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2014-07-11 23:04:11

Can you leave it behind? Author Roger Grainger looks at the stigma of mental illness Leeds, England (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Having experienced mental illness from the perspectives of a patient and later as a member of mental hospital staff, Roger Grainger gives readers an intimate look at issues usually only discussed among medical professionals in his new book, “You Never Get Out.” According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 4 people in the United Kingdom will experience some kind...

2014-06-03 12:40:19

HOUSTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Hermann recently opened the first of four Mental Health Crisis Clinics in an effort to respond to the significant gap in mental and behavioral health services in Harris and surrounding counties. This initiative is a project under the State of Texas' Medicaid 1115 Waiver - Texas Health Care Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Collaborative. "These Crisis Clinics serve as a long-term solution addressing the lack of...

2014-03-26 12:29:14

NAPHS Applauds House Oversight Hearing on Challenges Facing Families in Mental Health Crisis WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental illnesses are the leading cause of disability and contribute to premature death, but millions of Americans face discrimination when they most need help, according to the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS). NAPHS President and CEO Mark Covall detailed the challenges in a letter submitted today for the record to the...

2014-01-23 12:29:33

The Proposal Comes at a Time When Mental Health Advocates Cite a Critical Shortage of Behavioral Health Beds and Services and When 40,000 Patients a Year are Being Boarded in Mass. Hospital Emergency Departments for Days and Even Weeks Waiting for Care The Closing of Taunton Will be Devastating for Patients in the Southeast Region Where ED Overcrowding is the Highest and Where Utilization of Mental Health Services is in Great Demand TAUNTON, Mass., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --...

2013-09-18 23:18:29

Aaron Alexis a “classic example” of what 50 years of failed mental illness treatment policy have produced, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Shot by a man whose hallucinations were so serious he called police in terror barely a month ago, the 12 people killed last Monday at the Navy Yard in Washington are the latest victims of America’s failed mental health policies and civil commitment laws that need to be improved, the...

2013-07-30 23:19:37

"Treating people with severe mental illness is less expensive than hospitalizing them - not to mention more humane," says Doris A. Fuller, executive director of the Treatment Advocacy Center. ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 It just got a lot harder for opponents of court-ordered outpatient treatment for mental illness to argue that it costs too much to use, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. A study of mandatory treatment costs published today in the American...

2013-07-30 13:10:08

Mandating outpatient treatment for certain people with severe mental illness, while controversial, results in substantial cost savings by cutting hospitalizations and increasing outpatient care, according to a financial analysis led by researchers at Duke Medicine. The finding – focusing on a program in New York termed Assisted Outpatient Commitment, or "Kendra's Law" - provides a key piece of information in the ongoing policy debate about appropriate treatment approaches...

2013-07-30 10:36:19

Fails to pick up most of those needing admission or to predict who will self harm again A screening tool used in general hospitals to detect suicide risk among patients who have self harmed should be ditched, concludes a study published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. The technique (SADPERSONS Scale) fails to pick up most of those who require admission to a psychiatric unit, community psychiatric aftercare, or to determine those at risk of self harming again, say the researchers....

2013-07-22 23:20:25

As the nation recovers from the recent devastation caused by severe weather, mental health professionals are assessing how children respond to disasters. UBH Denton, psychiatric hospital, weighs in on the effect violent weather can have on children. Denton, Texas (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 According to University Behavioral Health Denton, or UBH Denton, natural disasters can have a heavy impact on a child’s mental state. In terms of violent weather, UBH notes that these events can bring up...


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