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The Decline in Access to Mental Health care for Low-Income Americans

By Nisma Gabobe Published September 29, 2016

There is an increasing lack of access to mental health care for low-income Americans as major insurance companies continue to pull out of Obamacare. Despite the growing problems of suicide and drug overdose in this country, there is a continued disparity between services in mental and medical care, which lowers the health and thus the quality of life prospects of low-income Americans with mental illness as the need for mental care is ignored in favor of medical care.


How Ithaca May Lead the Way in Solving America's Heroin Crisis

By Nisma Gabobe Published March 23, 2016

The controversial legislation proposed by Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick would establish the first government supervised heroin injection facility in the United States. While this proposal is receiving plenty of backlash, current policies are failing to contain the heroin epidemic and these new rehabilitative and preventative measures have been effective in other countries.