Mental Health In the News

Announcements

Second Annual National Wraparound Academy

Second Annual National Wraparound Academy

This academy will provide individuals in key wraparound roles with opportunities to learn from the field’s foremost experts in wraparound services and systems of care.

Press Releases

Salt Lake County Launches Sweeping Study of Jail Population

The Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) announced plans for a comprehensive analysis of Salt Lake County’s jail population in an effort to identify ways to reduce re-offense rates among people released from jail and design strategies to improve outcomes for the large portion of the jail population struggling with mental and substance abuse disorders.

Recent headlines

Opioid Bill Passes House by Vote of 407-5

The most comprehensive legislation to date aimed at combating the country’s opioid addiction epidemic passed overwhelmingly in the House on Friday.

Mental Health Reform Bill Overwhelmingly Clears House of Representatives

The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), a licensed child psychologist, would potentially address a nationwide shortage of psychiatric beds and child psychiatrists, in addition to creating the federal position of assistant secretary for mental health and substance use disorders.

Baltimore Takes a Wider View of Public Health

Historically focused on disease outbreaks, restaurant inspections and disaster preparedness, more city and county health agencies are starting to tackle issues surrounding population health that include gun violence and drug addiction.