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Entries for May, 2011

Mental health care advances give individuals more options for help

News from Evansville Courier & Press: Each year in May, we celebrate Mental Health Month on a national level. Personally, I celebrate Mental Health Month each month. As I see it, each day presents an opportunity for me to tell at least one more person about mental health services available in Southwestern Indiana, appropriate treatment [...]

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Veterans’ care not part of Iowa mental health reform

News from Sioux City Journal: DES MOINES — Snow still covered the Capitol grounds this year when roughly 300 veterans met in the rotunda to lobby legislators for better mental health care. Many left with the idea that the coverage they sought — state funding to cover any mental health treatment costs not covered by [...]

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Vets face poor mental health care – msnbc.com

News from Vets face poor mental health care – msnbc.com: updated 5/28/2011 12:14:30 PM ET 2011-05-28T16:14:30 Clay Hunt, a Marine sniper, served two combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. When he came home with a Purple Heart and post traumatic stress disorder, Hunt asked the Veterans Administration for help. But getting medical attention was a [...]

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Local hospital chain thriving in mental-health-care realm

News from Philadelphia Inquirer: May 27, 2011|By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer Debra Osteen heads UHS’s behavioral- health unit: “Do what’s… People who care for the mentally ill have long complained that it’s a tough way to make a living. But Universal Health Services Inc., a hospital chain based in King of Prussia, has turned [...]

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Local hospital chain thriving in mental-health-care realm | Philadelphia …

News from Philadelphia Inquirer: Posted on Fri, May. 27, 2011 People who care for the mentally ill have long complained that it’s a tough way to make a living. But Universal Health Services Inc., a hospital chain based in King of Prussia, has turned inpatient behavioral health into a profit center. It reported an operating [...]

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No answers on mental health beds

News from London Free Press: ST. THOMAS – Anyone interested in knowing if there is a safety net for mental health patients when Regional Mental Heath Care, St. Thomas closes, was left without answers Wednesday when Deb Matthews, Ontario minister of health and long term care visited St. Thomas. Matthews who came to St. Thomas [...]

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AP NewsBreak: 9th Circuit revives lawsuit against Idaho over poor mental …

News from The Republic: We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list) Category: Subjects: Places: BOISE, Idaho — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit against Idaho over substandard childrens’ mental health care. The ruling, handed down Wednesday morning, means the Jeff D. lawsuit will go back [...]

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Guest column: Cuts to mental health care lead to greater costs later

News from Cincinnati.com: Attend the conference In recognition of Mental Health Month, the Lindner Center of Hope and five regional National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) affiliates are hosting a half-day conference on Thursday. For information, call NAMI Butler County at 513-860-8367 or visit www.namibc.org.Sally Fiehrer of Fairfield is executive director of NAMI Butler County. [...]

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Mental-health care shifting to wellness

News from WatertownDailyTimes.com: The organizational structure of behavioral-health-care services soon will change to focus on recovery and wellness — as opposed to treating illnesses. In the past, a minuscule part of the Medicaid-insured population — primarily, those with mental-health diagnoses or substance-abuse problems — had absorbed a disproportionately high amount of money from the system [...]

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Portland mental-health care advocate: treatment better for the ill than …

News from OregonLive.com:Suicide-prevention signs in downtown parking garages probably would not have deterred the woman who jumped to her death over the weekend from the garage at Southwest Sixth Avenue and Washington Street, an advocate for the mentally ill said Monday. “Nah. Kids will just take them down for bedroom ornaments,” said Jason Renaud, of [...]

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