An Alternative Form of Mental Health Care Gains a Foothold

Benedict Carey, NY Times journalist, gives readers an incredible at “Open Dialogue,” a budding mental health treatment technique.

Excerpt: “For the first time in this country, experts say, psychiatry’s critics are mounting a sustained, broadly based effort to provide people with practical options, rather than solely alleging abuses like overmedication and involuntary restraint… The Open Dialogue approach involves a team of mental health specialists who visit homes and discuss the crisis with the affected person — without resorting to diagnostic labels or medication, at least in the beginning” (Carey, 2016).

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Carey, Benedict. “An Alternative Form of Mental Health Care Gains a Foothold.” The New York Times. 2016. Accessed October 03, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/09/health/psychiatrist-holistic-mental-health.html.
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