Iowa Congressman Reply to Letter on Parity for Mental Health Coverage

I realize many of you have probably already received a mass form letter from your congressman about the parity act, but I just wanted to share with you the letter I got from my congressman about the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in […]

Announcement: Virtue Medicine, P.C. in Iowa Offering Free Event: Sound Healing Circle

Virtue Medicine, P.C., Virtue Medicine is offering a free event called Sound Healing Circle coming Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  I just found out about this today and the announcement from Virtue Medicine is: Sound may well have been one of humanity’s most ancient healers, with the use of sacred song […]

Tipping Point for Integrated Care?

This item turned up in my e-mail inbox recently on integrated care, PsychiatryOnline | Psychiatric News | News Article Psychiatrists add value to integrated care, Roger Kathol, MD. There was also another very interesting piece about a psychiatrist who advocates for integrated care. Dr. Lori Raney, MD, of Dolores, Colorado, working closely with a social worker […]

Champions of Integrated Health Care from Diverse Backgrounds

A recent announcement about the appointment of Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W. as director of the federal Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) in July 2012 made me think about the roots of leaders. They come from many places and their drive and passion often enough have their source in their triumph over adversity, PsychiatryOnline | Psychiatric […]

Women in Psychiatry: Dr. Gail E. Robinson, M.D.

I saw this item in Psychiatric News Update, Psychiatric News Update/From the Experts. I was just going to put up a quote on the Quote Corner on Dr. Gail E. Robinson, MD, but the excerpt was too interesting to pass up from the book Women in Psychiatry: Personal Perspectives, APPI.org: Women in Psychiatry (978-1-58562-408-9). Dr. […]