As newsletter editor, I always search for articles and blogs that would appeal to our readers. Here is a sampling of some of the articles and blogs I’ve read recently that deal with topics related to mental illness. – Linda Koopmann

In this article published on Pete Earley’s blog, Virgil Stucker, who has been affiliated with healing communities for decades, proposes the idea of “Recovery Colleges” instead of building new state psychiatric hospitals:

“Recovery Colleges” Could Fill a Gap Between Community Treatment and Long Term Hospital Beds by Virgil Stucker, retrieved from Pete Earley’s blog, Blog – Pete Earley on March 16, 2021.

The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating legal and other barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The Stanley Medical Research Institute is a fully integrated supporting organization to the Treatment Advocacy Center. Here are their most recent Research Weekly newsletters:

RESEARCH WEEKLY: COVID-19 Vaccination and Severe Mental Illness, retrieved from The Treatment Advocacy Center, RESEARCH WEEKLY: COVID-19 Vaccination and Severe Mental Illness – Treatment Advocacy Center, on March 16, 2021.

RESEARCH WEEKLY: New Report Supports Repeal of IMD Exclusion, retrieved from The Treatment Advocacy Center, RESEARCH WEEKLY: New Report Supports Repeal of IMD Exclusion – Treatment Advocacy Center, on March 16, 2021

This informative article from the Ann Arbor News about how best to handle psychiatric emergencies will interest you:

Should Police Respond to Mental Health Emergencies: Ann Arbor Exploring Alternatives, by Ryan Stanton, retrieved from The Ann Arbor News, https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2021/02/should-police-respond-to-mental-health-emergencies-ann-arbor-exploring-alternatives.html, on February 23, 2021.

 

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