A-10 Thunderbolts and Crisis: What Happens With Precision and Focus?

2016-01-28_20-32-08“Hey, look! It’s a pair of A-10 Thunderbolts!” The distinctive buzzing hum of the planes’ turbofan blades distinguished them as “Warthogs” well before I could make them out. The four of us stood in the parking lot of ConnectionsAZ Crisis Response Center and admired these marvels as they lined up in the sky above us for landing at Tucson’s nearby Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Read more

Defend the Alamo: Crisis Mental Health Care Must Be Transformed

shutterstock_9835540Vastly outnumbered. Ill equipped. Foraging for resources. The nation’s Emergency Departments are the Alamo of mental health access and care.

The recent headline was not surprising: “8 in 10 ER Docs Say Mental Health System Is Not Working for Patients.” The survey by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) of 32,000 physicians, residents and medical students working in hospital emergency departments concluded that Read more

The Bugs and the Bees: Mental Health Really Matters for All of Us

shutterstock_262155599As we kick off 2016, it’s time to sit down and have that awkward “bugs and bees” talk. We cannot put it off any longer. It’s time to explain why mental health really matters for all of us.

Business leaders are not unacquainted with the negative impact of mental health. In any given week, nearly half a million Canadians are unable to work due to mental health problems. Read more