Coping With Familial Mental Illness in Stressful Times

Richard Nakamura, Ph.D.Former NIMH Deputy Director and Scientific Director, Dr. Richard Nakamura, recently revealed how his family successfully coped with discrimination compounded by bipolar disorder during trying times for Japanese Americans. In a video interview marking National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, the current director of NIH’s Center for Scientific Review stressed the critical roles of mutual support and treatment.

Sun News: Newspaper enabled behavioral health tragedy

While newspapers documented the damage caused by Gov. Susana Martinez’s freeze of behavioral health providers’ Medicaid funding in 2013, her administration deflected blame. With possible over billing and so-called “credible allegations of fraud” in hand, the state’s Human Services Department (HSD) said Obamacare required freezing 15 organizations’ funding during criminal investigations. HSD’s claim was also false.