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The East Liverpool Review
Hornsby House opens in Lisbonexecutive director, Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority; Douglas Bailey,
Hornsby House opens in Lisbon
The East Liverpool Review / Posted 7 hours ago
executive director, Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority; Douglas Bailey, community capital project manager, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; and John Stock, developer, Stock Development Co., LLC. (Photo by Deanne... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Connecticut opioid epidemic: ‘call to action’ needed, leaders saya refrigerated truck to store bodies in case they run out of space at the offic
Connecticut opioid epidemic: ‘call to action’ needed, leaders say
The Middletown Press / Posted 16 hours ago
a refrigerated truck to store bodies in case they run out of space at the office. Mary Kate Mason, a spokeswoman for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, said there is “a significant effort that is working to address the... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
First portion of Fulton State Hospital completeto $4 million last year. The state also paid $5.3 million in overtime costs in
First portion of Fulton State Hospital complete
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
to $4 million last year. The state also paid $5.3 million in overtime costs in the past fiscal year, according to the Department of Mental Health. With more than 1,150 full-time employees, about 950 interact with patients daily. The turnover... Read more
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Charleston Regional Business Journal
Oconee County incubator building businesses, jobsservice has grown to 95 clients since she came to the incubator wanting to star
Oconee County incubator building businesses, jobs
Charleston Regional Business Journal / Posted 2 days ago
service has grown to 95 clients since she came to the incubator wanting to start her own business. “I worked with the Department of Mental Health for a long time and decided I wanted to go out on my own,” Goff said. “I took a small-business... Read more
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Daily Mail
Inside Alabama's historic and creepy hospital for the insanethe historic hospital. In dire need of renovation - and still housing 250 pati
Inside Alabama's historic and creepy hospital for the insane
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
the historic hospital. In dire need of renovation - and still housing 250 patients - the complex was too big for the state Department of Mental Health to manage. This forms part of a $121million project that includes a new performing arts center... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Do 15 Percent of SA's Population Have a Drug Problem? We Fact-Check 4 'Shocking Stats'alcohol, that figure dropped to around 4.5%," Shaun Shelley, a research expert
Do 15 Percent of SA's Population Have a Drug Problem? We Fact-Check 4 'Shocking Stats'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
alcohol, that figure dropped to around 4.5%," Shaun Shelley, a research expert in the addiction division of the department of mental health and psychiatry at the University of Cape Town, told Africa Check. Over a 12 month period, the... Read more
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Aljazeera
South Thailand's battle against the trauma of conflictto the dearth in personnel, Dr Tohmeena was relocated from Bangkok to her nativ
South Thailand's battle against the trauma of conflict
Aljazeera / Posted 3 days ago
to the dearth in personnel, Dr Tohmeena was relocated from Bangkok to her native Pattani by the director general of the Department of Mental Health in late 2004. "I was tasked with building the first mental health office in the deep south," she... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Chattanooga's new home for mentally disabled provides independent living46 beds, including the Bailey Home. The Joe Johnson Mental Health Center has a
Chattanooga's new home for mentally disabled provides independent living
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
46 beds, including the Bailey Home. The Joe Johnson Mental Health Center has a similar residential program. The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse estimates nearly 190,000 people in Tennessee with mental illness need some... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Man accused in acid attack on girlfriend to undergo mental treatmenthis girlfriend in acid has been found not competent to stand trial. Gregory Ma
Man accused in acid attack on girlfriend to undergo mental treatment
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 3 days ago
his girlfriend in acid has been found not competent to stand trial. Gregory Marsman has been remanded to the Michigan Department of Mental Health, where he can stay up to 15 months, according to Frederick Anderson, Allegan County Prosecutor.... Read more
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MLive.com
Torture suspect incompetent for trial in acid attack on girlfriendCourt. He was recently found incompetent to stand trial. District Judge Josep
Torture suspect incompetent for trial in acid attack on girlfriend
MLive.com / Posted 3 days ago
Court. He was recently found incompetent to stand trial. District Judge Joseph Skocelas committed Marsman to the Michigan Department of Mental Health to undergo treatment to render him competent to stand trial, Allegan County Prosecutor Fred... Read more
