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Legislators decry adequate mental health funding at town hall event

Republican efforts to kill Obamacare, the impact of a new federal tax plan, efforts to institute a new immigration policy and continuing state fiscal challenges were among subjects addressed Friday at ... read more

How a Booming City Can Be More Equitable

The trend is taking a wider and wider toll: A 2017 study by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene showed that people ... Should cities go rogue, the state legislature can yank fund... read more

Web-only letters to the editor, March 2

I attended the meeting in Clintonville along with over a thousand other people who are genuinely concerned about the future of their health care. As emphasized by the speakers at this event, adequate ... read more

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Q&A with the Rapid City Council and school board candidates

The mayor plans to present two options, from the Task Forces findings, at several town hall meetings. Once complete ... Those with disabilities, those with mental health problems and the elderly. They ... read more

Empty Bowls

Juneau’s Empty Bowls event takes place from 5-7 p.m., today, April 22, at Centennial Hall. Ticket price of $30 includes ... Call your legislator and voice your support for funding in the FY11 state Me... read more

Democratic gubernatorial, congressional candidates take part in Clarinda forum

The event was held at Wibholm Hall in Clarinda. Gubernatorial candidates included ... He says increased access to mental health care is at the top of his agenda. “Our campaign theme is Let’s Be Iowa,” ... read more

Concern, hope surround mental health funding

Sam Brownback’s task force on mental health said that while the state must hold the mental health system accountable with specific performance measures, it also must “ensure adequate funding is ... th... read more

'Epidemic Ignored': Oklahoma treats its mental health system without care

And with that deluge of people came a need for a mental health ... put more funding, and put in best practices, and put in best systems of care because this is a very important issue for the state of ... read more

Iowa’s mental health gaps

It is an issue that has driven Iowans to public events and town ... mental health institutions in 2014 without having adequate community-based services ready for patients who had been treated in those ... read more

Lewis County legislators approve $63,000 in agency funding

Myers, Double Play’s executive director, said his agency is partnering with Mental Health and Mountain View ... he promised not to seek further county funding for five years and requested that the Leg... read more

City to invest in mental health to reduce violence at Rikers Island jail

These reforms, backed by funding in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget, represent the first investments in the health care provided ... be good if all the mental observation units had the staffin... read more



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