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Building a More Compassionate Society

Eric Green, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, Certified School Counselor, will present two Webinars under the auspices of AMHF.

American Mental Health Foundation to Conduct First Two Interactive Webinars in Its 90-year History, Offering CEU Certification

Dr. Eric Green and The American Mental Health Foundation invite you to participate in two interactive Webinars: September 5, 2014,”Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy with Adults:Toward Self-healing and Renewal” Provides the overview, research support, and step-by-step protocol for mental-health clinicians to begin the process of successfully and competently integrating various disciplines of the expressive […]

AMHF calls your attention to the causes and management of epilepsy.

Purple Day

Today, March 26, 2014, is International Purple Day. AMHF joins all families, foundations, and health-care providers on the front lines in raising the flag of Epilepsy Awareness. Epilepsy, which derives from the ancient Greek meaning “to seize,” is a condition of the brain and nervous system. It is caused by lesions in the brain and […]

AMHF executive director Evander Lomke, with an interested party, at Poster Session IV. (Photo by Amanda Torres)

AMHF Attended the 53rd Annual Meeting of NEPA as Well as NECTOP

AMHF executive director Evander Lomke displayed on the history of the foundation and grants awarded during Poster Session IV, third-floor student lounge of Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on October 19, 2013. This community-college setting was surprisingly—even startlingly—impressive. The high-energy meetings of the New England Psychological Association (fifty-third annual conference of NEPA) and Northeast […]

Lucy Winer explores her decades-old emotional connection to a now-abandoned mental hospital.

Extraordinary Documentary on a Mental Institution

I have had the opportunity to view an extraordinary documentary entitled King’s Park. Here is what Oliver Sacks has to say: “A brave, compelling look at the life of a state mental hospital and those whose lives it has touched. Lucy Winer has thought long and hard about the subject, and brings to her film […]


The Passing of a Great Man

Ivan K. Goldberg, MD, passed away on November 26, 2013. He was seventy-nine years old. Many considered Dr. Goldberg—I always called him “Dr. Ivan”—to be a psychiatrist-psychopharmacologist who was in a class by himself: world class. He was a one-doctor Mayo Clinic, working from an unpretentious, studious-cluttered office on the Upper East Side of New […]

A national trend: Moving elders out of nursing homes and qualifying for Medicaid

The Trend toward Moving Elders out of Institutions

Since April 2013 in Washington, D.C., fifty-eight people have been relocated: from nursing homes to their real homes. These transitions are part of a program, under the auspices of the DC Office on Aging, called Nursing Home Transition. Individuals who qualify for Medicaid received funded services at home. For those who do not, the Office […]

Important bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senator Stabenow of Michigan

Stabenow-Blunt Excellence in Mental Health Act

The following text is adapted from a press release of Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow. AMHF applauds the efforts behind this enlightened legislation. In mid-December 2013, the United States Senate Finance Committee approved the bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health Act, authored by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), to expand access to community mental-health […]