“Mental Health Crisis”: Responses to the Separation of Immigrant Families

“Mental Health Crisis”: Responses to the Separation of Immigrant Families

"Separating families is a humanitarian and health crisis" -The Seattle Times . Individuals and organizations (including from the fields of psychology, medicine, and public health) have all publicly expressed their concerns of the administration's policies on the health (physical and mental) of the immigrant families impacted. These statements are powerful and deserve serious attention. #FamiliesBelongTogether [...]

“Be the Change”

“Be the Change”

Dear Mr. President, My name is Anja Burcak and I have bipolar disorder. Apparently, in this country, that means I should be treated like a criminal rather than a patient. I sincerely believe that our healthcare system does not appropriately treat mental health patients. In fact, I've never been more suicidal than when I was [...]