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Mental Health Funding

With No State Budget, Community Mental Health in Crisis

Mona Shattell | Posted 02.09.2016 | Chicago
Mona Shattell

Co-authored by Ann Fisher Raney, AM, LCSW, chief executive officer at Turning Point, Skokie, IL and Mona Shattell, PhD, RN, FAAN, member of the Board ...

Two Years After Newtown, Some States Are Retreating On Mental Health Funding

Stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Lydia O'Connor

The Fatal Consequences Of Policing Mental Illness

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

In January 2011, wheelchair-bound Randal Dunklin, 55, was denied services at a mental health clinic in San Francisco. Outside the clinic, he grew upse...

Improve Outcomes For Children And Their Parents: Fund Family-Focused Mental Health Care

Katie Albright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Katie Albright

What Lauren and her children really need is a two-generation approach: providing mental health services to the family, for both the mother and her children. The catch is that public funding streams are generally not available for family-focused mental health services.

Alleged D.C. Shooter Would Not Have Gotten Much Help From the GOP

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP's sudden discovery that there is a great need for more funding for that care is commendable. What's not is that it would try to sell the public on the notion that increasing that care makes it unnecessary to pass gun legislation.

Culturally Sensitive Providers Will Help Bring Mental Illness Out of Shadows

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Michele Nealon-Woods

It is certainly good to see that the conversation about access to mental health services and removing the stigma of mental illness have moved out of the shadows and are now at the forefront of discussions within the White House and across the nation.

Jason Cherkis

Mental Health Programs May Be Easier To Fix Than Gun Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days before the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, a boy in Milwaukee confessed to one of his teachers that he had been troubled by...

It's Elementary: Ample Guns + Paltry Mental Health Services = Tragedy

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 02.18.2013 | Crime
Mark W. Schleisner

It's a recipe for never-ending tragedy. And I'm not just talking about tragedies like Newtown. What about all the times that people have killed others by gunfire in an act of road rage, family bickering, or a squabble with someone down the block?

David Wood

Youth Mental Health Services Often Neglected For Many Teens

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter, is not known to have been professionally treated for mental illness. In that he was not alone. A...

Joseph Erbentraut

Protesters Put City 'On Trial' For Mental Health Clinic Closures

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.21.2012 | Chicago

As advocates pled not guilty Monday to charges that they had trespassed during a sit-in demonstration at a Chicago mental health clinic, they sought t...