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Ron Manderscheid
January 19, 2021
The $1.9 trillion relief and recovery package proposed by the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris includes items that can benefit behavioral healthcare in innumerable ways.
January 09, 2021
BLOG: We humans are complex creatures who can hold, Shiva-like, the simultaneous capacity for tremendous creation in one hand and woeful destruction in the other.
Ron Manderscheid
January 05, 2021
With COVID-19 adding even more urgency, there are four agenda items that our field must bring forward and act upon this year.
Ron Manderscheid
December 17, 2020
Although our celebrations this year will be unusual, the winter holiday season will be a time for us to focus on our personal happiness and emotional wellbeing.
December 16, 2020
Psych Congress Steering Committee member Edward Kaftarian, MD, discusses whether telepsychiatry is appropriate for patients with psychosis.
Ron Manderscheid
December 03, 2020
Given their increased susceptibility to the coronavirus and higher potential for experiencing more devastating, behavioral health patients should be prioritized for vaccination.
Ron Manderscheid
November 23, 2020
In a meeting earlier this month, the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors spotlighted counties' efforts to address health, social, economic and racial disparities.
Ron Manderscheid
October 30, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is generating a behavioral health pandemic, and it is very clear that our field cannot meet the new demand generated by the behavioral health pandemic without implementing a population health-minded approach.
Ron Manderscheid
October 14, 2020
The establishment of an emergency line specifically for mental health crises and the introduction of legislation that would put emergency responses to such situations in the hands of behavioral health professionals instead of law enforcement are among the efforts to reshape our crisis response.
October 05, 2020
BLOG: National Physician Suicide Awareness Day is a day of reflection and pause, a day to remember physicians who have taken their own lives. It is also a day of hope and collaboration, people coming together with ideas and energy to make a difference, to prevent this tragedy from occurring.
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