Man Who Survived Jump From Golden Gate Bridge Shares His Story

– At the age of 17 I developed bipolar disorder, a very severe form. It nearly cost me my life, and nearly destroyed my family. (slow music) My parents were in the middle of getting a divorce at the time. It was a tumultuous time for my life as a teen, and I believed that I was the only one […]

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Primary Care-Mental Health Integration in the Department of Veteran Affairs By Dr. Pomerantz

-Good afternoon, everyone. For those who’ve joined us this morning, welcome back. We also welcome anyone who is joining us this afternoon on the HHS Virtual Meeting on the “State of the Art: Research, Models, Promising Practices and Sustaining Integrated Care.” Our next presentation is going to be from Dr. Andrew Pomerantz from the Department of Veteran Affairs. Dr. Pomerantz. […]

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Undiagnosed Small Fiber Polyneuropathy: Is It a Component of Gulf War Illness?

GWIRP 2012 Investigator Vignette Title: Undiagnosed Small Fiber Polyneuropathy: Is It a Component of Gulf War Illness? Investigators: Max Klein, PhD and Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD; Massachusetts General Hospital Oaklander: Our grant is to test the hypothesis that what we call Gulf War Illness may in some patients be a signal of underlying peripheral neuropathy. Klein: And so we’re […]

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Mental Health Issues, Legal Defense and Developmental Disabilities

(swooshing) (electronic tones) – We have another advocate, a legal advocate, Kara Chien, who is our next speaker, and Miss Chien, if you’ll come to the podium. Kara is the managing attorney for the Mental Health Unit of the Public Defender’s Office of San Francisco, so we are delighted to have her for the first time at our podium, and […]

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McLean Hospital: A Leader in Mental Health Care

(soft music) – [Woman] McLean is one of the best in the world. I wouldn’t want to be in other hands. – [Woman] McLean Hospital changed my life. – [Man] I don’t know where my family would be today if it wasn’t for the outstanding care my daughter received at McLean. – It’s sentiments like these from grateful patients and […]

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Ask Us Anything: Relationships with Chronic Illness – Part II

You asked! We’re answering. Relationships and dating and marriage with chronic illness is incredible and hard… and we’re talking about all of it. You sent in questions and we’re gonna answer as many as we can right now. Let’s talk. “Do you have a secret handshake?” No, we do not. “Were there any bumps in the road or times that […]

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Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives

Ten years ago my husband and I were in the kitchen trying to figure out where all the spoons had gone. It took a couple days for us to finally put together that our son was addicted to heroin. In that moment, there’s the shock and the dismay and frankly horror. What do you do? He was incarcerated, he has […]

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Technology Innovations for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Conference

– Good morning, everyone. I think it’s still morning despite all of the interruptions. First, I just want to thank SAMHSA and ONDCP for holding this conference, involving ONC in this, and for their leadership. We’ve really had a great partnership with both organizations in looking at how health IT can support behavioral health and substance abuse treatment. I also […]

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