“They want to send everyone to rehab but rehab is only good for people who want to go”.
Jay, Tent City Resident, Philadelphia-June, 2018
I happen to be one of the lucky ones. My state, Pennsylvania, decided to extend COVID state of emergency legislation through March of 2022. That’s a big deal for me because I get to keep receiving virtual therapy from my New York based psychiatrist. While legislation allowing for streamlined cross-state licensing procedures is being adopted
May was full of important breakthroughs, covering a range of mental health areas of research: Yale University released the results of a study that identified the over 100 gene variants connected with major depressive disorder. The University of California San Francisco released the results of the first comprehensive MDMA phase 3 clinical trial. A study
In the early months of Joe Biden’s Presidency, I often pause to imagine his administration’s capacity for solving even one of the existential crises in full bloom right now. It’s not that I don’t believe President Biden has the best intentions: when he professes virulent opposition to horrors like police brutality towards black Americans, I
People with serious mental illness (SMI) are one of society’s most vulnerable populations. Yet instead of compassion and care, people with SMI are met with indifference and discrimination. As a result, they are left homeless, jailed, and—as family members and clinicians know—subject to danger, physical illness, and suffering. An estimated 4.6% of the population has