Latest New Freedom Commission on Mental Health Stories

2008-08-15 09:00:20

Re "State's mental health services need attention" (Sunday Monitor editorial, Aug. 10): Thank you for bringing to the public's attention the catastrophic state of New Hampshire's system of delivery of mental health services. The Legislature does have dedicated advocates who are committed to transforming New Hampshire's mental health system. In 2005, I amended HB 691 to form a commission to develop a comprehensive state mental health plan. That legislation passed into law and the...

2007-10-14 03:00:08

By Puskar, Kathryn Rose Bernardo, Lisa Marie PURPOSE. This article discusses how school nurses promote mental health and subsequent academic achievement by screening and referral for children demonstrating mental health problems. Nursing interventions are discussed at the individual, systems, and community levels. CONCLUSION. Mental health problems can affect school performance and academic achievement. When mental health problems are not recognized, students may be unable to reach their...

2007-10-02 09:01:21

By Stambaugh, Leyla Faw Mustillo, Sarah A; Burns, Barbara J; Stephens, Robert L; Et al This study examined outcomes for 320 youth in a Center for Mental Health Services system-of-care demonstration site. Youth received wraparound-only (n = 213), MST-only (n = 54), or wraparound + MST (n = 53). Participants were 12 years old on average and mostly White (90%), and 75% were Medicaid-eligible. Service use and functional and clinical outcomes were examined at 6-month intervals out to 18 months....

2005-07-28 09:32:20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States can start to transform its fragmented mental health care system requiring insurers to treat mental illnesses like any other disease, a group of 16 organizations proposed on Wednesday. The coalition of groups laid out a 28-point "road map" for Congress and the administration "We proposed quite a few changes which we believe can be done in the short term," Charles Konigsberg, director of the Campaign for Mental Health Reform, said in a telephone...

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