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Advances in Mental Health

Welcome to Advances in Mental Health, a blog developed by McLean Hospital featuring commentary on mental health topics in the news, opinions by hospital thought-leaders and discussion about local, regional and national mental health policy. Advances in Mental Health provides our community with an opportunity to educate, while working toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the stigma of mental illness.

Pictured: McLean's Lois Choi-Kain, MD, medical director of McLean Gunderson and Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, PhD, director of the College Mental Health Program.

 

A Crisis Point: Staving Off the Epidemic of Opiate Use

By Rocco Ianucci, MD
Medical Director, McLean Fernside


We have all heard about the recent rash of opiate overdoses that many have termed an “epidemic.”  Nationally, overdose deaths have more than doubled overall, while overdoses on prescription painkillers have more than quadrupled, all in the period from 1999 to 2010.  Every indication is that this alarming trend continues.
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"People do not die of character flaws, but of illnesses. If you or someone you care about is   struggling with the disease of addiction, know that you are not alone. Help is available—all you need to do is ask for it."

~Rocco Ianucci, MD, Medical Director, McLean Fernside

Advances in Mental Health

A Crisis Point: Staving Off the Epidemic of Opiate Use

We have all heard about the recent rash of opiate overdoses that many have termed an “epidemic.”  Earlier this month, numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health revealed that overdose deaths from opiates, including...

Death of Robin Williams Puts Spotlight on Suicide

We are all stunned and saddened by the apparent suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams and our collective hearts go out to his family, friends and fans. While we remember his enormous talent and the joy that he brought so many of us...

Leading the Way in Psychiatry and Mental Health

This blog originally appeared on connectwithpartners.org

These are both very exciting and challenging times in the field of psychiatry and mental health. It is progressively well appreciated that diseases of brain and behavior are among...

In a Patient's Words: In My Own Head

"Okay, Lisa. Go."

That’s Carol Hevia, a behavioral therapist at the OCDI, talking to me in my head, as if I was sitting in her Intrusive Thoughts group. Once again, she’s telling me it’s time to spill my guts.

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