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Medical Care Means Mental Health, Too

“Patients with depression, anxiety and more also often have chronic physical illnesses, and failing to integrate psychological treatment is costly,” writes Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a vice provost of the University of Pennsylvania and the chairman of its Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, in the Wall Street Journal. His new book is “Prescription for the Future,” just published by PublicAffairs. He has spoken at Advocate Health Care and is a venture partner at a firm that invests in Quartet.   American society has historically segregated mental-health conditions from other health concerns. Doctors and laypeople alike often dismissed such […]


Oklahoma reporter explores challenges of low-income mental health patients

Newspaper reporter Jaclyn Cosgrove wanted to dig deeper into serious mental health issues, but the tools at hand weren’t adequate for the job. That changed dramatically when she received a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism. “I felt like I was digging with a shovel, and The Carter Center gave me a backhoe,” said Cosgrove, a 2015-16 Fellow who works at The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City. Cosgrove used the fellowship to explore the challenges faced by low-income mental health patients and their families. In a four-part series titled “Epidemic Ignored,” Cosgrove described how county jails had emerged as a […]