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The Downside of Mental Health Awareness

Susan Weinstein

Susan Weinstein, J.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Care for Your Mind

Taraji P. Henson recently joined the ranks of celebrities openly discussing their experiences of living with mental health conditions. In starting her own nonprofit organization, the star of the movie “Hidden Figures” and the television show “Empire” aims to break down the stigma around mental health among African Americans and to encourage people to seek help without shame. Ms. Henson has created an opportunity to reach millions of people who might not otherwise receive these messages.

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Through the Eyes of the Patient

mood network

Roberta Tovey
Director of Communications, MoodNetwork

The concept of patient-centered care is not, on the face of it, a very complicated one. Nor is it new: developed in the 1980s, and based on the famous psychiatrist Carl Rogers’ humanistic approach to psychotherapy in the 1950s and ’60s, it has been widely promulgated in modern healthcare theory and has been the credo of family practice medicine for decades. Nevertheless, patient-centered care has turned out to be harder to implement than to describe, and is still not incorporated into most medical practices. This is especially true of the area of mental health.

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