Eliminating Barriers to the Treatment of Mental Illness

I write to share a ground-breaking report “Horrific deaths, brutal treatment: Mental illness in America’s jails,” published by The Virginia Pilot.   In a nine-month investigation, reporter Gary Harki and several Marquette University students tracked the deaths of 404 inmates with mental illnesses since 2010. The Treatment Advocacy Center worked extensively on this piece, which reveals the brutal treatment … Continue reading Eliminating Barriers to the Treatment of Mental Illness

“Care is Care” When Treating Serious Mental Illness

Washington Post Live National Alliance on Mental Illness CEO: ‘Care is care’ when treating serious mental illness Mary Giliberti, CEO of National Alliance on Mental Illness, warns that serious mental illness is often referred to as the “greatest health disparity that nobody is talking about.” June 13, 2018 | 7:45 AM EDT See Washington Post … Continue reading “Care is Care” When Treating Serious Mental Illness

Navigating A Mental Health Crisis

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE When mental illness is present, the potential for crisis is never far from mind. Crisis episodes related to mental illness can feel incredibly overwhelming. There’s the initial shock, followed by a flood of questions—the most prominent of which is: “What can we do?” People experiencing mental illness—and the people who care for … Continue reading Navigating A Mental Health Crisis