Who is Mental Health America?

When we are first diagnosed with cancer – whether it’s liver cancer, prostate cancer, or breast cancer – a healthcare provider may recommend that we get in touch with the American Cancer Society.  If we have arthritis, our rheumatologist may suggest we connect with the Arthritis Foundation. These groups don’t perform medical tests on us, […]

Violence and Mental Health

I am often asked about violence and acts of violence as it relates to mental illness. Hollywood has done wonders to strengthen and bolster the stigma associated with mental illness.  With no sensitivity to people who have a mental illness, Hollywood regularly portrays patients “escaping” psychiatric hospitals (“insane asylums”) to violently attack people.  In recent […]

What is B4Stage4 (Before Stage 4)?

When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start way before Stage 4. We begin with prevention in elementary school by stressing the importance of health, nutrition, and exercise. When people are in the first stages of those diseases with a persistent cough, high blood pressure, […]