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Just Mental Health

Just Mental Health

By Juan J Bacigalupi
A podcast that explores how the law treats and mistreats mental illness
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Episode 5 - The ADA and Mental Health in 5 minutes
In this month's episode, we try to boil down how the ADA applies to mental health issues into just a couple of minutes. We discuss what the ADA is, how it applies to mental illness, and what the Supreme Court had to say in Olmstead v. L.C. Thanks for tuning in. 
February 2, 2021
Episode 4 - Possible Policy Changes Under President-Elect Biden
Happy New Year one and all. In this, the first episode of 2021, I want to take a look at some of the policy changes that will be coming under President-Elect Joe Biden. Check it out, give it a listen, and feel free to let me know what you think. 
January 4, 2021
Episode 3 - Decriminalizing Mental Illness
In this month's episode, we examine some of the ideas and policy solutions meant to decriminalize mental illness. Specifically, we discuss crisis intervention training for law enforcement, mental health courts and diversion programs, and reforming mental health care for those already in the prison system.  
December 7, 2020
Episode 2 - 988
In this month's episode, we take a look at the recent designation of 988 as the new suicide hotline and mental health crisis line, a change that will start in 2022.  
November 2, 2020
Parity and Possibilities
Welcome to the first episode of Just Mental Health, the podcast that explores how the law treats and mistreats mental health issues. In this inaugural episode, I ramble for a bit about the Mental Health Parity law that was recently passed in California.  Sources:
October 5, 2020
Trailer for Just Mental Health
Trailer #1 for Just Mental Health, a new podcast that will explore how the law has treated and mistreated mental illness. New episodes will start coming out at the beginning of October, so stay tuned. 
September 18, 2020