mental health

Olympia’s “Mitigation Site” No Long-Term Homelessness Solution

As homelessness continues to pose an immediate humanitarian crisis in major cities like New York and Los Angeles, the same…

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NYC Officials Propose “Universal Affordable Housing”

Imagine a homeless family of three fortunate enough to receive a rental assistance voucher from the city of New York.…

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Can Psychedelics Find Acceptance in the Recovery Community?

Can psychedelic drugs like LSD and MDMA help people who are recovering from addiction? A new research group is looking…

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Racial Disparities in Mental Healthcare Hurt My Family and Many Others

The stark reality of America’s mental health crisis never hits so hard as when it affects someone close to us.…

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Southerners With Substance Use Disorders Wrongly Denied Disability Insurance

Staff confusion and incompetence seem to be responsible for the wrongful denial of disability insurance to people with substance use…

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Coerced Into Rehab? Here’s a 28-Day Survival Guide

January traditionally sees a surge in rehab admission rates. And if you’re going to residential addiction treatment by choice, I…

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The Disturbing Prevalence of NYPD Taser Use on Mentally Ill New Yorkers

Dwayne Jeune’s mom was looking for help when she called 911 in 2017. Her 32-year-old son, who had a history…

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I Disagreed With Dr. Drew—And Unleashed His MAGA Twitter Horde

It was Christmas night. I was hosting my family here in Minnesota, feeling full and happy, watching my kids work…

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Public Health Workers Scramble to Meet Needs of NY’s 2020 Bail Reforms

On the first day of 2020, around 800 New Yorkers will be released from Rikers Island as historic state bail…

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San Diego Law Enforcement’s “Obscene” Targeting of POC With Mental Illness

The sheriff deputies of San Diego County and San Diego cops have disproportionately policed and used force against people of…

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