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In the Community

Progress toward a recovery model for a giant public mental health system has been a cooperative effort, its director emphasizes.

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Plans are underway in Virginia to replace an outdated treatment center for children who have mental disorders with a new psychiatric hospital offering an expanded array of services.

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Although Mona Thapa, M.D., had heard about human trafficking in her native Nepal, it was her experience with a victim of the practice in Washington, D.C., that ignited her interest.

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Veterans may worry that if they work for pay they will lose their benefits, but the reality is often different, and when they have an opportunity to examine their options, work can often be an attractive one.

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Competitive employment remained stable over several years for those in supported employment, even though contact with an employment specialist decreased.

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A new Center on Aging at the University of California, San Diego, will promote innovative research, education, and policy to improve the quality of life for the growing numbers of senior citizens in the United States.

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Parents may need to invest a lot of work to ultimately value children who are very different from themselves, says a well-known author and lecturer in psychiatry.

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A wide-ranging socioecological approach may be a better way than the current mental health system to address ethnic disparities in delivering care.

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A New York psychiatrist is lauded for her coalition-building work over the span of her career, including extensive efforts to educate diverse audiences about mental health issues.

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Psychiatrists and mental health clinicians helped Bostonians navigate the devastating aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

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