Business of Health Care: Making behavioral health a priority

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  While advances and setbacks in cancer research and weight loss seem to grab most of the health headlines, there is a massive healthcare problem in America that doesn’t get nearly the same publicity — behavioral health disorders. Nationally, about one in five … Continue reading Business of Health Care: Making behavioral health a priority

Watch: The connection between mental health and Parkinson’s disease

The devastating news of Robin Williams’ death sparked a robust national discussion about depression and suicide. But a recent public statement from his family revealed that Mr. Williams was also in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. That, in turn, shifted the conversation to the potential link between Parkinson’s and depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. Recent Parkinson’s … Continue reading Watch: The connection between mental health and Parkinson’s disease

Isolation: The true culprit behind Robin Williams’ suicide

Any suicide is an imponderable, if not unconscionable thing.  It becomes all the more difficult to grasp in the life of one who seemingly has it all. Robin Williams had talent, success, fame and wealth. He had around him people who loved him, who cared for him quite deeply. There were, undoubtedly, many who would … Continue reading Isolation: The true culprit behind Robin Williams’ suicide