarkable by its thorough and historical discussion of human rights abuses around the world, but also by its humble inclusion

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Posted in Canada, Canadian Human Rights Museum, Disabilities, Human Rights

When Your Problem is My Problem, Too: A Timely Flashback to the Road to Mental Health Parity

“I shouldn’t be forced to pay for your health problems and your family’s health problems” While many opponents perceive that the current health bills are popular among Conservative Republicans mainly because it paves the way for a huge tax benefits

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Posted in Affordable Care Act, mental health, Parity

Our New Health Policy in 140 Characters or Less

I was listening to a radio talk show early Friday morning after the Republican House and President celebrated the rapid passage of their version of repeal of the ACA. While the radio hosts missed the irony, the program cut to

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Posted in Affordable Care Act, health, mental health, Politics, wellness

Salve for the Sensibilities

I am a recovering news junkie…one who is struggling to stay on course in the current storm of political wrangling about social, economic, environmental, and overall  leadership issues. For many years, my home lifestyle included watching cable news and TV

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Posted in Addiction, Politics, Tension, Veterans

5,000 Miles Away . . . or From Another Planet?

I was teasing friends, families, and colleagues over the past two weeks that I couldn’t join them for any of the post-inaugural marches organized by our courageous and determined sister leaders as I had to be in Hawaii. While my

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Posted in Adversity, health, mental health, wellness
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