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Carter Fellow Julianne Hill’s award-winning story leads to funding for psychiatric unit as prison alternative

By Susan Pearson Hunsinger Program Associate, The Carter Center Mental Health Program When college student Andrew Butler needed mental health treatment, his father took him to the only state hospital in New Hampshire offering mental health services. But while there, after attempting to hit his dad, they transferred Butler to…

Greg Miller Interviews Vikram Patel

Greg Miller Interviews Vikram Patel

December 5, 2013 Former fellow Greg Miller has a new piece out in WIRED Magazine about the preeminent psychiatrist Vikram Patel. Vikram Patel, a psychiatrist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is one of the leaders in the global mental health movement and well known for his strategy of…

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…

Advisory Board member Larry Fricks testified at Senate hearing on mental health

Advisory Board member Larry Fricks testified at Senate hearing on mental health

February 14, 2013 On January 24, 2013, Larry Fricks, Advisory Board member and Senior Consultant for the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, testified at a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Hearing on “Assessing the State of America’s Mental Health System.” You can access a PDF file…