When federal mental healthcare shrunk dramatically a few decades ago, community programs were supposed to take its place. Which are working today, in what ways, and can they be affordably replicated?
At The Gathering Place, holiday cheer and the spirit of giving abound.
Three organizations perfecting nontraditional methods to deliver effective mental health care.
Stories in three cities highlight inspiring programs: best practices for a positive impact in those communities, which could work in others.
PTS, survivor’s guilt and reintegrating into civilian life – these stories illustrate the challenges some vets face, and successful ways they overcome.
Eddie vowed not to let the voices control him and has found a way back to happiness.
Integrated care increases the life expectancy of people with serious mental illness.
An innovative school program is changing outcomes for children in poverty.
Housing can be the first step in rebuilding a life.
A forward thinking judge offers struggling vets the help they deserve.
And we have a winner! The grand finale of Season 2 brings a champion, big laughs, and gratitude. (11:54)
NOLA comics reveal big dreams, high stakes and new jokes. (07:45)
New Orleans comics explore the "miracle of the laugh" and the healing power of comedy.
Dr. Michael Lindsey, on social trauma and mental health in the black community
Finding good friends makes all the difference in the world
Mental health awareness through laughter.
A town comes together to support an unseen population.
LeDarrin finds healing by helping others.
An urban farm transforms a veteran and her community.
Through hard times Selvaughn discovers his way forward.
A specially trained police team answers mental health calls.
He lost a good friend in Iraq, but he’s learning to carry the load.
Four women support each other through postpartum.
Three combat vets find healing through flyfishing.
Veterans hit the open road to ride back into civilian life.
A photographer documents suicide attempt survivors.
Veterans find new ways to serve in Washington DC’s poorest zip code.