African Americans are less likely to seek treatment for their mental disorders compared to whites. Among the reasons are economics and stigma. This Mental Health Awareness Month 2013 campaign is brought to you by USC School of Social Work and MHA.
The recently released Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT data snapshot on youth incarceration finds that the rate of young people locked up because of trouble with the law dropped more than 40 percent over a 15-year period, with no decrease in public safety. A similar trend was observed in New York state. View our Shifting Trends in NYS Juvenile Justice Video (allow time for download) to learn about changes in the NYS juvenile justice system.
8 behavioral health policy issues in 2015. Pinned by the You Are Linked to Resources for Families of People with Substance Use Disorder cell phone / tablet app January 18, 2015; Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thousandcodes.urlinked.lite iPhone - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/you-are-linked-to-resources/id743245884?mt=8com
A conversation about racism in America has to address mental health, too
White House 2013 National Drug Control Strategy Released | The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP — the drug czar’s office) released its 2013 National Drug Control Strategy Wednesday. The strategy is being billed as a “21st Century Approach” to drug use and trafficking, but despite some rhetorical softening maintains the US hard-line approach to the issue.