Many health care providers see great potential benefit to integrating patients’ mental and physical health records, and making those records accessible to all providers through a unified system. So far, however, federal subsidies offered since 2009 to promote electronic health record-sharing have not been available to mental health clinics, psychologists, or psychiatric hospitals.
Mental Health Media Clips
Almost every inmate in the downtown Denver jail’s high-risk unit has a traumatic brain injury, so many that what began as a one-time university service learning project has grown into a new therapy program spreading to jails along the Front Range.
Addressing the Lake County Board’s Law and Judicial Committee on Tuesday, Lake County Undersheriff Ray Rose described a pattern of recidivism that can form when an individual with mental-health issues ends up being arrested.
A new study finds that involuntary psychiatric treatment programs can keep people from cycling through ERs, jails, prisons, and homeless shelters—and therefore save taxpayers gobs of money. Is it worth it?
A pilot program to help keep kids out of the emergency room during mental health crises has had a larger impact than its leaders expected.
Alaska Journal of Commerce By Elwood Brehmer Increasing Medicaid access to 41,000 more Alaskans will save the state several million dollars per year according to Gov. Bill Walker’s administration. In the first year of expansion, fiscal year 2016, the State […]
People with mental illness who are arrested should be sent to community-based services, not jail, according to a Multnomah County report released this month.
Education officials in Georgia say the state has received $9.5 million to help schools address mental health. The Georgia Department of Education says it’s launching a new initiative called Georgia Project AWARE, which stands for Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education.
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Raj Mukherji and Shavonda Sumter to address prison-based mental health and substance abuse treatment programs in order to improve long-term outcomes for the incarcerated has been signed into law.
Half the number of inmates committed suicide in Los Angeles County jails last year than in 2013 – five instead 10 – according to new data from the Sheriff’s Department. The drop comes a year after federal officials said the rates were too high and jailers weren’t doing enough to prevent suicides.