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Barriers To Treatment

Study calls for better access to mental health services

Many barriers are preventing Rhode Islanders, including refugees and non-English speakers, from receiving the behavioral healthcare they need. Among them: language and cultural differences, stigma, the cost and scope of insurance.

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Coronavirus

Mental Health and the Coronavirus

I’ve been worried my whole life. The anxiety never goes away. It always feels as though something terrible is about to happen. This goes back to my childhood, which was profuse with chaos and uncertainty. Now imagine how COVID-19 is affecting people like me.

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Interview

Mental Health in RI: A System in Crisis

Pam Testoni's first encounter with Rhode Island's mental healthcare system was a day program at Butler Hospital back in 2010 to deal with depression and paranoia. "I went, it was kind of a band aid," said Testoni. That band aid was ripped off two years later.

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