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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Former WSFA employee Bob Gambacurta dies at age 71Health Services say a lot more goes into getting children back-to-school ready
Former WSFA employee Bob Gambacurta dies at age 71
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 7 hours ago
Health Services say a lot more goes into getting children back-to-school ready than what’s in their new backpacks. Department of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in MontgomeryDepartment of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Police identify 2 charged with vandalism at Kelly Ingram Park in BirminghamHealth Services say a lot more goes into getting children back-to-school ready
Police identify 2 charged with vandalism at Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 9 hours ago
Health Services say a lot more goes into getting children back-to-school ready than what’s in their new backpacks. Department of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in MontgomeryDepartment of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
La. priest arrested on 500 counts of possession of child pornHealth Services say a lot more goes into getting children back-to-school ready
La. priest arrested on 500 counts of possession of child porn
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 9 hours ago
Health Services say a lot more goes into getting children back-to-school ready than what’s in their new backpacks. Department of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in MontgomeryDepartment of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
State mandate brings cursive writing back to the classroom; details at 6Health Services say a lot more goes into getting children back-to-school ready
State mandate brings cursive writing back to the classroom; details at 6
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 9 hours ago
Health Services say a lot more goes into getting children back-to-school ready than what’s in their new backpacks. Department of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in MontgomeryDepartment of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Woman claims toy sexually assaulted herDepartment of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in MontgomeryDepartment of
Woman claims toy sexually assaulted her
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 11 hours ago
Department of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in MontgomeryDepartment of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in Montgomery The Alabama Department of Mental Health is reaching out to residents around the state in hopes of making... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Department of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in MontgomeryThe Alabama Department of Mental Health is reaching out to residents around the
Department of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in Montgomery
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 11 hours ago
The Alabama Department of Mental Health is reaching out to residents around the state in hopes of making improvements. Commissioner Jim Perdue held a town hall meeting in Montgomery on Wednesday. Perdue is holding these meetings in each senate... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
New law mandates cursive writing for AL public school studentsDepartment of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in MontgomeryDepartment of
New law mandates cursive writing for AL public school students
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 11 hours ago
Department of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in MontgomeryDepartment of Mental Health holds town hall meeting in Montgomery The Alabama Department of Mental Health is reaching out to residents around the state in hopes of making... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Lyme disease awareness event scheduled for Augustscheduled for next month. The Lyme Disease Awareness Forum, hosted by Borough
Lyme disease awareness event scheduled for August
Staten Island Advance / Posted 16 hours ago
scheduled for next month. The Lyme Disease Awareness Forum, hosted by Borough President James Oddo and the New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene (DOHMH), will be take place on Monday, Aug. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bernikow... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
UPDATE: Moccasin Bend Mental Hospital escapee captured in Grundy Co.is being held on a $30,000 bond in Bedford County. He's expected to be in court
UPDATE: Moccasin Bend Mental Hospital escapee captured in Grundy Co.
WSMV Nashville / Posted yesterday
is being held on a $30,000 bond in Bedford County. He's expected to be in court on August 24. The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services will conduct an internal investigation into how Robinson... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
Ohio narcan grant leads to 2,200+ lives savedthe state’s $500,000 investment in the overdose reversal drug last year. Last
Ohio narcan grant leads to 2,200+ lives saved
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 2 days ago
the state’s $500,000 investment in the overdose reversal drug last year. Last fiscal year, which ended June 30, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services provided grants to health departments across the state to buy naloxone for... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Kuensting stresses listening, accessibilityJoe Kuensting, a retiree from the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH), s
Kuensting stresses listening, accessibility
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Joe Kuensting, a retiree from the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH), said his combination of knowledge, compassion and dedication make him the right person to take over the Cole County Public Administrator's Office. He is running as a... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Candidates focus on role of public administrator in Cole Countycandidates all expressed some sort of support for limited guardianship. Kuenst
Candidates focus on role of public administrator in Cole County
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
candidates all expressed some sort of support for limited guardianship. Kuensting, retired from the Missouri Department of Mental Health, said he's in favor of self-directed care. "They need to tell me what they want to do," he said.... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Louison House residents finding shelter at repaired Flood HouseChapter 689 housing, meaning that the units are mandated for occupancy by peopl
Louison House residents finding shelter at repaired Flood House
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 7 days ago
