Letting a Thousand Flowers Bloom
We launched MindSite News to elevate the conversation around mental health issues and to focus attention on the need to fundamentally transform the way mental health and mental unwellness are viewed and treated in this country. We will do this with investigative and solutions-focused reporting and articles, but we will also do it by creating a platform for the sharing of ideas and by providing space for the voices of many people, including those with lived experience with mental illness and the mental health system.
The MindSite News Guest Essays page is a place for discussion, debate and the exchange of ideas, visions, policy proposals and life learnings – discussion and debate that can be frank and honest but always respectful. For now, we will be publishing written essays, but we also envision creating space for audio and video essays in the near future.
We invite you to submit your thoughts and ideas. To see our submission guidelines, please go here.
Senate Democrats’ inability to pass the Build Back Better plan is a catastrophe for poor families and their children.
I first became acquainted with school corporal punishment my first week at Fitzhugh Lee Elementary in Smyrna, Georgia. Out of nowhere, the principal charged into our classroom at a run and yanked a boy near me out of his seat, dangling him in the air with one arm while beating him viciously with a wooden paddle…
New report spells out mental health crisis and offers steps forward.
The President and CEO of Mental Health Colorado outlines three steps to ensure 988’s success when it goes live.
An author and veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq fears the legacy of the VA’s harm to vets.