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Congressional action needed to address mental-health crisis, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the CEO of a community hospital in North Carolina, I and my staff are challenged professionally, ethically and emotionally by the dire plight of mental-health patients in our community.
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CMS dispenses $60 million in outreach grants
By Paul Demko | September 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Ninety organizations in 34 states will receive $60 million in federal grants to help with outreach efforts during the second open enrollment period under the federal healthcare law, the CMS announced Monday.
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Washington state Supreme Court grants stay on psychiatric boarding ban
By Associated Press | September 06, 2014
The Washington state Supreme Court on Friday unanimously agreed to give the state more time to find beds in psychiatric hospitals for mentally ill patients who have been involuntarily committed because they were a danger to themselves or others.
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Costs block millions from seeking mental-health treatment
By Virgil Dickson | September 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Millions did not seek treatment for mental-health and substance-abuse issues last year, not because they didn't want to address their problems, but because they lacked insurance coverage or couldn't afford it, according to a report released Thursday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...
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Mary Lou Mastro: seeking to erase the stigma of mental illness
By Mike Mitka | August 29, 2014
Too often, individuals facing mental health issues feel shame and are reluctant to seek help, fearing stigmatization. Mary Lou “Lou” Mastro has spent much of her career working to change that dynamic.
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Obama to announce mental-health initiatives for vets
By Associated Press | August 26, 2014
Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans.
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Washington governor works to ease mental health bed shortage
By Associated Press | August 23, 2014
Gov. Jay Inslee has approved spending as much as $30 million to start meeting a state Supreme Court order to add more psychiatric evaluation and treatment beds around the state, officials said Friday.
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Williams' death sheds light on mental-health issues
By Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the recent blog post “Robin Williams' death a wake-up call for mental health workers” (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 12), as a lifelong advocate and mental healthcare provider, I, on behalf of my colleagues, applaud the efforts of storytellers and journalists such as John N.
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Judge sides with Boston Globe in mental health patient profile
By Melanie Evans | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Both Steward Health Care System and the Boston Globe are claiming they got what they wanted in a recent court ruling in which the healthcare system sued the Globe regarding an article which had not yet been published.
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