Day: December 4, 2017

Riker Island Training Center Photo

Visit to Rikers Island

Director of Forensic Psychiatry, Dr. Keelin Garvey, joined June Binney and several other correctional representatives from Massachusetts for a tour of Rikers Island’s mental health programs. Ms. Binney is the Director of Criminal Justice Diversion for NAMI Mass, and serves on the NYC Department of Correction’s Crisis Intervention Team Advisory Board. Dr. Garvey and the …

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Opioid crisis

One must-do fix for addressing the opioid epidemic

Fifty-six years ago, President John F. Kennedy challenged our country to land on the moon, which led to technological breakthroughs improving health, including the CAT scan and programmable pacemakers. Today, we should embrace new technologies to improve mental health and treat addiction with the same sense of urgency. In fact, the final recommendations of the …

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