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Visionary Law Mandates Mental Health Education in NY Schools

There’s been an important and encouraging new development on the mental health front in New York State. A new law holds forth the promise that significantly greater numbers of New Yorkers will be seeking out the care they need –

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Posted in Depression, Parity, Stigma, mental health, Schools, Education

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

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

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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