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U.S. Faces Severe Challenges to its Health and Wellbeing

New Public Health

By Andrea Blanch, Ph.D. and David Shern, Ph.D.

On many measures, our society is now considerably less safe, healthy, and economically productive than other comparable countries. Toxic stress and trauma, especially when coupled with genetic vulnerability, are seriously eroding our public health, social stability, and world leadership. 

In two recent…

New CMS Rule a Huge Boost for Mental Health Screening B4Stage4

Screening:Upstream

By Paul Gionfriddo, President/CEO, Mental Health America

The best news sometimes comes when we least expect it. And those of us who have been pushing for years for early identification and intervention in schools for kids with mental health concerns got some unexpectedly good news last month.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued…

New CMS Rule a Huge Boost for Mental Health Screening B4Stage4

Screening:Upstream

By Paul Gionfriddo, President/CEO, Mental Health America

The best news sometimes comes when we least expect it. And those of us who have been pushing for years for early identification and intervention in schools for kids with mental health concerns got some unexpectedly good news last month.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued…

Compassion, Safety, and Rights


By Patrick Hendry, Vice President of Consumer Advocacy, Mental Health America

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For many years I have thought that it would be interesting to take an in-depth look at the intersection of compassion, safety, and…