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Co-responders: Section 12 in practice
PITTSFIELD — There are two types of Section 12 orders: those empowering first responders to transport a person to a hospital for a mental health evaluation,…
Jul 20, 2019 23:02 UTC Read More

Streetwise clinician helps bring more humane approach to police calls in Berkshires
Heat lightning flashed against the night sky as Richard Collins and three Pittsfield Police officers descended on a Memorial Drive home. The lights were on and…
Jul 20, 2019 22:59 UTC Read More

A Colorado war veteran lost parental rights to her children through a rarely-scrutinized legal process. Now she’s asking the state Supreme Court to intercede.
When Ashley checked herself into a homeless shelter for female veterans, she had the well being of her two young children in mind. Her symptoms from…
Jul 20, 2019 17:38 UTC Read More

Public access to SWIFT Center drawing near
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The Port of Skagit is allowing limited public access to the Sedro-Woolley Innovation for Tomorrow (SWIFT) Center.
Jul 20, 2019 14:59 UTC Read More

A Colorado war veteran lost parental rights to her children through a rarely-scrutinized legal process. Now she’s asking the state Supreme Court to intercede.
If Ashley had abused or neglected her children while they were in her care, she would have had access to a bevy of state resources: a caseworker, a treatment…
Jul 20, 2019 13:59 UTC Read More

Mental health 'therapy guarantee' initiative reaches 50K target
A citizens' initiative to ensure swift access to mental health services has received enough signatures to be heard in parliament.
Jul 20, 2019 10:34 UTC Read More

HBKU Press's QScience publishes research on negative effects of mental health stigma in Qatar
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The PeninsulaDOHA: HBKU Press's academic platform QScience.com has recently published a research article exploring the neg.
Jul 20, 2019 10:05 UTC Read More

2 council members disagree with Caldwell on how to use funds for the homeless
Two Honolulu City Council members say they disagree with a decision by Mayor Kirk Caldwell's administration to use $4.5 million in state funds to help house…
Jul 20, 2019 10:04 UTC Read More

Local educators react to state budget News, Sports, Jobs
As the state budgeting process wound up, school district leaders in Washington County began looking at where their districts stand for state financial support i.
Jul 20, 2019 04:21 UTC Read More

Bad omen: Even the Catholics are growing frustrated with Seattle’s efforts on homelessness
A series of damaging incidents at St. James Cathedral, Seattle's largest Catholic church, has the pastor there calling out the city — and worrying whether the…
Jul 20, 2019 01:59 UTC Read More

Erie County board aims to provide better treatment in jails
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Local lawmakers on Friday officially signed a law that establishes a new Erie County Corrections Specialist Advisory board. The hope is that…
Jul 20, 2019 01:33 UTC Read More

Mental health among prisoners must be addressed, says Flanagan
Psychiatrists and psychologists needed on prison staffs, Minister tells Finnish meeting.
Jul 20, 2019 00:12 UTC Read More

Art therapy transforms mental health of 25-year-old with cerebral palsy 'A powerful tool'
The 25-year-old has cerebral palsy and has suffered with anorexia, depression, bullying and domestic abuse for years. Art therapy has transformed her life by…
Jul 19, 2019 23:00 UTC Read More

Unfilled psychiatric posts 'causing delays'
One hundred permanent psychiatric consultant posts across Ireland's mental health services are currently either empty or only temporarily filled, according to the…
Jul 19, 2019 22:59 UTC Read More

TWICE Begin First U.S. Tour With Openness & Understanding of Mental Health
As TWICE begin their first-ever TWICELIGHTS U.S. tour temporarily down one member in Mina, the girl group is showing how both an open dialogue about…
Jul 19, 2019 22:30 UTC Read More

Zhebin Cong case raises questions about ‘not criminally responsible’
Robert Karrass, an expert in mental health and criminal law, discusses what it means when someone who commits a crime is legally found not responsible for…
Jul 19, 2019 22:20 UTC Read More

Florida will require mental health education for students in sixth grade and above
Florida will become the third state in the US to require students to learn more about mental health, behind Virginia and New York. The Florida State Board of…
Jul 19, 2019 21:48 UTC Read More

How Do You Fit 255 Mentally Ill Inmates into 16 Acute-Care Beds?
There are currently 821 mentally ill inmates statewide who are deemed incompetent to stand trial but are stuck in California jails waiting to receive treatment in…
Jul 19, 2019 18:56 UTC Read More

Help for Students in Recovery
Tufts is collaborating with The Haven at College to provide drug and alcohol treatment and recovery support services, and an on-campus recovery residence.
Jul 19, 2019 17:58 UTC Read More

Report Highlights Struggle to Help Survivors Prepare for Life After Treatment
A strong unmet need for survivorship care plans exists in the cancer treatment community and better follow-up is required for patients who have moved on from…
Jul 19, 2019 17:02 UTC Read More

NCAD Spotlight: Understanding LGBTQ Inclusive vs. LGBTQ Affirmative Treatment Programs
In 1979, the National Association of Lesbian and Gay Alcoholism Professionals (NALGAP) was formed with three goals in mind: Advocate for good…
Jul 19, 2019 16:30 UTC Read More

Health professionals respond to Gulfport Mental Health Center's possible closure
The Gulf Coast Mental Health Center could shut its doors next month due to a lack of funding. On Thursday, law enforcement and county officials met with the…
Jul 19, 2019 15:32 UTC Read More

AMA Opioid Task Force releases recommendations to increase treatment access
AMA's Opioid Task Force released recommendations in May focused on prior authorization, step therapy, and other administrative barriers that prevent patients…
Jul 19, 2019 14:10 UTC Read More

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