MSNBC.com had two stories on its main page this afternoon that spoke of impending doom. One was about a vast Antartic ice shelf splitting away from the continent, a sign of the pace of global warming (Sorry, but there's no angle for behavioral healthcare I can find there :). The other warned about the future of Medicare and Social Security. My friends and I have already given up on the possibility that Social Security will be around when we retire around 2043. Perhaps I shouldn't expect Medicare benefits either. It's tough for seniors today to get by—doubly so for those with mental illnesses. It looks like a scary (and hot!) future for my generation and those of us who will need behavioral healthcare services financed by the federal government.