Publick Occurences Forum

By G. WAYNE MILLERG. WAYNE MILLER The Providence Journal JOURNAL STAFF WRITER gwmiller@providencejournal.com Published: November 06 2014 11:32 PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island’s system of community mental health care is flawed, fragmented and underfunded — hardly the national model it was some three decades ago. Many people who need help, particularly many who are poor and


Reaching Out with MHA of RI

By Paul Davis of The Providence Journal Journal Staff Writer pdavis@providencejournal.com Published: November 01 2014 11:20 PROVIDENCE — In the dark corners, weedy lots and cemetery plots in South Providence, another world exists. It is a hidden place, where homeless men and women battle schizophrenia, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and childhood trauma. They live just


MHA on History of MH in RI

As public system changes, many residents experiencing mental illness pay the price. MHA of RI Executive Director Susan C. Jacobsen reflects on the proud history of the community mental health system and bemoans the budget cuts that have dismantled what was once a national example of best practices. Read more here.


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