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Families, mental-health groups disagree on how best to continue Kendra’s Law

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThe last time I posted something on this topic, I was blasted by several comments.  In order to show as many sides to this story as possible, I will therefore post any articles I … Continue reading

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Task force calls for more mental health training after Williams shooting

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is a sad article about a sad situation.  I understand the actions of the police, but my heart goes out to this woman who was suffering.  Please read this article and visit the … Continue reading

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Woman with mental health warrant assaults three at Logan’s Roadhouse

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchWhat exactly is a “mental health warrant” ?  If it is an order to get this woman to emergency treatment, then why did it not work?  We will see more and more of these … Continue reading

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Law Requiring Parity of Mental and Substance Abuse Health Insurance Benefits Implemented

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia This is a great day for mental health.  The Mental Health Parity Act will benefit so many people who need help but could not get it before.  The down side, … Continue reading

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Commitment to mental health facilities explained

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is a very good article that describes the process for getting psychiatric help in Maryland.  Each state differs a little bit, but the concept remains the same.  As a psychiatric nurse who has … Continue reading

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Sheriffs Stressed By Mental Health Transport Problems

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image by cliff1066™ via Flickr This problem is quite universal and does not only affect the Sheriff’s Departments in Tennessee.  It is common for a Mental Health Officer from the Sheriff’s Department to … Continue reading

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Fight crime with health care legislation

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia This article is a real eye-opener.  I read this with enthusiasm because this article is very much in line with most of my own thinking about these issues.  I have … Continue reading

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Mental Health Court grads discover focus for tomorrow

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchIt is very infrequently that I find success stories to post.  Here is one.  Mental Health Court is not a new concept, but it is one that has taken a long time to get … Continue reading

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Mental health testimony shocks Vt. lawmakers

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere, once again, I find an article that shows how intertwined the mental health issues are with the law enforcement issues.  I agree with the Senator’s statement that “We are shifting costs, not cutting … Continue reading

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New court for mentally ill is well-received

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchMental Health Court is not a new idea.  It has been around for a while, but is just now being embraced by communities because: 1-it works; 2-it costs less to implement; 3-it provides more … Continue reading

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