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Lowell Sun
ACLU sues over possible jail loopholeCourt that the law still allows civilly committed women to be sent to MCI Frami
ACLU sues over possible jail loophole
Lowell Sun / Posted 4 days ago
Court that the law still allows civilly committed women to be sent to MCI Framingham if the Department of Public Health or Department of Mental Health approve it. "It either suggests that the governor is not aware of what the lawyers are doing or... Read more
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Bennington Banner
United Counseling Service attempts to reduce mental illness stigma with trainingof those adults six years ago, according to the National Alliance on Mental Ill
United Counseling Service attempts to reduce mental illness stigma with training
Bennington Banner / Posted 4 days ago
of those adults six years ago, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness State Advocacy in 2010. However, the Department of Mental Health has sectors that treat this issue with Community Rehabilitation and Treatment (CRT), adult... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
New Supportive-Living Facility Expands Local Mental-Health Housing Resourcessaid Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. “In partnership with the Helen Ross McNabb C
New Supportive-Living Facility Expands Local Mental-Health Housing Resources
The Chattanoogan / Posted 4 days ago
said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. “In partnership with the Helen Ross McNabb Center and with the support of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, this investment will make a true impact in the Tennessee... Read more
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New Kerala
Indian youth hooked to social media to get information: newkerala.com #79794likes and dislikes are being fashioned by what they see on online and electroni
Indian youth hooked to social media to get information: newkerala.com #79794
New Kerala / Posted 5 days ago
likes and dislikes are being fashioned by what they see on online and electronic media," said Dr Samir Parikh, head of the department of mental health & behavioral sciences at Fortis Healthcare. "A key concern is also that most students rely on... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Solid Oklahoma agency is clouded by salary controversy77 counties. TSET helps fund research conducted at the Stephenson Cancer Center
Solid Oklahoma agency is clouded by salary controversy
The Oklahoman / Posted 5 days ago
77 counties. TSET helps fund research conducted at the Stephenson Cancer Center. It supports efforts ongoing at the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Oklahoma Hospital Association, the Oklahoma Health Care... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
MPD: Shoplifter wanted to go to jail to get help for drug addictionor visit http://www.turningpointtreatment.org. If you are experiencing a menta
MPD: Shoplifter wanted to go to jail to get help for drug addiction
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 5 days ago
or visit http://www.turningpointtreatment.org. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services 24/7 crisis line is 855-274-7471. If it is not an emergency, the... Read more
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Business Wire
Walgreens Leads Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse in Oklahoma with New Programs to Help Curb Misuse of Medications and the Rise in Overdose DeathsState Senator John Sparks, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma Commissio
Walgreens Leads Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse in Oklahoma with New Programs to Help Curb Misuse of Medications and the Rise in Overdose Deaths
Business Wire / Posted 5 days ago
State Senator John Sparks, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma Commissioner of Health Terry Cline and Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Commissioner Terri White. “I appreciate Walgreens taking this step to help... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Spartanburg jail struggles to provide for mental health needsinpatient care.

For more than 14 months after that order, Gray languis

Spartanburg jail struggles to provide for mental health needs
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
inpatient care.

For more than 14 months after that order, Gray languished in the jail awaiting a bed in a state Department of Mental Health hospital. A week after the Herald-Journal began asking the 7th Circuit Solicitor's Office... Read more

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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Behavioral health treatment options face funding challengesthe national average of $127 per person and ranking South Carolina 44th among s
Behavioral health treatment options face funding challenges
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
the national average of $127 per person and ranking South Carolina 44th among states. For the next fiscal year, the S.C. Department of Mental Health asked the Legislature for $74.7 million in new funding, but the Legislature approved $11.9... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Spartanburg jail struggles to provide for mental health needsinpatient care.

For more than 14 months after that order, Gray languis

Spartanburg jail struggles to provide for mental health needs
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
inpatient care.

