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Latest Piece on Military Mental Health from 2011-2012 Fellow Rebecca Ruiz

Latest Piece on Military Mental Health from 2011-2012 Fellow Rebecca Ruiz

October 30, 2013 Former Fellow Rebecca Ruiz maintains a strong presence on the topic of mental health in the military. Her newest piece, published in Al Jazeera America, offers a narrative of a father’s recovery after his son’s suicide at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. With a…

Recent Study: Psychiatric Characteristics of Homicide Defendants

Recent Study: Psychiatric Characteristics of Homicide Defendants

October 24, 2013 A recent article in the American Journal of Psychiatry looked at the rates of mental disorders in a sample of homicide defendants in order to identify psychiatric issues associated with the defendants. In light of the events of the past few years, filled with many cases of…

Previous Fellow Eugene Richards’ Newest Project

Previous Fellow Eugene Richards’ Newest Project

October 23, 2013 Eugene Richards (2002-2003 Fellow) is hoping to self publish his newest book titled Red Ball of a Sun Slipping Down, which looks at the impoverished community of the Mississippi delta of Arkansas, where Richards began working in 1969 for four years as a social worker and where…

Columbian Fellows Featured on Carter Center Website

Columbian Fellows Featured on Carter Center Website

October 22, 2013 A new video about one of the two Colombian Fellowship projects has been posted to the Carter Center website. The video features interviews with two of our Colombian fellows, Paula Bedoya and Fernanda Hernández, who are working together on a project about depression in Colombia, as well as clips…

Previous Fellow, Aaron Glantz, Continues to Report on Breaking Behavioral Health Issues

Previous Fellow, Aaron Glantz, Continues to Report on Breaking Behavioral Health Issues

Former fellow Aaron Glantz (2008-2009) has recently published a series of articles exposing the massive rate of opiate prescriptions to US war veterans through the VA system. As a Veteran Reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting, Glantz broke the initial story on September 28, reporting data that show a…

Finding Human Stories beyond a Tipping Point: What’s behind the ACA?

Finding Human Stories beyond a Tipping Point: What’s behind the ACA?

October 8, 2013 By Ron Manderscheid, Ph.D. The first of October was a tipping point for the American people. On that day, the United States joined all other developed countries in moving toward universal health insurance coverage. A total of 39 million poor and near-poor Americans became eligible to enroll…