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State leaders eye more money for bully battle

The governor sought $50 million last year for mental-health ... suicide. Advocates raised concerns that the current law doesn't have enough teeth in making schools comply, and that reporting standards ... read more


Over the last 10 years the percentage of the county budget allocated to mental health services ... in the state of Iowa. The challenge comes as the need for county services grows. During the budgeting ... read more

Here's the full transcript of Gov. Laura Kelly's 2019 State of the State address

We must keep our eyes fixed on the task ... expanded Medicaid. Child advocates support Medicaid expansion as a means of keeping vulnerable parents healthy. If low-income Moms and Dads can afford treat... read more

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Maine legislators pass emergency bill to address state psychiatric hospital problems

Paul LePage in May, which expands the resources available, including adding 14 new mental health workers to a 32-bed mental health unit inside the state prison in Warren ... “We need to do this but we ... read more

The extraordinary therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs, explained

Rick Doblin, a longtime advocate ... state of the individual. Mostly, patients are lying on the couch with a sleep mask covering their eyes. Cosimano, Davis, and other clinical guides act as lodestars ... read more

New Minnesota law will get mentally ill out of jails, into treatment faster

A new law that will streamline the screening process for mentally ill jail inmates could drastically shrink the amount of time they spend in Minnesota jails without treatment. Advocates ... the larges... read more

State reports show widespread failures in mental health treatment

One patient suffered a traumatic eye socket injury and the other required staples to close a head laceration. • In March, a state survey found that ... From her position as a mental health advocate, D... read more

South Florida 100: New governor takes office; Amendment 4 kicks in; homeless court debuts

DeSantis is in the process ... mental health issues of which four percent were extremely serious. People afflicted tend to be poorer and unable to hold a job, more likely to be victims of crime, far m... read more

Attorney general approves Beth-Israel, Lahey Health merger

Advocates for low-income communities had opposed the merger and the state Health Policy Commission ... We will continue to keep a watchful eye on this and other health care transactions and take actio... read more

San Antonio became a national leader in mental health care by working together as a community.

Under Sabo’s watchful eye ... rejected two budget amendments pushed by mental health advocates, including one requesting $210,000 to develop a crisis center and jail diversion program in Middlesex Cou... read more

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