A System That Could Be One

July 23, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

To make the CMHC system a reality, we’d need— hold your breath, this can be scary— a national plan that requires stable funding.

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A System That Isn’t One

July 16, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

It makes little sense to criticize our “system” of mental health care, when it’s only a system in some places. In the national sense, it isn’t a system at all, and never has been.

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The Power of Loss Aversion

May 25, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Mike Golic, a former pro football player, was asked to recall his five best-ever performances. He couldn’t. “Ask me about my five worst games,” he countered.

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Cynical? Or Realistic?

May 14, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

The system here isn’t designed to help a sick addict get off (and stay off) alcohol and drugs. It’s designed to process people in accordance with the expectations of society.

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What IS a “Recovery-Friendly” Community?

December 10, 2012 by Cecile

Recovery-friendly communities encourage education, provide support for open communications, and reject assumptions that perpetuate stigma.

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Why Do We Keep Losing Bids?

October 15, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

We’re competitive on price and have all the required services, but for some reason the award goes elsewhere.

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Bupe Dreams

February 6, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

With good controls, I’d say it’s a legit therapeutic option.

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The Innovation Shopper

November 8, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Some will be the sort of folks who insist on using the latest and greatest. Others will represent large purchasers, searching for something that might work on patients who haven’t responded to other methods.

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The Relationship Shopper

November 7, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

It requires a certain personality type – patient, reassuring, unpressuring – to engender trust and establish this sort of relationship in a business context.

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How to Lower Inpatient Dropout Rates

September 24, 2011 by C. Scott McMillin

Picture a boat with two holes in its bottom. Fix one and not the other and the second leaks a little worse than before.

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