From Asylums to the Streets: Where Do We Stand on Mental Health Care?

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On ‘What’s Trending,’ host Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss the history of mental health and how closing institutions without adequate support worsened homelessness and put a strain on prisons in present time.

Hidden History

Mental health struggles aren’t new. Past systems hid the problem through institutionalization, making it appear less prevalent.

Broken Promises

The shift away from institutions lacked proper community resources, leading to homelessness and strained prisons.

Accountability Matters

Billions have been spent on mental health, but with limited outcomes. We need better tracking to ensure funds are used effectively.

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At the heart of MHTN - America's pioneering 24/7 Mental Health TV Network - is our editorial team, a dynamic group of professionals united by a shared commitment to transforming the conversation around mental health. Our team is composed of seasoned journalists, mental health experts, researchers, and storytellers, each bringing a wealth of experience and a passion for advocacy.


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