Mental Health Policy and Practice

MH Policy for the 21st Century

  • A National Mental Health Advocacy Agenda (2017)   View
  • Fight Threats to Federal MH Funding (2017)   View
  • A National Mental Health Agenda (2016)   View
  • Speak Out To The Presidential Candidates  (2106)   View
  • Congressional MH Reform: Hope or Hype?  (2016)   View
  • Mental Health Systems Reform and the Workplace (2015)   View
  • The Complexity of American Mental Health Policy (2015)   View
  • Improving Mental Health Policy: No Simple Solution (2015)   View
  • Improving American Mental Health Policy (2015)   View
  • Mental Health: Past and Future (2014)  View
  • Improving MH System Requires Accurate History (2014)   View
  • Will Managed Care Advance Goals of Community MH? (2014)   View
  • MH Policy Debate in Medpage Today (2014)  View
  • Must-Read for MH Policy Makers: Review of MH and Social Policy (2013)   View
  • Gains of the Past Give Hope for the Future (2013)   View
  • Agenda for the 2nd Decade of the 21st Century (2009)   View
  • "Looking Back with Pride and Forward with Hope" (2010)   View

Advocacy Manual for MH

  • Speak Out (Revised 2011)   View

"Behavioral" Health

"Behavioral" Health: What A Difference A Word Makes   View

Child Mental Health

  • Beyond Systems of Care?  (2016)   View  
  • Raise The Age Of Criminal Responsibility in NYS (2014)   View
  • Address Children's Mental Health Needs (2002)   View
  • Reminiscence Child  Mental  Health  Policy  in New York State (2007)   View

Co-Occurring Disorders

  • Meeting Medical Needs of People with SMI: Will New Initiatives Work? (2012) View
  • Briefing Book Co-Ocurring Disorders (2007)   View
  • Co-Occurring Disorders Testimony (2003)   View

Creativity, Art, and Mental Health

  • Creativity and Well-Being Reprint (2014)   View
  • Creativity and Psychological Well-Being: NYSPA Keynote (2012)   View
  • Art Can Be Good For Mental Health (2012)   View
  • Art Helps People Live With Mental Illness (2012)   View
  • Creativity and Madness: Is There An Inherent Link? (2012)   View
  • Music and Living With Dementia (2012)   View
  • Creating and Helping: Key Ingredients of Aging Well (2011)   View

Depression

  • Depressed or Demoralized   View
  • You Can Be Depressed Without Being Sad   View

Economic Crisis

  • Mental Health In A Time Of Economic Crisis (2009)   View

Family Caregivers

  • Review of How We Got Barb Back (2012)   View

Finance and Managed Care

  • Medicaid and Mental Health: Why Neglecting MH Is Expensive (2011)   View
  • Medicare Could Be Worse (2005)   View
  • Reinvestment Requiem or Revival (2002)   View
  • Use Medicaid for Growth (2005)   View
  • Without Managed Care What's Next (2000)   View

Health Care Reform and Mental Health

  • Health Care Reform Benefits Americans With Behavioral Health Needs (2012) View
  • Supreme Court Decision Benefits People With Mental Illness (2012)  View
  • Mental Health In Health Care Reform (2011)   View
  • MH and the Presidential Candidates (2008)   View
  • MH in Health Reform (2009)   View
  • New York Times Letter (2007)   View
  • We Need A Sound Bite For Mental Health (2009)   View

History

  • Clifford Beers: The Origins of Modern Mental Health Policy (2002)   View

Hospitals

  • Beyond the Politics of Hospital Closures (2004)   View
  • Closing State Psychiatric Centers (2003)   View
  • Hospital Closure Commission (2006)   View

Housing

  • Housing For Older Adults With Psychiatric Disabilities (2014)  View
  • Housing Key To Closing The Mortality Gap (2011) View
  • Adult Homes A Crisis of Conscience (2002)   View
  • Make a Full Committment to Housing (2004)   View

Humor

  • Manual of Mishegas: Excerpt in The Tablet (2013)   View

Integrating Health and Mental Health

  • Integrated Care At Last? (2015)   View
  • "Mental Health Is Missing" (2010)  View
  • Physical and Mental Health Should Be a Shared Priority (2008)   View
  • Save  Money,  Save Lives (2007)   View

Internet

  • Internet Addiction: Public Health Crisis? (2011)   View

Kinship Care

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (2010)   View
  • Mental Health Needs in Kinship Care (2010)   View 

Lifestyle and Behavior Change

  • A Healthy Lifestyle Needs Motivation (2011)   View

Minority Mental Health

  • Barriers to Financing Cultural Competence (2004)   View

Mortality Gap

  • Housing Key To Closing The Mortality Gap (2011)   View
  • Schizophrenia,The Mortality Gap,and Suicide (2010)   View

New Freedom Commission

  • Mental Health System Not in Shambles-YET (2003)   View
  • President's Commission (2003)   View 

NYS Mental Health System

  • Overview of NYS's Mental Health System (2009)   View

NYS Budgets

  • 1992-93: Promise is Broken   View
  • 1997-8 MH Budget   View
  • 2000-2001 MH Budget   View
  • 2001-2 Continue to Improve Mental Health Services   View
  • 2003-4 Governor's Budget Request Needs Scrutiny   View

Parity

  • PARITY--We Need A Hero (2002)   View

Psychiatric Medications

  • Anti-Depressant Not Working? What's Next?   View
  • Is Sleep Medication Dangerous? (2012)  View
  • Don't Restrict Access To Psychiatric Medications (2003)   View

Rehabilitation

  • Behavioral Rehabilitation of Treatment Refractory Schizophrenia (2006)   View

Research

  • Service Systems Research Plan (1992)   View

Stress

  • Stress May Not Be Your Friend (2013)   View

Stigma

  • Estigma (Spanish) (2006)   View
  • Stigma (2006)   View

Substance Abuse

  • Pain and the Opioid Epidemic (201)   View
  • Prescription Painkiller Deaths (2015)   View
  • Pain, Pain Management, Painkillers (2013)   View
  • Pain Management Essential To Reduce Addiction (2013)  View
  • Prescription Painkillers: When Too Much Of A Good Thing (2012)   View
  • Prescription Painkillers: Protect Yourself and Your Family (2012)   View

Terrorism

  • Mental Health Needs of Children and Adolescents After Terrorism (2002)   View
  • New York 9-11 and After (2003)   View
  • Terrorism  in  New  York City The  Mental Health Impact  of  9-11 (2002)   View
  • Terrorism and Implications for Mental Health Planning (2002)   View

Veterans

  • See Comedy Warriors (2013)   View
  • Let's Not Forget Older Veterans (2012)   View
  • Veterans' Mental Health Is Neglected (2011)   View
  • Veterans' Families Deserve Expanded Care (2010)   View
  • Vets MH Testimony (2010)   View

Violence

  • Violence and Mental Illness: Suicide Is the Major Problem (2015)  View
  • Mass Murder Bandwagon Distracts From Good MH Policy (2014)  View
  • Mass Murder: Is There A Mental Health Issue (2013)   View
  • The Arizona Shootings: Psychosis and Stranger Homicide (2011)   View

Women With Serious Mental Illness

  • The Vulnerability of Women With Serious Mental Illness (2011)   View