For more than 14 months after that order, Gray languished in the jail awaiting a bed in a state Department of Mental Health hospital. A week after the Herald-Journal began asking the 7th Circuit Solicitor's Office... Read more

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The Patriot Ledger
Supreme Court sends Medicaid fraud tied to teen's death back to Bostonin the aftermath of the death of another patient, 20-year-old Amber Mace, who w
Supreme Court sends Medicaid fraud tied to teen's death back to Boston
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 8 days ago
in the aftermath of the death of another patient, 20-year-old Amber Mace, who was found dead in her room last August. The Department of Mental Health determined that Pembroke Hospital created a “dangerous and inhumane” condition in its treatment... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Supreme Court sends Medicaid fraud tied to teen's death back to Bostonin the aftermath of the death of another patient, 20-year-old Amber Mace, who w
Supreme Court sends Medicaid fraud tied to teen's death back to Boston
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 8 days ago
in the aftermath of the death of another patient, 20-year-old Amber Mace, who was found dead in her room last August. The Department of Mental Health determined that Pembroke Hospital created a “dangerous and inhumane” condition in its treatment... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama mother found not guilty of attempting to kill 3-month-old with butcher knifeat her home on Neptune Drive in Huntsville. According to court documents, Town
Alabama mother found not guilty of attempting to kill 3-month-old with butcher knife
Al.com / Posted 10 days ago
at her home on Neptune Drive in Huntsville. According to court documents, Townsend will receive treatment at the Alabama Department of Mental Health and therapy at Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility in Tuscaloosa. Townsend will not be released... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Jefferson City woman, advocates honored for work in mental healththe outside." In addition to the Mental Health Champions, the foundation prese
Jefferson City woman, advocates honored for work in mental health
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
the outside." In addition to the Mental Health Champions, the foundation presented Keith Schaefer, former director of the Department of Mental Health, with the with the Lasting Legacy Award. He served in the position from 1986-94 and then again... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Report: Solitary confinement changes, state hospital reforms neededMassachusetts prisons and jails. The Pioneer Institute brief also suggests the
Report: Solitary confinement changes, state hospital reforms needed
WWLP Springfield / Posted 11 days ago
Massachusetts prisons and jails. The Pioneer Institute brief also suggests the Department of Correction (DOC) involve the Department of Mental Health in oversight of Bridgewater State Hospital, developing a partnership in which mental health... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Rates Ohio Treasurer of State's $80.9MM Bonds 'AA'; Outlook Stableseparate lease agreements between the Ohio Public Facilities Commission (OPFC)
Fitch Rates Ohio Treasurer of State's $80.9MM Bonds 'AA'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted 12 days ago
separate lease agreements between the Ohio Public Facilities Commission (OPFC) and the three departments of the state, the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Addiction Services and of Developmental Disabilities (together the Departments... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Men’s Mental Health Is More Important Than EverYour spouses, children, extended family, colleagues, and others are counting on
Men’s Mental Health Is More Important Than Ever
The Chattanoogan / Posted 12 days ago
Your spouses, children, extended family, colleagues, and others are counting on you and care for you deeply. Wishing all a Happy Father’s Day, E. Douglas Varney, Commissioner Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abus... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Fmr. USC student stabbed 12 times fighting to keep her attacker institutionalizedmore complicated. The 65-year-old Guest was later found unfit to stand trial a
Fmr. USC student stabbed 12 times fighting to keep her attacker institutionalized
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 12 days ago
more complicated. The 65-year-old Guest was later found unfit to stand trial and was placed in the custody of the state Department of Mental Health. Martineau said her lingering fear is not knowing where her accused attacker is being kept, and... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Course aids families of the mentally illcycles of each illness, including crisis planning. The class is free and confi
Course aids families of the mentally ill
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
cycles of each illness, including crisis planning. The class is free and confidential. It's subsidized by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Preregistration is required so teachers can get materials for each... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Fmr. USC student stabbed 12 times fighting to keep her attacker institutionalizedonly got more complicated. The 65-year-old was later found unfit to stand tria
Fmr. USC student stabbed 12 times fighting to keep her attacker institutionalized
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 13 days ago