Chapter 689 housing, meaning that the units are mandated for occupancy by people with needs most often served by the state Department of Mental Health and Department of Mental Retardation. As years passed by and the population aged, properties... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Mass. official: I watched a fam member be Narcanned back to life'a life and allows for intervention," Sudders told the News Service. Sudders sai
Mass. official: I watched a fam member be Narcanned back to life'
Lowell Sun / Posted 7 days ago
a life and allows for intervention," Sudders told the News Service. Sudders said she was interested in what Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Commissioner Miriam Delphin-Rittmon said at the forum, that in Connecticut... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Candidates make pitch for Cole County public administrator postestablished Camp Shriver which evolved into the Special Olympics. Joe Kuenstin
Candidates make pitch for Cole County public administrator post
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
established Camp Shriver which evolved into the Special Olympics. Joe Kuensting worked for about 27 years at the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH). There, he generated revenue for individuals with mental illness and developmental... Read more
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Boston Globe
State finds no fault with hospital that released patient before Taunton rampageon him and trying to poison his children. While an investigative report by one
State finds no fault with hospital that released patient before Taunton rampage
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
on him and trying to poison his children. While an investigative report by one of the agencies involved in the review, the Department of Mental Health, is heavily redacted , the social worker spoke to him about parenting strategies and other... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
Tennessee could receive $24 million in federal funding to combat opioid epidemicThe Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is hopef
Tennessee could receive $24 million in federal funding to combat opioid epidemic
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 9 days ago
The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is hopeful that they will receive as much as $24 million over the next two years to expand treatment options for Tennesseans struggling with opioid addictions. The funds would be... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Tennessee Hopes To Receive Up To $24 Million To Address Drug AbuseThe Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services says tha
Tennessee Hopes To Receive Up To $24 Million To Address Drug Abuse
The Chattanoogan / Posted 9 days ago
The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services says that is optimistic it will receive as much as $24 million dollars over the next two years to expand treatment options for Tennesseans struggling with an addiction to... Read more
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WBIR-TV Knoxville
Tennessee Hopes To Receive Up To $24 Million To Address Drug AbuseNASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Servi
Tennessee Hopes To Receive Up To $24 Million To Address Drug Abuse
WBIR-TV Knoxville / Posted 9 days ago
NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is optimistic as it receives as much as $24 million dollars over the next two years to expand treatment options for Tennesseeans struggling with opioid addiction. The... Read more
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Salem News
Is gambling a problem for you?64. At higher risk are people with mood disorders, those who are highly competi
Is gambling a problem for you?
Salem News / Posted 10 days ago
64. At higher risk are people with mood disorders, those who are highly competitive or are easily bored. In 2002, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (ODMHAS, formerly ODADAS) and the Ohio Lottery Commission began to work... Read more
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Daily Press
July 18 Letters: Protecting the bay, climate change, Bastille Day, Social Securityserved the federal government for 34 years with the Veterans Administration, as
July 18 Letters: Protecting the bay, climate change, Bastille Day, Social Security
Daily Press / Posted 10 days ago
served the federal government for 34 years with the Veterans Administration, as a senior program analyst for the Department of Mental Health. I also worked in the private sector, as a Hardware Associate because my federal pay was... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
“A serious problem:” Milwaukee’s Public Safety Committee meets with Dept. of Corrections to discuss crime and safetyfrom there," said Donovan. The plan is due to be released in mid August. Meanw
“A serious problem:” Milwaukee’s Public Safety Committee meets with Dept. of Corrections to discuss crime and safety
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 12 days ago
from there," said Donovan. The plan is due to be released in mid August. Meanwhile, the eighth and last of the series of meetings will be held Monday, July 25th and that will be with the Department of Mental Health and Office of Violence Prevent... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Mississippi lawmakers to examine taxes and spendingon things such as travel, than lawmakers are able to do during regular annual b
Mississippi lawmakers to examine taxes and spending
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
on things such as travel, than lawmakers are able to do during regular annual budget meetings. "For instance, the Department of Mental Health is an agency that has done a lot of complaining to you all, and talked about shutting down beds,"... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Looming mental health problem in Hinds Countyis sounding the alarm with the state budget cuts for mental health. Carr said
Looming mental health problem in Hinds County
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 12 days ago
is sounding the alarm with the state budget cuts for mental health. Carr said she is concerned about: The state Department of Mental Health announced earlier this year that budget cuts would lead to closure of the 29-bed Acute Medical... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
GOP leaders plan 'comprehensive reform' of taxes, spending-- on things such as travel -- than lawmakers are able to do during regular ann
GOP leaders plan 'comprehensive reform' of taxes, spending
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 13 days ago
-- on things such as travel -- than lawmakers are able to do during regular annual budget sessions. "For instance, the Department of Mental Health is an agency that has done a lot of complaining to you all (media), and talked about shutting... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
