Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart

What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and loneliness now strike people down all over the world. The latest, catastrophic figures for children’s mental health in England reflect a global crisis. There are plenty of secondary […]

Invisibilia

There’s a popular notion that you can change from the outside in, that if you just assume the pose, inner transformation follows. Hanna Rosin and guest producers examine to what extent this is true. Listen to the episode on NPR.

How to Improve Mental Health in America: Raise the Minimum Wage

Mental illnesses are one of the great plagues of mankind. They are the largest cause of disability in the world and responsible for countless suicides. In the U.S., there is bipartisan recognition that, in Senator Chris Murphy’s words, “Mental health care in America is in desperate need of an overhaul.” But even reform efforts with wide spread […]

Medicaid Expansions from 1997 to 2009 Increased Coverage and Improved Access and Mental Health Outcomes for Low-Income Parents

This paper assesses the effects of past Medicaid eligibility expansions to parents (1997-2009) using data from the National Health Interview Survey, and considers implications for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion. We find that expanding Medicaid eligibility increases insurance coverage, reduces unmet needs due to cost and OOP spending, and improves mental health status […]