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Tag: Treatment

The Value of Structured Outpatient Treatment

APR. 20, 2020 By Jodi Jaspan, MS, LPC When people think of mental health treatment, they usually picture either a psychiatric hospital (an inpatient setting) or a therapist’s office (an outpatient setting). Few think of structured outpatient programs that provide intermediate levels of care. These programs offer great value in managing mental health conditions. What…
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Getting My Son the Help He Needed

APR. 17, 2020 By Kyona Robinson “I’m not depressed, I’m hurting.” This is what my soon to be 15-year-old son said to me less than a week after his cutting attempt. He was in tears telling me that he felt hopeless and had no will to live. It broke my heart because I know that…
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Coronavirus: Mental Health Treatment

APR. 15, 2020 By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP Mental health treatment during the coronavirus pandemic is extremely important to ensure continuity of care for those already receiving treatment and people who become newly symptomatic. During this crisis, some people may experience added stress, anxiety and depression. In some cases, these symptoms can be…
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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP | Jul. 19, 2019 Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults with serious…
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Team-based Care Optimizes Medication Treatment for First Episode Psychosis

Coordinated specialty care supports optimal prescribing of antipsychotics with fewer side effects

Treatment Regardless of Ability to Pay

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), enacted in 1986, is a federal law that requires anyone coming to an emergency department to be stabilized and treated, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay, but since its enactment in 1986 has remained an unfunded mandate. Here is an explanation of EMTALA law. …
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The Importance Of Getting The Right Treatment For You

By Mary Giliberti, J.D. | Oct. 06, 2017 NAMI is here to raise awareness about mental illness. We talk about different conditions, how to advocate, why stigma is a problem—but there’s another aspect of awareness that is critically important for us to talk about: services and treatment, as well as timing. We are learning from research that treatment’s…
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Personal Story: Never Give Up

I learned who my true support group was: my friends and family. It’s okay to seek help, raise your hand, ask for guidance. You are not alone. Never once think that you are not worthy or that the world would be a better place without, because it would not be.

Depression is an Illness, Not a Weakness

While growing up, boys learn what it means to “be a man.” Unfortunately, some of these “manly” teachings can be downright harmful like “big boys don’t cry,” “suck it up,” “tough it out,” and more. Most boys are taught to ignore or dismiss their feelings—internalizing vulnerability and asking for help as weakness.

FDA Approves First Medicine for Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a movement disorder that occurs in some people who take first-generation antipsychotics (such as haloperidol, chlorpromazine), and to a lesser degree second-generation antipsychotics (such as aripiprazole or paliperidone). TD results in repetitive, involuntary movements commonly of the face, lips and limbs.