State Announces More Layoff Noticespositions were cut from the Department of Children and Families, the Department
State Announces More Layoff Notices
NBC Connecticut / Posted 13 days ago
positions were cut from the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Correction, the Department of Developmental Services, Department of Mental Health and Additional Services, University of Connecticut Health Center and several ot... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
UMC: New addiction training collaboration benefits patients, psych residentssaid. The need for psychiatric care in Mississippi was made even greater in re
UMC: New addiction training collaboration benefits patients, psych residents
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 13 days ago
said. The need for psychiatric care in Mississippi was made even greater in recent weeks, Richardson said. The state Department of Mental Health said in May that it will close its 29-bed acute medical psychiatric service unit at the State... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Steps toward suicide awareness and preventionsuicide awareness. But there is no need to wait. Awareness and prevention tip
Steps toward suicide awareness and prevention
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
suicide awareness. But there is no need to wait. Awareness and prevention tips are being promoted by the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the local Council for Drug Free Youth. Although suicide affects everyone, young people are... Read more
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hcam.tv
Retiring Hopkinton Police Officer, Thomas Griffin Praised at Selectmen Meetinga liaison for the regional jail diversion program, business and licensing inspe
Retiring Hopkinton Police Officer, Thomas Griffin Praised at Selectmen Meeting
hcam.tv / Posted 14 days ago
a liaison for the regional jail diversion program, business and licensing inspecting, fleet maintenance, working with the department of mental health in multiple towns and Officer Griffin is also part of a regional crisis intervention team helping... Read more
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The Amboy News
Amboy News Robert L. Barkerand shortly after they did, they both got jobs with the State of Illinois in th
Amboy News Robert L. Barker
The Amboy News / Posted 14 days ago
and shortly after they did, they both got jobs with the State of Illinois in the Chicago area. Robert worked for the Department of Mental Health in Chicago, but they didn�t like the hustle and bustle of city life, and when their first child,... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Robert Larry Barkerand shortly after they did, they both got jobs with the state of Illinois in th
Robert Larry Barker
SaukValley.com / Posted 15 days ago
and shortly after they did, they both got jobs with the state of Illinois in the Chicago area. Robert worked for the Department of Mental Health in Chicago, but they didn’t like the hustle and bustle of city life, and when their first child,... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Health Districts Receive State Grants To Combat Opioid Overdosesgrant funds will provide another tool to help us to fight the opioid epidemic,"
Health Districts Receive State Grants To Combat Opioid Overdoses
Hartford Courant / Posted 15 days ago
grant funds will provide another tool to help us to fight the opioid epidemic," Commissioner Miriam Delphin-Rittmon of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services said in a statement. "They are being targeted to areas which have great... Read more
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Orange County Register
Release blocked for county's worst mass killerof specialists who fail to consider the killer's entire history. In June, Step
Release blocked for county's worst mass killer
Orange County Register / Posted 16 days ago
of specialists who fail to consider the killer's entire history. In June, Stephen W. Mayberg, director of the California Department of Mental Health, indicated to Rackauckas that Patton officials have changed their minds about Allaway. "Based on... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Chamber Corner: Looking ahead to Joey Logano Foundation charity eventthis Friday at the Middletown Elks Lodge. Tom is retiring from state service af
Chamber Corner: Looking ahead to Joey Logano Foundation charity event
The Middletown Press / Posted 17 days ago
this Friday at the Middletown Elks Lodge. Tom is retiring from state service after a long and distinguished career with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He is a member of the Town Council in Cromwell and he represents the town... Read more
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Boston Globe
When despair meets deadly forcedressed casually in polo shirts and khakis, with their service weapons holstere
When despair meets deadly force
Boston Globe / Posted 18 days ago
dressed casually in polo shirts and khakis, with their service weapons holstered on their belts. A presenter from the state Department of Mental Health was asking a tough question: “Why are some people hospitalized and some not?” After a hearty... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Anti-drug message expands into Osage County schoolsan organization that assists families in need. She participates in monthly Syst
Anti-drug message expands into Osage County schools
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
an organization that assists families in need. She participates in monthly System of Care meetings along with Missouri Department of Mental Health representatives, law enforcement and others to address the needs of families. In a meeting,... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Bruising found on man with autism at KC group home leads to assault charge against former caregiverto cooperate with the legal system in however we can help and hope he is prosec
Bruising found on man with autism at KC group home leads to assault charge against former caregiver
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 19 days ago
to cooperate with the legal system in however we can help and hope he is prosecuted to the full extent.” The Missouri Department of Mental Health confirms it has launched an investigation into the incident. The regional manager of the group... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Marjorie M. RichardsonShe was born March 14, 1959, in Oregon, the daughter of Earl and Mary (Stout) M
Marjorie M. Richardson
SaukValley.com / Posted 20 days ago
