Mental Health Media Clips

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Mental Health Providers Look for Federal Incentives to Go Digital, Too

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.

Nearly All Denver Jail Inmates in High-Risk Unit Have Brain Trauma

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.

Should Mentally Ill People Be Forced into Treatment?

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?

Walker Unveils Medicaid Expansion Plan

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 […]

Ga. Gets $9.5 Million to Help Schools Address Mental Health

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.

Suicides in LA County Jails Drop by Half

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.