Month: February 2022

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Mental Illness and Racism

In a recent Schizophrenia and the City episode, Michelle Hammer examines the death of 40-year-old Michelle Go, who was killed by a train in Times Square after being pushed into the tracks by a homeless schizophrenic man named Martial Simon. This incident was largely a product of the inadequacy of New York City’s mental illness […]

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Talking About Talking: The Name Game Part 2

Slowly but surely, our society’s perception of mental illness and therapy is becoming more inclusive and less stigmatized. Even so, less than half of US adults with a mental illness are receiving treatment. In addition, as a recent Daily Campus article opines, the public image of therapy is beginning to sour. Statements in popular culture, […]

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The Shortcomings of Health Care

A recent Jama Network Open study examined the use of medicare benefits by people with mental illnesses. The results found that compared to 2019, in the first month of the pandemic outpatient visits and prescription refills of antipsychotics were reduced by about 20%, and ER visits and hospital admissions decreased by almost 30%. These numbers […]

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Are Colleges Not What They Once Were?

 On December 15, 2021,  in the middle of finals week, a student at Northeastern University was found dead in the library, suspected to have committed suicide. The university responded by sending out an email to all the students telling them that counseling services were available. And then finals week resumed. This is a clear-cut example […]

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