NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Psychiatric Times, a leading online community for mental health professionals, has introduced a series of commentaries on how we can come together as psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health advocates, and recovering patients to improve what many believe is a failed mental health system in the US. The series will continue through 2015 with more evocative commentaries and invitations to the community to comment.
Among the discussions thus far:
- How to Fix the Broken Mental Health System: Call For Suggestions Series Editor, Allen Frances, MD, opens the series with the notion that "the dream of deinstitutionalization" 60 years ago—to provide a brighter future for people with severe mental illness—has turned into a "bitter nightmare." He calls for suggestions from readers to weigh in.
- Improving the Mental Health System: Who Is Responsible? E. Fuller Torrey, MD writes that the funding of mental illness services in the US is more thought-disordered than any of the thought-disordered patients it is meant to serve.
- The Mental Health System: Snake Pits, Dungeons, and Back Alleys How do we catch up with other developed countries to create a compassionate, cost-effective mental health system? An appeal to experts in the field to answer this question.
Psychiatric Times is the country's leading psychiatric publication and regularly publishes content on key issues in mental health.
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