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Rosalynn Carter on the Mental Health Crisis

Monday, July 05, 2010

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter talks about her 35 years of advocacy work in the field of mental health. She describes a system that continues to fail those in need. In Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis, she gives a powerful account of a subject previously shrouded in stigma and shadow.

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Comments [1]

Shirley from Manhattan

I liked this piece where Mrs. Carter, our 'doing' first lady feels that the USA reached a place where parity and the new health care plan will end the mental health crisis.
The CRISIS in mental health CARE must getting be over as the words say.Is access and interest in caring by psychiatrists or psychologists for people who have the 'affordable' health insurance be any better when you who are depressed, bipolar or anxious? I see a mental health physician who is the only one in the office who accepts my insurance. He schedules a patient every 5 minutes, I have to wait for over an hour before he can see me. Then if there is nothing critical he sees me for 5 minutes, of which 3 is for writing prescriptions. I have a $50/- copay and $522/- monthly premium. Do I think I will have time to tell him about my 2 weeks of depression before I got better? Certainly not. He does not have an ounce of interest in me, really, I can sense it.
If it isnt a crisis, medical care with the new health care for brain health is still in the dungeons

Jul. 05 2010 02:34 PM

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