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2014-04-10 23:27:46

Dr. Teplin, PhD, Owen L. Coon Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Psycho-Legal Studies Program, Northwestern University Medical School, to discuss how mental health professionals can improve the short- and long-term outcomes of youth in the juvenile justice system at the upcoming Recovery Workforce Summit: 2014 PRA Annual Conference, June 22-25, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland. McLean, VA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA)...

2014-04-03 12:29:11

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NU) -- The discrimination and stigma surrounding mental health challenges along with a troubling history of medically sanctioned treatments are no secret. Today, for someone with a psychiatric diagnosis -- such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar or ADHD -- the standard treatment is psychotropic medications that are always doctor-ordered and sometimes court-mandated. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140403/PH97564...

2014-04-01 23:27:04

CarePlus has announced their membership in the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 To further their commitment to quality, innovation, and cost containment in the field of integrated primary and mental health care, Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) has announced their membership in the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute (NJHCQI). As a leading provider of outpatient mental health care for adults and children in the northern New Jersey...

2014-03-31 20:22:48

$900 Million Investment in Mental Health Services is Most Significant in Decades WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate today passed legislation that included $900 million to fund the bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health Act. The legislation, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week as part of the Medicare SGR Repeal bill, establishes a two year demonstration program in eight states to offer a broad range of mental health and...

2014-03-05 12:26:36

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS SERVICES TO HELP WITH INVISIBLE WOUNDS OF WAR SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego military community joined local mental health advocates last night for "Serving Those Who Serve," an event designed to break down the barriers that prevent service members and veterans from seeking mental health services, specifically the stigma associated with mental illness. More than 200 veterans, active duty and their family members attended the event at the San...

2014-02-28 23:03:03

Daytop New Jersey encouraged by Affordable Care Act inclusion for treatment of adolescent mental illness and addiction. Mendham, NJ (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 For many parents, constantly thinking about how they cannot afford care for the mental health and addiction problems of their children is frustrating and demoralizing. James P. Curtin, Executive Director of Daytop New Jersey, the well-known adolescent recovery program and preparatory school located in Mendham, NJ says, “Everyone...

2014-02-25 23:31:39

Carolyn C. Hale is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 NAPW honors Carolyn C. Hale as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in mental health services with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is...

2013-12-17 08:30:21

Rep. Tim Murphy's bill undermines 30 years of mental health system successes and will eradicate critical mental health services, protections, and supports HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Dec 12, 2013, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) introduced the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013. Disabilities Rights Network (DRN), Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania (MHAPA), and the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association (PMHCA) oppose this...

2013-12-12 16:25:47

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of David Shern, Ph.D., president and CEO, Mental Health America: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) today introduced the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013. Despite our work with Rep. Murphy on many of our behavioral health priorities, Mental Health America cannot ignore the troubling provisions included in this bill and must reject any effort that would undermine the role of consumers in their recovery and...

2013-12-12 16:25:14

Senate and House Efforts Indicate Progress Since Sandy Hook Tragedy WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate Finance Committee today voted to include the bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health Act as an amendment to the SGR Repeal legislation. The Excellence Act, sponsored by Senators Stabenow (D-MI) and Blunt (R-MO), would improve quality and expand access to mental health care through community mental health providers. The legislation would establish a 10...