Alumni, Community and Student Engagement Initiatives

Further Mental Health Disparities for Marginalized Populations

For those of us who work in urban settings we struggle everyday against teachers, schools, and individuals who strive to falsely label people, especially the most vulnerable among us; as ADHD, BiPolar, or whatever label best positions them to control the behavior or station of the person(s) that’s making their life a little more difficult.

Now a federally funded research study has finally shown what has been obvious to mental health professionals for a long time…poor children are likelier than their middle class counterparts to be perscribed antipsychotics. See the link below for the complete article from the New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/12/health/12medicaid.html

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