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Discusses the class action lawsuit filed by the New Hampshire chapter of the ACLU on behalf of psychiatric patients being involuntarily held in hospital emergency departments.
The administration on Tuesday allowed states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid, a potentially far-reaching move to address issues from homelessness to violence.
Reports on a new study published in JAMA that shows how the effects of childhood trauma persist and are linked to mental illness and addiction in adulthood. Researchers suggest that it might be more effective to approach trauma as a public health crisis than to limit treatment to individuals.
Discusses the Thousand Oaks gunman’s history of possible PTSD and the fact that there is not a link between mental illness and mass shootings.
Looks at the fact that people with serious mental illness die 10 to 25 years earlier than the general population. In low- and middle-income countries, 90 percent of people with serious mental illnesses are outside the formal health care system. There is growing global evidence that shows how to change these disparities including new care guidelines released by the World Health Organization.
Looks at how everyone experiences anxiety differently, but if you've ever been around someone who is having a panic attack, suggesting "Try not to worry" is not the best idea.
In January 2017, Aetna commissioned an independent evaluation to determine whether certain social determinant-of-health-related interventions offered by Mercy Care, including its scattered site housing program, reduced cost and improved health outcomes for people with a serious mental illness designation. Approximately 600 individuals enrolled in the scattered site housing program met the study criteria and were included in the analysis.
“Everything going OK?” It’s a simple question, one 22nd Judicial District Judge Peter Garcia asks each of the dozen or so people who appear before him at his behavioral health court every week. Advocates say this alternative court, which recognizes how a person with mental illness may struggle to comply with court probation, is what many in Louisiana need but only a few receive.
Human capital is the most valuable resource in our economy. As we recognize neurological and emotional diversity in all of its forms, workplace cultures need to make room for the wide range of emotions we experience. We need more flexibility, sensitivity, and open-mindedness from employers. The same treatment and attention they’d give to a broken bone or maternity leave. Because when people get the space and the support they need, it can change their careers, and their lives.
The show is embracing Toby's struggles, and it's not depicting depression or mental issues as a stereotype.
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