Turning to telemedicine for prisoners' mental health treatment

Turning to telemedicine for prisoners' mental health treatment

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  January 06, 2018

Just as rural populations are turning to telemedicine, so too are state correctional systems. They're using the technology not only for the physical health of the incarcerated but for mental health as well.

North Carolina officials taking over mental health agency

By Associated Press  |  November 28, 2017

North Carolina health department officials temporarily took over a regional managed-care mental health agency Monday because of "serious financial mismanagement" by its leaders in the wake of state reviews criticizing its spending and executive pay.

Minnesota hospital won't take patients committed by a court

By Associated Press  |  November 06, 2017

State officials worry that the hospital's decision to only accept patients who seek voluntary psychiatric treatment to its 16-bed behavioral health center — not patients who are involuntarily ordered to such care by the courts — might lead other private hospitals to do the same.

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.


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