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Archive: December 2020

Student Post: Policing Term ‘Excited Delirium’ Should Not Justify Risky Ketamine Use

December 22, 2020

By De’Ja Wood

This summer, the murder of George Floyd seized national attention and sparked protests and discourse about police violence across the country. The ongoing discussion about police brutality led to an online petition calling for Colorado government agencies … Continue Reading →

Wilson Center Faculty Editorial: Legalizing Marijuana has Pros and Cons

December 15, 2020

The Greensboro News & Record ran an editorial this weekend from Dr. Marvin Swartz and Dr. Allison Robertson, Professor and Assistant Professor, respectively, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University.

From the article:

Recent elections brought resurgent national interest … Continue Reading →

Wilson Center’s Dr. Marvin Swartz Helps with New Mental Health Crisis App

November 16, 2020

Dr. Marvin Swartz, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University and part of the Wilson Center’s Behavioral Health Core, served as a consultant for a new My Mental Health Crisis Plan app and SAMHSA’s psychiatric advanced directive … Continue Reading →

ADA Event Panelists Discuss Vital Protections for Disabled People, Concerning Future for Law

October 26, 2020

By: Jeremy Yu

When George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act into law in 1990, he famously said “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.” In celebration this year of the 30th anniversary of this … Continue Reading →

Join Us at Virtual Event Celebrating 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

October 20, 2020

This year marks the 30th anniversary of President George H.W. Bush signing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. Join us later this week for a panel Q&A exploring the past, present and future of the ADA, and how … Continue Reading →

Celebrating National Recovery Month through Awareness of Psychiatric Advance Directives

September 25, 2020

By Dr. Marvin Swartz

National Recovery Month is a national observance every September to educate Americans that persons with behavioral health disorders can live healthy and rewarding lives. Recovery month is also an opportunity to reflect on the struggle to … Continue Reading →

CSJ’s Dr. Marvin Swartz Discusses Police Misconduct, Reform in New Guest Post

August 20, 2020

Dr. Marvin Swartz brought some needed attention on a form of police misconduct that’s remained mostly out of the spotlight in a new guest post on NC Policy Watch.

The post, titled, “Concerns about police misconduct should spur reform, funding … Continue Reading →