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Addressing mental health is vital long after tragedy strikes

Addressing mental health is vital long after tragedy strikes

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 07, 2017

Behavioral health experts say that caring for the mental health of victims and their families after traumatic events like the mass shooting in Las Vegas last week is an essential part of disaster response.

Veterans mental health summit emphasizes community teamwork

By Associated Press  |  September 05, 2017

Of the 20 veterans who die by suicide each day nationwide, only six typically have received healthcare through the VA in the year before their deaths. Manchester VA Medical Center officials want the community's help to identify others.

Mental health providers worry about Harvey's legacy

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 31, 2017

As hurricane rescue and recovery efforts continued this week in Houston, local health officials and providers are determined to apply the lessons learned from past disasters as they address the public health threat challenges expected to arise in the weeks and months ahead.

VA plans mental care for discharged vets, but at what cost?

By Associated Press  |  May 25, 2017

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted new efforts Wednesday to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, even while acknowledging his department isn't seeking additional money to pay for it.

Mental health agencies say they've saved state billions under Medicaid

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  March 22, 2017

A new report by advocates for Michigan's public Medicaid behavioral health system estimates it has saved the state $5.3 billion over the past 18 years, and would save an additional $7.4 billion through 2024 using their patient-centered and integrated care model.

Advocates cheer mental health reforms in 21st Century Cures Act bill

Advocates cheer mental health reforms in 21st Century Cures Act bill

By Harris Meyer  |  December 03, 2016

Congress took an important first step in improving the nation's struggling system of care for millions of Americans suffering from mental illness and drug addiction by including a sweeping package of mental healthcare and addiction treatment reforms as part of the 21st Century Cures Act.

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