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The Liberation of a Unique Determination

By Sam Klossner,  MPH Candidate at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

One of the most impactful quotes I love is by the infamous Dr. Seuss: “Today You are You, that is truer than true! There is no one alive who is You-er than You!” I love this quote, not only for its message of encouragement, but because I truly am I, you are truly you, and we are truly we. We are told...

Health Providers' Opinions Needed

The Scattergood Foundation would like to invite you, as a healthcare provider, to participate in this survey about mental health and substance use disorder parity.  Your anonymous answers will help direct, Cara King's Public Health Master’s thesis as well as help the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation and the Kennedy Forum guide behavioral health parity assessment and advocacy in...

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...