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"Police are not clinicians," said Dr. Stephanie LeMelle. "Asking them to make a clinical assessment or to intervene with a person who is experiencing emotional distress is not reasonable."
“New York City is changing the outdated and dangerous use of police that too often has led to injury and even death," said Linda Rosenberg, MSW.
Dr. Lloyd Sederer discusses the impact of our fragmented mental health system during this pandemic and the importance of mental health to police reform.
The Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling asserting that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits firing a person from their job on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Source:The InterceptMarch 10, 2020
“The coronavirus is a problem now is because, when we were dealing with SARS and MERS and research showed that bats harbored other viruses, nothing was done about it,” said Dr. Robert Klitzman.
Source:New York TimesJanuary 14, 2020
Dr. Mark Olfson said looking at large groups, instead of homing in on specific individuals, allows for other factors to affect the suicide rates — even if the study tried to control for some of them.
Source:New York Daily NewsDecember 3, 2019
"Comprehensive check-ups including from the neck up should be required and standard for the president and anyone aspiring to this office prior to their election," writes Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman.
Source:NPRSeptember 13, 2019
Dr. Madelyn Gould hopes that the new hotline will encourage more people to call before they start feeling suicidal.
Source:Overture GlobalSeptember 4, 2019
“If we invest in systems to ensure all people can get the treatment they need, we will have a healthier and stronger society,” writes Dr. Obianuju O. Berry