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posted 09/28/2015

New Report by Dr. E. Fuller Torrey and Mental Illness Policy Org., identifies $4-$8 billion waste and excess profits in mental health system. It could fund services for most homeless and incarcerated mentally ill people.

posted 04/14/2015

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) is responsible for U.S. mental health policy. The General Accounting Office found it does a poor job and now a new report shows SAMHSA Administrator Pam Hyde lost the confidence of the agency employees.

posted 10/17/2014

Another major study debunks idea that stigma is a major barrier to care for people with mental illness.

posted 09/09/2014

During Suicide Prevention Week advocates are conducting suicide awareness campaigns. But there is not evidence that awareness reduces suicide. More effective suicide prevention approaches are being ignored.

posted 04/27/2014

These eight myths about serious mental illness cause Congress to waste money and fail to implement policies that can improve care and keep patients public and police safer.   ...

posted 04/16/2014

To solve the mental health crisis, we have to reduce mental health spending and use the savings to increase mental illness spending. That's the idea behind H.R. 3717, The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.

DJ Jaffe's Blog

New Report by Dr. E. Fuller Torrey and Mental Illness Policy Org., identifies $4-$8 billion waste... more »
posted 09/28/15
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) is responsible for U.S. mental... more »
posted 04/14/15
Another major study debunks idea that stigma is a major barrier to care for people with mental... more »
posted 10/17/14