only got more complicated. The 65-year-old was later found unfit to stand trial and was placed in the custody of the state Department of Mental Health. Martineau says her lingering fear is not knowing where her accused attacker is being kept, and... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Fmr. USC student stabbed 12 times fighting to keep her attacker institutionalizedonly got more complicated. The 65-year-old was later found unfit to stand tria
Fmr. USC student stabbed 12 times fighting to keep her attacker institutionalized
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 13 days ago
only got more complicated. The 65-year-old was later found unfit to stand trial and was placed in the custody of the state Department of Mental Health. Martineau says her lingering fear is not knowing where her accused attacker is being kept, and... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
2009 stabbing leaves victim shaken, fighting to keep the attacker off the streetsonly got more complicated. The 65-year-old was later found unfit to stand tria
2009 stabbing leaves victim shaken, fighting to keep the attacker off the streets
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 15 days ago
only got more complicated. The 65-year-old was later found unfit to stand trial and was placed in the custody of the state Department of Mental Health. Martineau says her lingering fear is not knowing where her accused attacker is being kept, and... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Infant mortality program hit by budget cutsmore about the impact of budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year, beginning Ju
Infant mortality program hit by budget cuts
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 17 days ago
more about the impact of budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year, beginning July 1, on the Department of Health and on the Department of Mental Health. Currier said the program, which began during the 2015 session, is designed to provide... Read more
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Kirksville Daily Express
Nixon announces $5.5 million in state funding for autism clinicpotential.” Nixon said the budget he signed this year provided an additional $2
Nixon announces $5.5 million in state funding for autism clinic
Kirksville Daily Express / Posted 17 days ago
potential.” Nixon said the budget he signed this year provided an additional $200 million in funding for the Missouri Department of Mental Health, including better compensation for caregivers. Paino praised Nixon’s leadership and support of... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Black Caucus renews call for budget do-over sessioncontrolled by the Legislature than the agencies. Dr. Mary Currier, state healt
Black Caucus renews call for budget do-over session
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 17 days ago
controlled by the Legislature than the agencies. Dr. Mary Currier, state health officer, and Diana Mikula, director of the Department of Mental Health, told members of the caucus Wednesday that they expect cuts in services and layoffs to continue... Read more
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Al.com
During opioid epidemic, Alabama cracked down on treatment centersoutside of methadone clinics. Instead of increasing access, Alabama has cracke
During opioid epidemic, Alabama cracked down on treatment centers
Al.com / Posted 18 days ago
outside of methadone clinics. Instead of increasing access, Alabama has cracked down on methadone clinics. The Alabama Department of Mental Health devised a new formula that prevents new methadone clinics from opening within 50 miles of an... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
State Sen. Yager pushes back against feds’ opiod treatment proposalby the Legislature earlier this year that puts Suboxone clinics in Tennessee un
State Sen. Yager pushes back against feds’ opiod treatment proposal
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 20 days ago
by the Legislature earlier this year that puts Suboxone clinics in Tennessee under regulatory supervision of the state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. His release says "the action by the Obama administration would aggravate the... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Susan Campbell: Tracing causes of rise in suicides among girlswith a legislative-mandate youth suicide advisory board. In 2014, the state Dep
Susan Campbell: Tracing causes of rise in suicides among girls
Stamford Advocate / Posted 21 days ago
with a legislative-mandate youth suicide advisory board. In 2014, the state Department of Children and Families, and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services released a strategic plan to help prevent suicide in the state. The plan... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Gov. Nixon signs student safety legislation, discusses mental healthby 2018 on youth suicide and prevention. Last month, Nixon signed the 2017 bud
Gov. Nixon signs student safety legislation, discusses mental health
KOMU Columbia / Posted 22 days ago
by 2018 on youth suicide and prevention. Last month, Nixon signed the 2017 budget. It will increase state funding for the Department of Mental Health which includes: -A 3 percent increase and rebasing for providers for Missourians with... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Report highlights Oklahoma's problem with Rx drug abuseand oxycodone more than quadruple. In a 2014 interview with The Oklahoman, Te
Report highlights Oklahoma's problem with Rx drug abuse
The Oklahoman / Posted 23 days ago
and oxycodone more than quadruple. In a 2014 interview with The Oklahoman, Terri White, commissioner of the state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, said one of the factors that led to prescription drug abuse is... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Mississippi tax collections lagging in final month of budgetstate agencies are preparing for tight budgets for the year that begins July 1.
