November 28, 2012
Active Minds, is a non-profit dedicated to creating a world where no person dies by suicide, and every person who struggles with their mental health gets the support he or she needs. As a leading voice in the mental health movement, Active Minds has been selected as one of 25 charities in the race to win $1,000,000 through the American...[read more]
October 29, 2012
It is the expressed opinion by many that behavioral healthcare remains a fragmented and uneven system of care for individuals experiencing serious and persistent mental illness – both for adults and children-despite the best intentions of those of us in the field to make it more functional. Funding has been insufficient to meet the range and severity of behavioral...[read more]
September 26, 2012
Though the Affordable Health Care Act is controversial, we felt it was important to point out the significant benefits people with a mental illness will now have. This article does not represent a position on the legislation.
It can be difficult for people with a mental illness to find affordable, quality insurance coverage. Estimates show that one-fifth to one-third of...[read more]
May 24, 2011
At Hopewell, we take every opportunity to educate both our residents and their loved ones about mental health. Some of the coping mechanisms we provide are Cognitive Behavior Therapy (talk therapy focused on the "here and now'"), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (based on Buddhist meditative practice), as well as equine, art and nature therapies all based in a therapeutic community.
Unfortunately, mental...[read more]
January 19, 2011
The "Minds on the Edge" seminar airing on many public broadcasting stations, explores the public policy dilemmas facing some people with mental illness and the communities in which they live.
Follow this link to check it out! http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/jan-june11/mentalhealth_01-18.html>