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Show Me the Money

April 2, 2014 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis and Associates

In early February, we posted, “Show Me the Outcomes.” I have to come clean and tell you, that’s not enough. You need to show me the money. Showing us the outcomes is only one-third of the job before us. Let me explain. Everyone has heard the phrase, “we have to move from paying for volume, […]

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Dr. Delaney Ruston: A physician and filmmaker’s journey to expose global mental health

March 24, 2014 | Education and Events | Comments
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Dr. Delaney Ruston

Physician & Filmmaker

What do Bill Gates, Bill Clinton and Bono have in common? They are deeply committed to global health…but who is committed to global mental health? That question led me to make the film Hidden Pictures, which screens at this year’s National Council Conference ‘14. Let me step back and say how I ended up making […]

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You’re Asking Too Much of Me!

March 18, 2014 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis and Associates

I hear two types of editorial comments about this center of excellence crowdsourcing project: “This is really great stuff. The ideas are relevant and timely and we’re on it.” “You’re asking too much of me! I’m already flooded with a 1,000 things that have to be done yesterday.” Both comments are part of the existential […]

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Patrick Kennedy speaks on the “Politics of Psychiatry and Mental Health Care”

March 7, 2014 | Education and Events | Comments
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Patrick Kennedy and Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.

Reposted from Psychiatry Online

This article reposted and written by Conference ’14 speaker, Patrick Kennedy & Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D. on Psychiatry Online. Winston Churchill said, “Politics is not a game; it is an earnest business,” and finally we are getting serious about the politics of mental health care. After decades if not centuries of neglect, the bonafide health care disparity is receiving an […]

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Joel Dvoskin gives “insights into defusing violence, resolving crises”

March 6, 2014 | Education and Events | Comments
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Joel Dvoskin

Former Acting Commissioner of Mental Health for the State of New York

This article was written by Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief of Behavioral Healthcare featuring Conference ’14 speaker, Joel Dvoskin. In an address to policymakers and law-enforcement personnel at the Crisis Intervention Team International Conference, forensic and clinical psychologist Joel Dvoskin, PhD, ABPP suggested that in order for society to deal effectively with a threat of violence, society must […]

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Am I Killing My Patients?

March 4, 2014 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis and Associates

Burned into my brain are vivid memories of standing in the back of the room of the first large group presentation of the report, Morbidity and Mortality in People with Serious Mental Illness. (Memory jogger: “People with serious mental illness served by our public mental health systems die, on average, 25 years earlier than the […]

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Dying of a Heroin Overdose Does Not Make You a Scumbag

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A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D.

CEO and Co-Founder, Treatment Research Institute (TRI)

This article was reposted from the Huffington Post and written by A. Thomas McLellan, one of our Conference ’14 speakers! In the wake of the tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, I am shocked by the vast range of opinions and emotions that have been voiced in the public discourse. Media outlets of all shapes and […]

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Changing the Conversation to Addiction Recovery Solutions

February 20, 2014 | Addiction Treatment | Comments
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Pat Taylor & Greg Williams

Filmmakers

Conference ’14 Film Festival features documentary on addictions recovery and the film’s impact on addiction recovery solutions. Taking its place alongside Mariel Hemingway’s Running From Crazy and Hidden Pictures, by award-winning filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston, The Anonymous People joins the prestigious 2014 National Council Film Festival lineup during the National Council Conference. This feature documentary […]

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Be There When I Need You

February 18, 2014 | Community Impact | Comments
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Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis and Associates

Consider the following scenario: Jaimie is a seventeen-year-old patient at the South End Community Health Center. She started receiving care for an eating disorder and depression shortly after the clinic began a primary care-behavioral health integration pilot. And the integrated care team manages Jaime’s care. One morning, her mother calls the clinic saying she has […]

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Conference ’14 Speaker, Dr. Thomas Insel, is “Blazing Trails in Brain Science.”

February 5, 2014 | Education and Events | Comments
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Reposted Article

New York Times

This article was reposted from the New York Times and written by Benedict Carey. The police arrived at the house just after breakfast, dressed in full riot gear, and set up a perimeter at the front and back. Not long after, animal rights marchers began filling the street: scores of people, young and old, yelling […]

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