Mental Health Systems

Addressing Premature Mortality: Living With Serious Mental Illness

May 29, 2020

Living with a mental illness is all too often accompanied by poverty and social disadvantage, which contribute to shortened life spans and reduced quality of life. However, there approaches for addressing many of the preventable causes of poor health and mortality in this patient population.

Early Mortality in SMI: Federal and State Policy Initiatives

May 29, 2020

Policy initiatives can improve both physical and mental health care quality and outcomes for those with serious mental illnesses.

Disaster Response, Mental Health, and Community Resilience

January 27, 2020

The increase in repeated disasters and associated social stressors linked to global warming is likely to affect the mental wellbeing of billions of persons in the 21st century.

Mental Health Crisis in Hong Kong

January 15, 2020

Although there is ongoing political crisis in Hong Kong, many people are confident that the crisis will resolve. However, the mental health crisis may last for decades.

Beginning the Decade With 2020 Vision

January 14, 2020

Here we are-beginning a new day and a new decade-and, once again, we are filled with excitement, hope, anxiety, and fear.

Disability and the Concept of Return to Work

January 01, 2020

This article discusses the return to work plan as a solution to the clinical and systemic problems arising from psychiatric disability.

LGBTQ Mental Health: What Every Clinician Needs to Know

December 31, 2019

To improve access to and quality of mental health care for individuals who identify as LGBTQ, it is important for clinicians to become allies to this marginalized community.

Collaborative Care Meets Hospital Medicine: Proactive Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

November 14, 2019

Mental illness accounts for a third of all years lived with disability and is associated with twice the relative risk of all-cause mortality. An estimated 8 million deaths are attributable to mental disorders every year, with two-thirds due to comorbid medical illness.