As part of AHA’s recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Rebecca Chickey, AHA’s senior director for behavioral health services, writes about the “People Matter, Words Matter” series of posters and the importance of using “person-first” language in behavioral health care settings. As a part of the Telling the Hospital Story initiative, Robin Conyers, vice president of behavioral health services at CHI health, discusses how the health system is using the posters to encourage person-first language in all aspects of health care. 

Related News Articles

Headline
Overall health does not fit neatly into individual buckets, which is why today's caregivers are designing treatment plans that integrate behavioral and…
Headline
The Department of Health and Human Services June 4 announced the addition of 10 states into its Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Medicaid…
Headline
In the current issue of AHA's Trustee Insights newsletter, Arpan Waghray, M.D., CEO of Providence’s Well Being Trust and a former chair of AHA’s Behavioral…
Headline
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention May 29 published a blog co-authored by AHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the…
Headline
The AHA commented May 28 on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed rule for the inpatient psychiatric facility prospective payment system…
Headline
Behavioral health conditions among older populations are often underrecognized, undertreated and stigmatized, according to the World Health Organization. Learn…