Jason Kander left politics to treat his PTSD. His new mission? Helping fellow vets
Earlier this week, Veteran's Community Project announced that Kander will help lead the nonprofit's national expansion.
Jul 21, 2019 01:54 UTC Read More
Co-responders: Section 12 in practice
PITTSFIELD — There are two types of Section 12 orders: those empowering first responders to transport a person to a hospital for a mental health evaluation,…
Jul 20, 2019 23:02 UTC Read More
Streetwise clinician helps bring more humane approach to police calls in Berkshires
Heat lightning flashed against the night sky as Richard Collins and three Pittsfield Police officers descended on a Memorial Drive home. The lights were on and…
Jul 20, 2019 22:59 UTC Read More
Mental health 'therapy guarantee' initiative reaches 50K target
A citizens' initiative to ensure swift access to mental health services has received enough signatures to be heard in parliament.
Jul 20, 2019 10:34 UTC Read More
2 council members disagree with Caldwell on how to use funds for the homeless
Two Honolulu City Council members say they disagree with a decision by Mayor Kirk Caldwell's administration to use $4.5 million in state funds to help house…
Jul 20, 2019 10:04 UTC Read More
New crisis unit open; fee draws questions
The Northwest Arkansas Crisis Stabilization Unit is open and providing mental health services, although Washington County officials acknowledged some local…
Jul 20, 2019 07:33 UTC Read More
Bad omen: Even the Catholics are growing frustrated with Seattle’s efforts on homelessness
A series of damaging incidents at St. James Cathedral, Seattle's largest Catholic church, has the pastor there calling out the city — and worrying whether the…
Jul 20, 2019 01:59 UTC Read More
Erie County board aims to provide better treatment in jails
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Local lawmakers on Friday officially signed a law that establishes a new Erie County Corrections Specialist Advisory board. The hope is that…
Jul 20, 2019 01:33 UTC Read More
Bed shortage leaves mentally incompetent inmates in limbo
OROVILLE — Despite being found incompetent to stand trial, Samuel Eugene Johnson sits in the Butte County Jail, waiting for a bed to open at a California…
Jul 20, 2019 00:16 UTC Read More
Manitoba Liberals release addictions plan, secure vocal advocate to run in Brandon East
The Manitoba Liberal Party released its plan Friday to tackle addictions in Manitoba if elected in September's vote — the same day it announced a vocal…
Jul 20, 2019 00:04 UTC Read More
Art therapy transforms mental health of 25-year-old with cerebral palsy 'A powerful tool'
The 25-year-old has cerebral palsy and has suffered with anorexia, depression, bullying and domestic abuse for years. Art therapy has transformed her life by…
Jul 19, 2019 23:00 UTC Read More
Unfilled psychiatric posts 'causing delays'
One hundred permanent psychiatric consultant posts across Ireland's mental health services are currently either empty or only temporarily filled, according to the…
Jul 19, 2019 22:59 UTC Read More
Leana Wen: Why I Left Planned Parenthood
I believe abortion is about health care, not politics. Many of my colleagues disagreed.
Jul 19, 2019 20:33 UTC Read More
100+ artificial intelligence companies to know in healthcare 2019
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are quickly becoming an integral part of healthcare delivery.
Jul 19, 2019 20:20 UTC Read More
Hope Network aims to treat whole patient 2019-07-19
Health care leaders and providers are increasingly seeing a cultural change toward care that focuses on the whole person. Hope Network, which offers…
Jul 19, 2019 19:31 UTC Read More
How Do You Fit 255 Mentally Ill Inmates into 16 Acute-Care Beds?
There are currently 821 mentally ill inmates statewide who are deemed incompetent to stand trial but are stuck in California jails waiting to receive treatment in…
Jul 19, 2019 18:56 UTC Read More
ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Mindfulness Supported by Medication. Category: Columns
In my three-plus decades since I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia, I've found that meditation and/or mindfulness will not cure the condition. Meditation and…
Jul 19, 2019 18:50 UTC Read More
Help for Students in Recovery
Tufts is collaborating with The Haven at College to provide drug and alcohol treatment and recovery support services, and an on-campus recovery residence.
Jul 19, 2019 17:58 UTC Read More
RIT Releases Report on Student Mental Health, Well-being
The Rochester Institute of Technology has released the results of a report focusing on student mental health and well-being. A task force was charged with…
Jul 19, 2019 17:20 UTC Read More
Sarah Markham: Tracking trends in mental health provision to improve outcomes
New publicly available data tool: Mental Health Watch, is already helping to identify issues in mental health provision on a local and national level, says Sarah…
Jul 19, 2019 16:53 UTC Read More
NCAD Spotlight: Understanding LGBTQ Inclusive vs. LGBTQ Affirmative Treatment Programs
In 1979, the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Alcoholism Professionals (NALGAP) was formed with three goals in mind: Advocate for good…
Jul 19, 2019 16:30 UTC Read More
Losing Medicaid Coverage Leads to Reduced Use of Healthcare among Adults with Mental Health Disorders
For Medicaid enrollees with mental health disorders, losing Medicaid coverage leads to lasting reductions in overall healthcare use, and in outpatient mental…
Jul 19, 2019 13:59 UTC Read More
Mark Anthony Smith overdue for mental health treatment
TWO psychiatrists who assessed a man accused of murdering his roommate by strangling him to death in a Townsville car park, have disagreed whether…
Jul 19, 2019 13:59 UTC Read More
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