January 2019 Key Update is Here

The January 2019 Key Update is now on the (virtual) newsstand: The Key Update

Read scary stuff: how dangerous psychiatric hospitals are still accredited, and how the FDA reclassified ECT equipment into a lower-risk category despite decades of advocacy to prevent it!

There are exciting webinars (one tomorrow—January 24—and two on January 29); a great technical assistance opportunity from BRSS TACS (deadline January 31 at 8 p.m. ET); the launch of the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems; vital information on how parents with psychiatric diagnoses are at high risk of losing their children and how they can prevent this; opportunities to participate in important research; a great video podcast (Psychosis 365); the benefits of abandoning seclusion and restraint (as well the health benefits of tidying up and of walking in the park); some comic relief; the monthly digest of articles about the criminal justice system, in which many people with mental health conditions are incarcerated; and more! Read it here!

Janine Weeks