Trauma-based & Family Psychotherapy For Angry, Anxious, Depressed, and Frustrated Families

The Connection Between Violence and Mental Illness

Photo Credit-MatchStickFriday morning, January 25, the Treatment Advocacy Center Policy Director Brian Stettin appeared on “Radio Times,” a live call-in program on Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate, WHYY (90.9 FM) to discuss the need for reform in the mental health system. Joe Rogers, President of the Mental Health Association of Pennsylvania, and Mark Salzer, Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University also participated.

The topic of debate during the first few minutes of the discussion focused on the link between mental illness and violence. Anti-stigma supporters are adamant about the recent media coverage regarding the portrayal of mental illness being connected to violence. Supporters of stigma movements are coming out of the woodwork to disavowal this portrayal. However, by doing this, supporters of anti-stigma movements could be contributing more to the problem than the solution.

However, supporters of gun reform and assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) have been pegged perpetrators of stigma. As a result, people afraid of unnecessary stigma associated with mental illness are closing their ears to the real problem haunting society.

Listen to the broadcast or download here

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As always, I wish you well
Tàmara 
 
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As we get closer to the middle of May states across the nation are passing laws, reducing restrictions, and enacting new regulations to help support the transition from stay-at-home orders to the normal flow of life again.

Unfortunately, Gov. Wolf hasn't reduced the mask wearing restrictions in Allegheny County. However, he has announced most of Western PA will be moving to the yellow phase beginning May 15. This means that we can slowly regain some normalcy.

But until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated Anchored Child & Family Counseling will remain closed. I will be making small transitions back to the office over the course of summer and seeing some clients in-person based on need.The office will be open starting June 17, 2020 with the goal of remaining open until/if state laws change in response to Corona virus restrictions.

In the meantime, I will be continuing teletherapy sessions until mid-June. My office assistant and I will be monitoring your insurance policy to ensure that you will be covered for teletherapy and that your copayments will be waived. At this time, it appears that all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy.

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Thank you

Tamara

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Licensed Child & Family Therapist
National Board Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Trauma Therapist

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