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Issues in Mental Health Policy

We are delighted to announce the inauguration of a lecture series, Issues in Mental Health Policy. The impetus for this series has been the ongoing press of current events, which have made it impossible to ignore the multitude of policy issues we face.

The series will be curated by a committee consisting of Professor Rosemary Stevens, an internationally renowned scholar on hospitals and health policy, Dr. Megan Wolff, a scholar on the history and policy of public health, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and contributing Op-Ed writer for the New York Times, Dr. Richard Friedman, and Dr. George Makari, director of the DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry

Recent mass murders have led to much discussion about the relationship (or lack thereof) of mass violence with forms of mental illness. Please join us as we search for historical understanding, and examine epidemiology -- what we know, what we don't know, what may be placed in new context -- so as to address the many important questions that relate to mental health and illness in the 21st century.

Policy Resources

Fact sheets drawn from peer-reviewed jurnals, government data, public and philanthropic foundations, and other scholarly sources.

Mental Health Care and the Affordable Care Act
Last updated May 8, 2017

The Opioid Epidemic in the United States
Breaking Updates
Last updated: April 17, 2019

Incarceration and Mental Health
Last updated May 30, 2017

The Trauma of Childhood Separation
Last updated July 8, 2018

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
Last updated april 23, 2019

The Impact of Family Detention on Children
Last updated July 19, 2018

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