25,195Mar 14, 2012
Mental Health Insurance Coverage
Former Representatives Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Jim Ramstad (R-MN) talked about the implementation of the 2008 bill they co-sponsored, the Mental Health Parity Act. The legislation requires ...
5,739Jan 13, 2011
Mental Health Laws in the U.S.
Michael Fitzpatrick talked about mental health in the U.S. including diagnosis, treatment, funding, and legislation. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
5,718Dec 12, 2007
Veterans Mental Health Care
The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing to examine and identify mental health challenges within the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, including increasing numbers of ...
5,001Apr 5, 2009
Book Discussion on How God Changes Your Brain
Andrew Newberg talked about his book How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neurocientist (Ballantine Books; March 24, 2009). The neuroscientist examined brain ...
4,778May 4, 2009
Book Discussion on The Narcissism Epidemic
Jean Twenge talked about the cultural consequences of narcissism, which she argued had grown exponentially in recent years. She focused on the identification of narcissism, the implications of ...
4,752Sep 10, 2012
Participants spoke about suicide prevention efforts. They said mental health and substance abuse was a public health issue which should be confronted by destigmatizing mental illness and ...
3,735Apr 22, 2010
Book Discussion on Anatomy of an Epidemic
The 1998 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and author of Mad in America discussed the rise in diagnosis of mental illness in the U.S. and the proliferation of drugs to medicate various ...
2,632Jan 2, 2010
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act
Dr. David Shern, president and CEO of Mental Health America (MHA), talked about the national mental health parity law that took effect yesterday (January 1, 2010). The Paul Wellstone and Pete ...
2,168Oct 10, 2007
Child Abuse at Private Facilities
Witnesses testified about treatment of children at private residential treatment facilities and institutions, charges of child abuse at the facilities, and several incidents detailed in a government ...
2,090Sep 26, 2007
Book Discussion on The Death of Sigmund Freud
Mark Edmundson talked about his book The Death of Sigmund Freud: The Legacy of His Last Days, published by Bloomsbury USA. He chronicles the final years of the life of Sigmund Freud ...
1,961Jan 13, 2010
Book Discussion on The Protest Psychosis
Dr. Metzl documents the alleged finding of an increased incidence of schizophrenia in black men, but he argues that the link was fabricated during the 60s and early 70s to undermine the Civil ...
1,869May 1, 2013
Book Discussion on The Autistic Brain
Temple Grandin talked about her book, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum, in which she presents autism research from the fields of neurology and psychology, and shares her own ...
1,632Nov 28, 2011
After Words with Michael Gazzaniga
The latest book by the neuroscientist is a collection of his Gifford Lectures on science, religion and philosophy. In them, his fundamental premise is that people are responsible for their ...
1,632Aug 26, 2013
Medal of Honor Ceremony for Staff Sergeant Ty Carter
President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter. In bestowing the medal, President Obama praised both Carter’s gallantry in combat and his ordeal with ...
1,348Oct 8, 2009
Book Discussion on Connected
James Fowler talked about the book he wrote with Nicholas Christakis, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives (Little, Brown and Company; September ...
1,181Jun 24, 2008
Book Discussion on Evil Genes
Barbara Oakley talked about her book, Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole My Mother’s Boyfriend (Prometheus Books). In the book she argues that the ...
1,165Dec 2, 2013
Veterans and Criminal Justice System
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki gave the keynote address at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals conference. He outlined the VA’s efforts to address veterans' ...
1,151Aug 15, 2013
Book Discussion on Manson
Jeff Guinn talked about his book, Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, in which he recounts the life of cult leader Charles Manson. The author interviewed members of ...
1,042Jun 20, 2012
After Words with Kaitlin Bell Barnett
Using personal stories of adults who were medicated as children, Ms. Barnett explores the debate over prescribing psychiatric drugs for minors diagnosed with mental health issues. She ...
963Jun 23, 2008
Book Discussion on The Insanity Offense
Research psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey talked about his book, The Insanity Offense: How America’s Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens (W.W. Norton, June ...
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