What the Data Says

Beacon and The Evidence for Stigma Change

We’ve seen major advancements in American behavioral health care since the Community Mental Health Act of 1963, yet little has changed in the way mental illness and substance use disorders are stigmatized. Despite better treatment options, stigma remains a barrier to care, and for many, meaningful participation in society. Dr. Clarence Jordan, Beacon’s Vice President…

Using Peers to Support Adults with Serious Mental Illness

If you’re a person with a serious mental illness (SMI), you’re more likely to die 25 years earlier than the rest of the population. You’re also less likely to have a regular primary care provider, so you rely on acute inpatient facilities and emergency departments for treatment. The result? Highly costly and fragmented care that…