She was born March 14, 1959, in Oregon, the daughter of Earl and Mary (Stout) Morningstar.�She had worked for the Illinois Department of Mental Health at Dixon Developmental Center and Jack Mabley Center before retiring. She was a member of... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Nixon restricts $115.5 million in new or increased spendingin the fiscal year 2017 budget for K-12 classrooms, higher education and a near
Nixon restricts $115.5 million in new or increased spending
KOMU Columbia / Posted 21 days ago
in the fiscal year 2017 budget for K-12 classrooms, higher education and a nearly $200 million increase for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. The budget withholdings affect 131 new or existing programs, including many university... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Nixon restricts $115.5 million in new or increased spendingin the fiscal year 2017 budget for K-12 classrooms, higher education and a near
Nixon restricts $115.5 million in new or increased spending
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
in the fiscal year 2017 budget for K-12 classrooms, higher education and a nearly $200 million increase for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. The budget withholdings affect 131 new or existing programs, including many university... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Nixon restricts $115.5 million in new or increased spendingin the fiscal year 2017 budget for K-12 classrooms, higher education and a near
Nixon restricts $115.5 million in new or increased spending
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 21 days ago
in the fiscal year 2017 budget for K-12 classrooms, higher education and a nearly $200 million increase for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. The budget withholdings affect 131 new or existing programs, including many university... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Nixon restricts $115.5 million in new or increased spendingin the fiscal year 2017 budget for K-12 classrooms, higher education and a near
Nixon restricts $115.5 million in new or increased spending
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 21 days ago
in the fiscal year 2017 budget for K-12 classrooms, higher education and a nearly $200 million increase for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. The budget withholdings affect 131 new or existing programs, including many university... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Opening statements in alleged sham driving school case to begin Wednesday afternoontapped to helm the trial after Knox County's judges recused themselves. Wiser'
Opening statements in alleged sham driving school case to begin Wednesday afternoon
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
tapped to helm the trial after Knox County's judges recused themselves. Wiser's school, which was certified by the state Department of Mental Health to provide drug abuse awareness and driving safety classes, was raided by Knox County Sheriff's... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Cannibalism, Rape and Death - Trauma As the Nation Turns Fivebases across the country. There are no official statistics on mental health in
Cannibalism, Rape and Death - Trauma As the Nation Turns Five
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
bases across the country. There are no official statistics on mental health in the country. But the director of the department of mental health told Amnesty that the number of patients with mental health problems has risen since 2013. Most... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Man with autism beaten, allegedly by group home employeevery nonchalant about it,” Skillman said. Scottie was still at the hospital Mo
Man with autism beaten, allegedly by group home employee
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 22 days ago
very nonchalant about it,” Skillman said. Scottie was still at the hospital Monday night where doctors examined him. The Department of Mental Health is investigating. His brother hopes, after the police investigation is complete, the employee... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Family says caregiver at KC group home used a belt to beat man with autismat his group home. Family told FOX 4 the man lives at Preferred Community Servi
Family says caregiver at KC group home used a belt to beat man with autism
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 22 days ago
at his group home. Family told FOX 4 the man lives at Preferred Community Services in South Kansas City. The Missouri Department of Mental Health confirmed to FOX 4 it is investigating the incident. “I was furious what I found out,” said... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
State investigating allegations of group employee beating man with autismThere is outrage Tuesday after a group home employee is accused of beating a ma
State investigating allegations of group employee beating man with autism
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 22 days ago
There is outrage Tuesday after a group home employee is accused of beating a man with autism with a belt. The Missouri Department of Mental Health confirmed they are investigating accusations of events that happened at the Preferred Family... Read more
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Boston Globe
New rules for outdoor access win praise from advocates of psychiatric patientsleg shackles on. I don’t care. You can tie me to another staff member. Just let
New rules for outdoor access win praise from advocates of psychiatric patients
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
leg shackles on. I don’t care. You can tie me to another staff member. Just let me go outside.’” Friday, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health issued new “Fresh Air” rules for psychiatric patients across the state. Now the Boston hospital... Read more
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Raw Story
Some hospitals still refuse to let mental health patients go outsideOn Friday, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health issued new “Fresh Air”
Some hospitals still refuse to let mental health patients go outside
Raw Story / Posted 22 days ago
On Friday, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health issued new “Fresh Air” rules for psychiatric patients in the state. The rules require hospitals to grant mental health patients daily outdoor access (depending on factors like weather, and the... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Bristol Hospital Steps Up Naloxone Campaigndirectly through the emergency department. After hearing a presentation this sp
Bristol Hospital Steps Up Naloxone Campaign
Hartford Courant / Posted 23 days ago
directly through the emergency department. After hearing a presentation this spring by Susan Wolfe of the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Lim worked to set up the system with Chris Ann Meaney, the hospital's... Read more
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