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Passion for Change: Breaking the stigma of mental illness
Welcome to Passion for Change . . .
Passion for Change is organized exclusively for research, advocacy and education in the mental health field, with breaking the stigma of mental illness as its major focus.
Passion for Change is designed to address issues and provide solutions both locally and with a national scope.
Medicaid Expansion Rally in Columbus - April 11, 2013
"Spent a total of five hours on a bus today and several hours standing in the rain to represent Passion for Change as part of the Mental Health Advocacy
Coalition. We joined about 1,500 advocates from around the state on the steps of the State House in Columbus, as we rallied for Medicaid Expansion
"There is significant misinformation out there on Medicaid Expansion. I've been to two presentations on this--one of which provided extensive research
on the number crunching--and the Expansion is an absolutely positive initiative for the state in every way. If Ohio does not accept its share of the federal funding, our tax dollars will be given to the states who opt in.
"Our Republican governor and the hospitals serving the poor are absolutely for the initiative."
- Marilyn Mongeon Quill, PFC President & CEO
States that opt not to expand their Medicaid rolls when that option becomes available next year under the Affordable Care Act may be courting disaster, because at the same time the federal government will begin to reduce—ultimately by 50 percent—the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments that general hospitals receive for care of the uninsured. So states that do not expand Medicaid rolls to those earning 133 percent of the federal poverty level will continue to bear the burden of care for the uninsured, but with substantially less federal DSH support. And since a great many of those uninsured are psychiatric patients, the funding shortfall is likely to fall heavily on the care of mentally ill individuals.
-- Psychiatric News Alert, April 9, 2013
A Vision of Breaking the Stigma:
“I have a vision that goes like this: In this new century, mentally ill people will have the science, the organized voting strength, and the means to leave our ghettos of isolation behind us. We will finally join with the mainstream community, where we’ll be able to live as individuals and not as a group of people who are known and feared by the names of our illness."
"The day the voices stopped: A memoir of madness and hope
What is "Stigma"?
“A person who is stigmatized is a person whose social identity, or membership in some social category, calls into question his or her full humanity—the person is devalued, spoiled, or flawed in the eyes of others.”
Hebl & Kleck (2002), a definition currently having “high consensus among social psychologists,” advanced by Crocker, Major and Steele.
To contact us:
Passion for Change, 28263 Center Ridge Road, Suite E-12, Westlake, OH 44145-3846, USA
Voice: 216.496.3295 Fax: 440.899.9394 Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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