Should your primary care doctor be doing more for your mental health?

Think of the last time you saw your primary care doctor- maybe you went because you had the flu, maybe it was for a work/school physical, or if you’re really on top of things you have an annual check-up just because it’s a smart thing to do. Regardless of the reason you were there, did they […]

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What the GOP debate glossed over: Mental Health

Watching last night’s debate on CNN between eleven of the top Republican candidates for President I was majorly disappointed in both the moderators and the candidates when it came to talking about mental health- from access and affordability of care to the role that mental health plays in discussions of gun violence and gun control. Someone […]

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Supreme Court delivered a victory for mental health care

  Just a quick note on today’s 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell… Of the roughly 5-6 million people who receive subsidies through the federal exchanges there are likely many who struggle with some kind of mental health issue. The decision to allow those subsidies to continue (clearly the intent of the Affordable Care Act) means […]

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I Have #NoStigmas

The No Stigmas Project has a campaign going right now to try and help make access to mental health care and treatment a right for all people. While there have been some incredibly positive steps in this area, from the mental health reforms in the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity […]

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Not worth the paper it’s printed on…

Imagine you have a persistent pain in your knee. That when you walk it constantly aches. That there are days where it’s so painful that it keeps you from going to work or school. Friends and family tell you that it’s time you get help and go see a doctor. Your family doctor refers you to […]

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