It’s rare that an entire nation debates mental health care. I’m a mental health nurse, researcher, and professor. Through years as a nurse for inpatient psychiatric units, through my research about mental health and illness, and teaching about the research and policy mental health, I’ve long tried to bring awareness and concern about individuals and families with mental [...]
Lt. Commander Pam Wall discusses the unique advantages nurses have when it comes to delivering mental health care to wounded veterans.
The emotional impact of combat on those serving in the military is well recognized. But what about the military families left behind? We profile three families to see the sacrifices military spouses and children make every day.
Foster children are some of the most heavily medicated children in the nation. Need to Know investigates the use and potential overuse of powerful anti psychotics in our foster care systems, focusing on Texas, which has done much to reform its practices.
Depression has taken a quiet toll on the Asian-American community, and particularly women, who have a higher rate of suicide than women in other American groups.
Every child faces challenges when heading back to school. But back-to-school time can be exceptionally difficult for the 20 percent of children who suffer from a psychiatric or learning disorder.
Last week, when news broke about the Times Square bomber, I was traveling between New York and Florida. Perhaps because I was in airports, I found myself thinking more than usual about fear and anxiety in post-9/11 America. When Faisal Shahzad’s face and Nissan Pathfinder appeared on major news networks, my wife and I had [...]