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Challenging Multicultural Disparities In Mental Health

August 3, 2017

July 10, 2017 | By Elena Schatell As the racial demographic of the U.S. continues to shift, the mental health field faces the challenge of creating equal, culturally sensitive services for all. Many people are unable to attain their highest level of mental wellness for several reasons, and the culture of mental health is just more »

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Solving mental health challenges starts with us

July 8, 2017 | By Gina Drosos Gina Drosos is president of Mason-based Assurex Health, a subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc. When I ask friends, neighbors, colleagues or even groups I speak to if they know someone struggling with a mental health condition, nearly everyone answers, “Yes!” And that makes perfect sense. One in five more »

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Jails finally offer drug treatment, but is it the right kind?

July 9, 2017 | By Terry DeMio Inmates with heroin addiction can be more likely to die within days of leaving lockup than if they stayed on the streets. That’s why addiction specialists are calling for jails and prisons to provide medication-assisted treatment to this vulnerable population. It took until 2016, but six of seven more »

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An Invisible Illness is Still an Illness

June 8, 2017

May 22, 2017 | By Kevin Grimm When I was eleven years old, I walked through a plate glass window. There was a lot of blood, and I was rushed to the nearest hospital, panic-stricken, with a wound on my leg and another on my face. My mother was concerned that the rather superficial wound more »

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At 87, mental-health advocate Ingrid Silvian still offers hope

May 30, 2107 | By Rita Price After so many years and so much heartache, no one could blame 87-year-old Ingrid Silvian for stepping away from the fight. “But how do you do that?” she asked. “How do you quit being a mom? You can’t.” Silvian pushes forward, her dedication to advocacy for the mentally more »

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