L.A. County moves closer to consolidating health agencies

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 16, 2015

Los Angeles County voted this past week to further consider the integration of its public health and mental health agencies its Department of Health Services, which runs the county's hospitals and clinics. But mental health advocates are concerned that mental health treatment won't be a major...

Kaiser mental health staff plans California strike

By Associated Press  |  January 03, 2015

Hundreds of Kaiser Permanente's mental health professionals plan to go on a weeklong strike in California starting Jan. 12 to protest what they say is the health care provider's failure to offer timely, quality mental healthcare.

Miami sentencing adds to prison toll from major mental health fraud scheme

By Lisa Schencker  |  December 09, 2014

Licensed nursing assistant Rodolfo Santaya was sentenced in Miami to 150 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $18.2 million in restitution in connection with a Miami mental health company accused of fraudulently billing Medicare, according to the Justice Department.

Book details strange saga of Texas brain collection

Book details strange saga of Texas brain collection

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 06, 2014

When Scientific American asked photographer Adam Voorhes to photograph a human brain stored at the University of Texas at Austin, he knew he was in for a peculiar assignment.

New York's de Blasio to spend $130 million to help mentally ill

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 05, 2014

Behavioral health and criminal justice advocates are praising New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's attempt to help mentally ill people caught in a cycle of arrests and incarceration get treatment instead.

Problems at Waco VA draw attention from Congress

By Associated Press  |  October 18, 2014

A Texas congressman says Veteran Affairs mental health research will be reviewed after a newspaper found millions of squandered dollars at a Waco facility just as brain injuries were spiking among U.S. service members.

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