Mental Health Awareness Month
In recognition of May 2017 as National Mental Health Awareness Month, and of the 1 in 5 Americans who experience mental illness in a given year, The Heartland Institute is pleased to gather up-to-the-minute writings by Heartland research fellows, policy advisors, editors, and reporters touching the subject of mental health care.
Heartland covers mental health care from two angles, with patients at the center. The first promotes innovation in reaching, treating, and improving the quality of care for mentally ill Americans. The second identifies solutions to public policies obstructing innovation and delivery of mental health services.
Mentally ill patients and their families ought not, and cannot afford, to languish in a tug-of-war between innovation and public policy. We offer these resources as arguments and evidence the surest path to a free mind is a free market.
– Michael Hamilton (firstname.lastname@example.org, @MikeFreeMarket), research fellow and managing editor, Health Care News
Mental Health News, Research, and Commentary by The Heartland Institute
- Tony Corvo, "Mental Health Access Shortages Persist Despite State Political Climates," Health Care News, The Heartland Institute, January 12, 2017.
- Marcus Rech, "For-Profit Mental Health Hospital Outraces Wisconsin Government to Serve Patients," Health Care News, The Heartland Institute, January 4, 2017.
- Matthew Glans, "Government Regulations and the Mental Health Shortage," Research & Commentary, The Heartland Institute, August 24, 2016.
- Justin Haskins, "End these regulations to ease mental health crisis," The [Eastern Iowa] Gazette, June 2, 2016.
- Michael Hamilton, "'Mental Illness Feels Like' States Ought to Remove Barriers to Telehealth," Consumer Power Report, The Heartland Institute, June 2, 2016.
- Justin Haskins, "How to Reduce Oklahoma’s Staggering Suicide Rate: Cut Government Regulations," The Oklahoman, May 13, 2016. Available upon request.
- Justin Haskins, "Do CON Laws Contribute to Suicide?" Somewhat Reasonable, The Heartland Institute, May 4, 2016.
- Justin Haskins, "In Illinois and elsewhere, do state rules drive suicide rates?" Chicago Tribune, May 2, 2016.
- Justin Haskins, "How to slow Michigan's skyrocketing suicide rate," The Detroit News, May 1, 2016.
- Jordan Finney, "Health Care Price Transparency Law Clears Missouri Senate," Heartlander, The Heartland Institute, May 1, 2016.
- Matthew Glans, “Missouri Should Pursue Certificate of Need Reform,” Research and Commentary, The Heartland Institute, April 15, 2016.
- Ben Johnson, “Iowa Gov. Branstad Urges Repeal of State’s Certificate of Need Laws,” Heartlander, The Heartland Institute, April 3, 2016.
- Justin Haskins, “How to reduce Missouri’s high suicide rate: Cut government regulations,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch,March 31, 2016.
- Matthew Glans, “Iowa Should Consider Certificate of Need Reform,” Research and Commentary, The Heartland Institute, March 10, 2016.
- Justin Haskins, “Government Regulations Reduce Access to Mental Health Services,” Consumer Power Report, The Heartland Institute, March 9, 2016.
- Justin Haskins, “The Real Reason Behind High Health Care Costs,” Consumer Power Report, The Heartland Institute, December 2, 2015.
- Greg Scandlen, Consumer Power Report #178, The Heartland Institute, May 18, 2009.