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Veterans with mental-health injuries deserve Purple Hearts, too
Posted on May 29 2017
Washington Post

It's time for veterans with mental injuries related to military service to be recognized with the Purple Heart.

Wounded Troops Discharged For Misconduct Often Had PTSD Or T.B.I.
Posted on May 16 2017
New York Times

A  GAO report mandated by Congress has revealed that tens of thousands of wounded troops were kicked out of the armed forces, making them ineligble for benefits designed to ease their transition in returning home from war.

NAMI works to remove stigma from mental illness
Posted on May 15 2017
Cincinnati.com
*NAMI

 NAMI Northern Kentucy's work is profiled. Says Dorothy Best "For me being a part of NAMI is my way of giving back. I'm doing it for my sister."

Emergency department visits for mental health disorders are rising, but follow-up care lags behind
Posted on May 11 2017
Mathematica Policy Research

About one-quarter of patients on Medicaid who visited the emergemcy department for a mental health issue—and about one-third of those who visited with a substance use disorder—did not receive outpatient follow-up care within 30 days.

Pre-existing conditions, high-risk pools and unicorn saddles
Posted on May 10 2017
Independent Record (Helena, Montana)
*NAMI

Commentary by NAMI Montana executive director Matt Kuntz: "High-risk pools were about as valuable for the families I served as unicorn saddless. I was never able to get anyone into a high-risk pool."

'Alarming' rise in children hospitalized with suicidal thoughts or actions
Posted on May 05 2017
CNN

According to new research, the percentage of young children and teens hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or actions in the United States has doubled over nearly a decade, 

The future of mental health care
Posted on May 04 2017
Federal News Radio
*NAMI

NAMI's senior polcy counsel Ron Honberg is interviewed about the Congressional debate over heath care and the implications for mental health--and other issues.                        (60 minutes in length).

For Families of Teens at Suicide Risk, ‘13 Reasons’ Raises Concerns
Posted on May 01 2017
New York Times

A rising chorus of mental health experts contend that too many of the show’s messages on suicide are inaccurate and potentially dangerous.

Raise the bar: Seek justice for those with mental illness
Posted on Apr 09 2017
Florida Sun-Sentinel
*NAMI

Commentary by NAMI CEO Mary Giliberti on the prison death of Darrell Rainey.

Does the Death Penalty Target People Who Are Mentally Ill? We Checked
Posted on Apr 03 2017
Washington Post
*NAMI

 

People who are executed have a far higher rate of mental illness than does the general public. Suicidal tendencies are particularly common

 

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