Commentary: Take the unfair limits off mental health coverage
The GBI reports that 144 Georgia children and teenagers have committed suicide over the last three years. And nationally, drug overdoses are now killing more people than gun homicides and car crashes combined, and kill hundreds of Georgians each year. Yet despite those problems, coverage of behavioral health care... Read more
Save lives by enforcing fair compensation for mental health services
“Our citizens are dying. We must act boldly to stop it.” This statement by President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis is in response to drug overdoses now killing more people than gun homicides and car crashes combined. Since 1999, more than 620,000 people in... Read more
Sexual assault and PTSD: What’s being done for survivors
“I used to have nightmares actually, about a shadowy figure that would stand over my bed,” said M, “and it was shaped like my assailant.” M, a college student in Georgia, is a survivor of sexual assault. She has experienced PTSD since the attack a year ago. She has... Read more
Commentary: Don’t put the blame for shooting on mental illness
The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., has sparked much debate about the availability of guns and about how law enforcement responds to warnings that people are planning crimes. Some have targeted mental illness as the problem behind this and other mass shootings. But in a new GHN Commentary, behavioral... Read more
Mass shootings are not a mental health problem
When we associate mass shootings with mental illness, we are doing a disservice to the millions of Americans who have a mental illness, have found recovery, are living in wellness and have never shot anyone. The fact that these two issues continue to be associated and presented as cause... Read more

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