Mental health board taking shape

Mental health board taking shape
Chronic Crisis: Milwaukee County's mental health system focuses less on continual care and more on emergency treatment than any in the nation. Despite scandals, studies and promises of reform, the system is like many of its patients: It never gets better.
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Va. mental health funding steady overall, targeted
Funding for mental health programs statewide and locally has been steady overall in recent years, with money cut in some areas and bolstered in others as officials look for other areas of need to better ensure adequate care throughout Virginia. Nearly …
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Why Congress targets mental health, not gun control, after mass killings (+video)
WASHINGTON. As mass killings such as the one in California over the Memorial Day weekend mount up, the way to action in Congress is more likely to be through mental-health legislation than gun control. Skip to next paragraph …
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Bridgewater State Hospital slow to embrace change
MIDDLETON, Conn. — Clinicians treating some of this state's most dangerous mental health patients faced a crisis in 2002, when a patient cuffed hand and foot to the hospital floor choked on his tongue anddied of a heart attack. His family then sued …
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