Chicago, IL. Mental illness does not discriminate, but sometimes people do. For those who suffer from a mental illness, the stigma that often accompanies it can be a significant barrier to getting professional, potentially life-saving help. Many children turn to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls because their caregivers suffer from undiagnosed or untreated illnesses […]
Geneva, Switzerland. The World Health Organization has revised its HIV guidelines to recommend that anyone who tests positive for the virus be given antiretroviral drugs immediately, as part of the U.N. agency’s aim to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The new guideline is a significant departure from the U.N. agency’s current recommendation that […]
New York, N.Y. A UNITE HERE report [available at http://bit.ly/AHAcontributions] has uncovered that the American Heart Association (AHA), its leadership, and authors of its guidelines accept large contributions from the pharmaceutical industry. As volunteers for the organization raise money in Heart Walks across the country, the labor union is calling on the AHA to take […]
New York, N.Y. The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are co-sponsoring World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. The theme of this 11th anniversary event is “Stigma: A Major Barrier for Suicide Prevention.” If you are despairing and thinking about suicide, please find crisis centers around the globe […]
New York, N.Y. Death. We don’t like to discuss it in America. Suicide, even less. Fifteen years ago, when my mother Frances Alleman-Luce, a psychologist, starved herself to death in my own home — in front of my own child — I could not bear to share the details of her passing. She told us […]
Southampton, N.Y. Southampton Hospital’s 57th Annual summer gala, chaired by Trustee Jean Remmel FitzSimmons raised over $1.3 million for Southampton Hospital’s Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Ellen Scarborough, Chuck Scarborough. Photo: Lenny Stucker / lennystucker.com. Ellen Scarborough and Chuck Scarborough Emmy Award winning newsman and the evenings Master of ceremonies. […]
Second Annual “Healing Heroes” Motorcycle Ride on September 12, 2015 to benefit Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness in Bluemont, Va.
Washington, D.C. President Harry Truman fought for years to pass a bill to provide low-cost health care for elderly Americans. Yet, it took almost two decades for his ideas to come to fruition: On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid. He honored President […]