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Mental Health Resources

Books

A Mind that Found Itself: An Autobiography
1981 Clifford Beers

Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
1961 Erving Goffman

Crazy: A Father's Search through America's Mental Health Madness
2006 Pete Earley

Media Madness: Public Images of Mental Illness
1997 Otto Wahl

Of Two Minds: The Revolutionary Science of Dual-Brain Psychology
1998 Fredric Schiffer


Fact Sheets and Reports

Belmont Report (On Human Subject Research Guidelines)
1979 National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research

Disability Rights
Updated Winter 1999 American Civil Liberties Union
Briefing Paper 21

The Impact of Mental Illness on Society
2001 National Institute of Mental Health

Mental Health Atlas
2005 World Health Organization

The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America
2006 National Institute of Mental Health

WHO Resource Book on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation
2005 World Health Organization


Suggested Articles

Popular Articles

The Age of Depression: How Psychiatry Helped Create An Age of Depressive Disorder (Microsoft Word)
Winter 2005 Allan Horwitz and Jerome Wakefield Public Interest

The Epidemic in Mental Illness: Clinical Survey or Artifact? (pdf)
2006 Allan Horwitz and Jerome Wakefield Contexts

Redistribution and its Discontents: On the Prospects of Committed Work in Public Mental Health and Like Settings (pdf)
2006 Kim Hopper Human Organization


Scientific Articles

Epileptiform EEG Abnormalities in Children with Language Regression
July 12, 2005 Kathryn McVicar et al. Neurology

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome, Electrical Status Epilepticus in Slow Wave Sleep, and Language Regression in Children
2004 Kathryn McVicar et al. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews

Loosening Addiction's Deadly Grip
December 2, 2005 EMBO Reports
(Subscription Required)

Media Portrayals and Health Inequities: A Case Study of Characterizations of Gene X Environment Interactions (pdf)
2005 Allan Horwitz Journal of Gerontology

Prevalence, Severity, and Comorbidity of Twelve-Month DSM-IV Disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)
June 2005 Archives of General Psychiatry
(Subscription Required)

Prevalence, Severity, and Unmet Need for Treatment of Mental Disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys
June 2, 2004 Journal of the American Medical Association


Opinion Pieces

Children and Bipolar Disorder
January 2004 National Alliance on Mental Illness

Implementation of "Kendra's Law" is Severely Biased (pdf)
2005 New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Summary on Kendra's Law (pdf)
2005 New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

"Stigma"
Michael B. Friedman Mental Health Association of NYC and Westchester

"Stigma"
National Mental Health Awareness Campaign

Stigma: Building Awareness and Understanding About Mental Illness
National Mental Health Association

"Stigmatizing Media Images Affect Children"
National Mental Health Association


Powerpoint Presentations

View presentations from our 2006 Northeast Regional Conference at Rockefeller University on mental health. All are pdf files.

Dr. Lisa Cosgrove

Dr. Kim Hopper

Dr. Allan Horwitz

Heather Pierce, JD, MPH

Dr. Kathryn McVicar

Dr. Russell Romeo