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Shocking Pseudoscience: Anti-ECT protesters are wrong and dangerous

By: Amy S.F. Lutz the author of Each Day I Like It Better: Autism, ECT, and the Treatment of Our Most Impaired Children and president of the EASI Foundation and Dominic A. Sisti, PhD, Director, The Scattergood Program for Applied Ethics of Behavioral Health Care, University of Pennsylvania

Is electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) controversial? Google certainly thinks so: a search for those...

Porch Light Final Evaluation Report

Can public art promote public health? This is the central question addressed in this four-year evaluation of the Porch Light Program, a collaborative endeavor of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS). Porch Light seeks to create public murals that transform neighborhoods and promote the health of...

Putting research into practice, group aims to improve mental health care for African-Americans

May 11 , 2015 By Taunya English   In Philadelphia, a new group is working to provide better and more tailored mental health care for African-Americans. The Coalition of Culturally Competent Providers is hosting pop-up information tables from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday to spread the word about a decade or more of research focused on African-American psychology and wellness. That information has...

Letters to the Editor- JAMA Improving Long-Term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum

The JAMA Edition published on May 5, 2015 (Volume 313, Number 17) included five thoughtful letters to the editor in response to article Improving Long-Term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum published in the January 20, 2015 edition.  

Letters to the Editor: Expanding Long-term Care Options...

Vinfen 2015 Innovation Award Winner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- April 20, 2015 The Scattergood Foundation and The Kennedy Forum Announce the 2015 Innovation Award Winner Congratulations to Vinfen and their winning idea: Smarthphone App for Young Adults with Psychiatric Conditions   (Philadelphia, PA) – The Scattergood Foundation and The Kennedy Forum are pleased to announce Vinfen will be the recipient of the 2015...

2015 Health and Human Services Mayoral Forum

  The Alliance of Community Service Providers, Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services, The Committee of Seventy, and the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation believe that to truly have a healthy and thriving Philadelphia at all levels (individual, organizational, and system), that Health and Human Services need to be a top priority to the next Mayor of...

Total Economic Impact of DBHIDS Spending is nearly $4Billion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     March 30, 2015                                                        The Scattergood Foundation and The Lindy Institute For Urban Innovation at Drexel University Release Economic Impact Study on Behavioral Health Spending on the City of Philadelphia

(Philadelphia, PA) – The Scattergood Foundation and...

This Week's Behavioral Health Headlines

Study finds link between Great Recession, increase in suicide among middle-aged Americans By Maiken Scott March 16, 2015   The Great Recession that started in 2007 and lasted for several years years may have led to a jump in suicide rates among people between the 40 and 64, according to new research.   The suicide rate among middle-aged people in the U.S. has increased by 40 percent over the last...

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