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Legislators decry adequate mental health funding at town hall event

Legislators and others talk about the challenges to providing mental health care services Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 during Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center's 17th annual town hall meeting at the ... 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

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

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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

Town hall on gun reform attracts a like-minded crowd in Tampa

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Official: Funding boost for Kansas mental hospital in works

Sam Brownback will push for another boost in funding for the state's two mental hospitals and could propose pay raises of up to 10 percent for some of their workers, a top social services official sai... read more

Few Republicans hold town halls after health care vote

but only a handful of Republicans have scheduled public events to plug their recent legislative accomplishment. By ABC News’ latest count, fewer than 20 House Republicans (out of 238 GOP members), pla... read more

Mental Health 2020

Mental health care providers and advocates in Kansas are recommending a series of statewide reforms, and we hope incoming legislators ... Mental Health 2020 calls for more psychiatry residents at the ... 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

Western Kansas mental hospital workers decry short staffing

TOPEKA — Two employees of the state's mental hospital in western Kansas told legislators Monday that staffing shortages ... Kyle Nuckolls, a mental health technician at Larned State Hospital, and Lyne... read more

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