Mississippi tax collections lagging in final month of budget
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 23 days ago
state agencies are preparing for tight budgets for the year that begins July 1. The Department of Health, the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Rehabilitation Services are among those that have already announced they... Read more
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The News-Times
Forum held to address New Milford drug problemdetoxing, providing rehabilitation programs, group sessions and other therapy o
Forum held to address New Milford drug problem
The News-Times / Posted 24 days ago
detoxing, providing rehabilitation programs, group sessions and other therapy or counseling. People can also call the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to be connected to services. “We try to do what we can in the emergency... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
SC, mental health advocates reach deal on inmate careappealed the ruling but said it had already improved mental health services for
SC, mental health advocates reach deal on inmate care
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 24 days ago
appealed the ruling but said it had already improved mental health services for inmates and consulted with the state Department of Mental Health on evaluating Corrections' policies. The agency also said it was using $1 million in recurring... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Deal reached on inmate careappealed the ruling but said it had already improved mental health services for
Deal reached on inmate care
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 24 days ago
appealed the ruling but said it had already improved mental health services for inmates and consulted with the state Department of Mental Health on evaluating Corrections' policies. The agency also said it was using $1 million in recurring... Read more
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KOCO 5 Oklahoma City
OBN expert says legalization of marijuana could lead to trafficking of high-grade marijuanaYES. COLLATERAL DAMAGE. AS FAR AS OVERAL NUMBERS, BIGGEST PROBLEM. THE DEATHS.
OBN expert says legalization of marijuana could lead to trafficking of high-grade marijuana
KOCO 5 Oklahoma City / Posted 24 days ago
YES. COLLATERAL DAMAGE. AS FAR AS OVERAL NUMBERS, BIGGEST PROBLEM. THE DEATHS. JUST CONSTANTLY INCLINED. STOP THIS? >> THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, THE STAT DEPARTMENT, ANGLES. , WORKING WITH TREATMEN PROFESSIONALS. ALSO, JUST EDUCATING THE... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
State revenue collections rebound slightly in MayGov. Bryant will evaluate the state’s revenue and take appropriate action if it
State revenue collections rebound slightly in May
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 25 days ago
Gov. Bryant will evaluate the state’s revenue and take appropriate action if it’s necessary.” Many agencies, including the Department of Mental Health, already have indicated that they will be cutting programs in the coming months to deal with a... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Mental exam for man who said Lord told him to killcould be impacted by the Mississippi State Hospital plan to close a 29-bed psyc
Mental exam for man who said Lord told him to kill
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 25 days ago
could be impacted by the Mississippi State Hospital plan to close a 29-bed psychiatrist unit due to cuts to the Mississippi Department of Mental Health budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. “I have not heard of any budget... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Budgeting law brings layers of questionsthe pie.” But Hood and numerous agency heads have said there are “unintended c
Budgeting law brings layers of questions
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 28 days ago
the pie.” But Hood and numerous agency heads have said there are “unintended consequences” of the legislation. The Department of Mental Health already has announced numerous budget cuts, including the closing of inpatient treatment programs... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Drug, addiction policy makes mixed progress in Legislaturehospitalizations more than doubled — from about 29,000 to more than 76,000 — be
Drug, addiction policy makes mixed progress in Legislature
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 28 days ago
hospitalizations more than doubled — from about 29,000 to more than 76,000 — between 2001 and 2012, according to Missouri's Department of Mental Health. The state's drug-induced deaths have climbed at a similar rate. Monitoring programs can help... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Drug, addiction policy makes mixed progress in Legislaturealcohol, more than one-quarter of patients' primary drug problem stemmed from h
Drug, addiction policy makes mixed progress in Legislature
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 28 days ago
alcohol, more than one-quarter of patients' primary drug problem stemmed from heroin or painkillers, according to Missouri Department of Mental Health data for the 2014 fiscal year. Legislation to allow pharmacists to sell naloxone, an... Read more
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