Scattergood Foundation

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Grant Activity: Current Activity Impacting Communities

Grants Activity

Obama Administration includes mental health in executive orders on gun violence

By: Caitlin O'Brien, MPH Special Projects Manager, Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation

 

It’s become a familiar pattern – a mass shooting occurs and there is a national debate about gun violence and mental health. Public officials, celebrities, and political pundits all weigh in, touting their solutions to the gun...

Youth Mental Health First Aid: Implementation Lessons from Pennsylvania

By Dana Heiman, Brandywine Health Foundation and Alyson Ferguson, Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation     Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, Coatesville is one of Pennsylvania’s poorest communities. In the fall of 2013, the Brandywine Health Foundation and key area leaders learned from the Pennsylvania Youth Survey about the high rates of depression among Coatesville-...

The UN must include all mental health and substance use disorders on indicator list

By Amanda Mauri, MPH Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania

On September 18, 2015, the United Nations made history by increasing its global commitment to mental health and substance use disorders (MH/SUDs) when they adopted the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs act as a...

Three Articles About the Foundation's Work in PSIJ

A Voice for Mental and Behavioral Health: Leadership Profile of Joseph Pyle, President of The Scattergood Foundation

Written by Melissa Fernandez

“You get a cold and you don’t hesitate to take a sick day. But people don’t call out of work depressed.” 

In this statement, Joseph Pyle, president of the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation in Philadelphia, perfectly...

Diagnosing, Disclosing, and Documenting Borderline Personality Disorder: A Survey of Psychiatrists' Practices

Dominic Sisti, PhD1; Andrea G. Segal, MS1; Andrew M. Siegel, MD2; Rebecca Johnson, MA3; John Gunderson, MD4   1 Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. 2 Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine. 3 Department of Sociology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. 4 Harvard Medical School, Boston,...

Emotional Spending: 'Tis The Season

By Nina Figueroa, MPH Candidate at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

Whether it is the holiday shopping season or not, I often find myself running to the mall to indulge in some retail therapy and eat a nice meal at one of my favorite restaurants after a long day filled with unexpected, unpleasant surprises at work and school in addition to an ongoing argument with my...

From Alienism to ACOs: Integrating Psychiatry, Again

By: Dominic A. Sisti, Ph.D., Chethan Ramamurthy, M.D. View Author and Article Information at http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201500400 Abstract This column describes the gradual integration of psychiatrists into mainstream general medical care, from their exile as “alienists” in isolated asylums to their current roles in accountable care...

Worshipping Busy

By: Cara King,  MPH Candidate, Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health

Every day I’m surrounded by people that are in a hurry.  They’re speeding by in their cars, they’re pushing the time of the yellow light, they’re walking when the light is red, they’re talking on the phone gesticulating wildly, while run-walking to their next meeting. Please, don’t get me wrong. I am in...

Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative Summary of Progress: 2014-15

This report summarizes the past year of the Building Evaluation Capacity Initiative (formerly known as the Building Agency Capacity for Program Evaluation Initiative). With funding from the Thomas B. Scattergood Foundation, since 2011 the Initiative has provided a two-year program of training and consultation in program evaluation to Greater Philadelphia Area organizations focused on...

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training First Year Report

In August of 2014 the Youth Mental Health First Aid training program was launched in the Coatesville Area School District (CASD).  This four-year project is a public-private partnership to significantly improve the behavioral health status of children and teens in one of Pennsylvania’s poorest communities.   The funding collaborative includes county, state and federal officials as well as three...

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