Posts Tagged: mental

Are You (Mentally) Tough Enough?

This morning I read a post on Forbes.com that spoke to what mentally tough people DON’T do. These 13 “never do” points originally compiled by Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker originally shared in LifeHack, are critical for anyone who wants to live a life above the ordinary negativity of daily ups… Read more »

Awake! To the Ramparts! Very Important Work Awaits Us Tomorrow!

We must motivate the Congress to act now to prevent a future Newtown Tragedy. April 14, 2013 by Ron Manderscheid Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on google | More Sharing ServicesShare | Print Today, Sunday, April 14, marks the four month anniversary of the horrendous Newtown Tragedy. Essential changes regarding… Read more »

Redeeming the Tragedy in Aurora

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE July 24, 2012 by Ron Manderscheid 0 Comments Share on facebookShare on linkedinShare on twitterShare on google | More Sharing ServicesShare | Print Are we prepared to take action to improve our mental health response to this tragedy? (Note: The following commentary is virtually identical to one that I prepared 18 months ago… Read more »

Absenteeism in the Public Sector – Is cutting jobs really the solution?

A recent report by the CBC has pegged the cost of federal public service absenteeism at $1B per year. According to the CBC story, the average public servant is taking 18 days a year in sick leave, double what their private sector counterpart does in that same year. While the story does discuss fairly obvious… Read more »

I would’ve eaten glass to get this job

Moving to the bureaucracy from the world of NGOs, for me, meant serious growing pains. I really, really wanted a job in the public service. I would have eaten glass in sharp, jagged pieces to make my casual position a permanent job — if my manager would’ve asked. I did whatever I was told, even… Read more »

The Weekly Spark – Week of JUNE 17, 2011

The Weekly Spark – Week of JUNE 17, 2011 Following verbatim are the titles, ‘lede’ opening sentences and links (where available) of items posted online in The Weekly SPARK, June 17, 2011, published and e-distributed FYI by the ONLINE Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) THE ONLINE COMPLETE June 17, 2011 *The Weekly Spark* IS FREELY… Read more »

Why Teleworking is Good for Your Mental Health

Nick Carr, who criticizes the Internet while reaping the benefits of having such a great platform to push his neo-Luddite views, has published a book warning us all that online links are destroying our brains. It takes a brave person to ignore the evidence that the Internet is actually good for our brains but Carr… Read more »

One parity goal reached, yet others remain

BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE Issue Date: Online ExclusiveOnline Exclusive One parity goal reached, yet others remainFour more doors must be opened in order to ensure fair, effective care for behavioral health by Ronald W. Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the U.S. Departments of HHS, Labor, and Treasury published the long-awaited “Interim Final Regulations”… Read more »

Evolving Definitions of Mental Illness and Wellness

Manderscheid RW et al. – Understanding of the definitions of wellness and illness has changed from the mid–20th century to modern times, moving from a diagnosis–focused to a person–focused definition of mental illnesses, and from an “absence of disease” model to one that stresses positive psychological function for mental health. Currently, wellness refers to the… Read more »

Rep. Patrick Kennedy: Integrating Behavioral Healthcare into Healthcare Reform

Rep. Patrick Kennedy: Integrating Behavioral Healthcare into Healthcare Reform 09.10.2009 04:59 PM By Robin Jay, BHC Editorial Director Just hours before President Obama addressed the nation in a highly anticipated speech about healthcare reform, and just one day after returning to office following the passing of his father, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Representative Patrick Kennedy… Read more »