Browsing: Fall 2010 Magazine

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0 Life Inside the Human Mind

Throughout our lifetimes, mental health is essential to our overall health. What are the challenges of mental health and cognitive development at different stages of life? How can psychiatric services be made more cost-effective? Current research examines mental health from a variety of perspectives including neurobiology, psychology, and health policy.

0 California’s Mental Health Services Act: Is It Working?

Five years after the Mental Health Services Act established the “millionaire tax” aimed at improving services for Californians with severe mental illness, a panel of experts reflects on the Act’s impact to date and shares predictions about its future.

0 Student Spotlight: LeConté Dill

In the 1940s, LeConté Dill’s grandparents joined the droves of African Americans heading west for better opportunity. Leaving homes in…

0 Alumna Spotlight: Chia-Chia Chien

Schizophrenic, suicidal, bipolar, delusional, and depressed. In her 28-year career treating Berkeley’s mentally ill, Chia-Chia Chien MSW, MPH ’74, saw…