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

Sandy Hook Reminds Us That There is More to Be Done to Help Mentally Ill

I’m not sure when it all changed. I know it did for me in 1999, when I watched in horror as two students at a Denver High School walked in and killed 13 of their classmates and a teacher. The Columbine shooting has forever impacted my outlook on how safe we are at work or in public places, and how safe … Continue reading Sandy Hook Reminds Us That There is More to Be Done to Help Mentally Ill