Mental health

Oregon gubernatorial candidates and lawmakers meet 'no pledge' and civil pledge standards

Oregon gubernatorial candidates and lawmakers meet ‘no pledge’ and civil pledge standards

KGW’s investigative series ‘Uncommitted’ explored shortcomings in the mental health system and high standards of forced care. Heads of state say they are open to change PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon gubernatorial candidates and state senators say they want to reassess the state’s standards for civil engagement and enforced mental health care. KGW’s ‘Uncommitted’ investigative series …

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Mobile City Council Approves Budget, Rejects Efforts to Cut Mental Health Provider Funds

Mobile City Council Approves Budget, Rejects Efforts to Cut Mental Health Provider Funds

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) — City Council voted 6-1 on Tuesday to approve a $298 million budget, rejecting a proposal to reprogram mental health funds to AlaPointe Health. For several years, the city has given AltaPointe $600,000, which primarily funds the evaluations and treatment of patients referred by the Mobile County probate court to the Mental …

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OU Health shuts down some gender-related health services after receiving state pressure

OU Health shuts down some gender-related health services after receiving state pressure

OU Health said they were shutting down some gender-related health services after receiving pressure from the state. It comes after a new bill threatened to withhold tens of millions of federal funds from the hospital if they continue. More than $39 million is at stake. “Legislatures seem to believe that the health care and mental …

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Cahoots staff meet a camper after he was rescued from a campfire that consumed part of his campsite along the train tracks in Glenwood.  (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard)

Vote ‘mixed bag’ for the fight to add a mobile crisis team to Salem

The push to create a mobile crisis unit to respond to homelessness and behavioral health crises took a step forward, a step back at the Salem City Council meeting on Monday. Councilwoman Vanessa Nordyke, a longtime supporter of establishing a civilian-led crisis unit in the city, introduced two motions. A motion to add the unit’s …

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Morrison and Cerniglia discuss the need to expand Cook County mental health services

Morrison and Cerniglia discuss the need to expand Cook County mental health services

Democratic Cook County 15th District Commissioner Kevin Morrison of Mount Prospect and Republican challenger Chuck Cerniglia of Hoffman Estates shared their views on the need to expand county mental health services — partly in response to acts of violence like the 4th of July Parade shooting in Highland Park in which seven people were killed …

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Dr. Carolyn Tucker, left, UF Florida Blue Chair in Health Disparities Research, will lead UF researchers and community members working to address health service disparities mental health in East Gainesville.  She is pictured here with Gwendolyn Saffo during a panel at the UF Health Power Over Cancer 2022 event.

Researchers, foundation and pastors tackle mental health in East G’ville

The availability of mental health services in East Gainesville remains scarce even though stress, anxiety, grief, depression and anger persist among residents. To tackle the problem, researchers at the University of Florida are working to address this disparity by joining with the Florida Blue Foundation and a collaboration of local churches on a new mental …

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NIH awards CUNY SPH team $6.7 million to design parks-based strategies to improve mental wellness

NIH awards CUNY SPH team $6.7 million to design parks-based strategies to improve mental wellness

NEW YORK, September 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Public parks play a vital role in promoting community engagement and supporting the well-being of nearby residents, but their impact depends not only on physical dimensions but also on social dimensions, such as perceived safety and availability of community programs. The National Institutes of Health has awarded a …

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Mental wellness and alcohol moderation will drive next phase of functional beverage growth, Recess CEO predicts

Mental wellness and alcohol moderation will drive next phase of functional beverage growth, Recess CEO predicts

Breaklaunched in 2018 with CBD-infused drinks​,​ and says he remains “the undisputed category leader in CBD beverageswith distribution in CBD-friendly states across the country. However, founder and CEO Ben Witte has made it clear from the start that he is “build a brand, not market an ingredient,​​”and say it Recess Mood line without CBD – …

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How an FQHC uses telehealth for primary care, behavioral health and addictions treatment

How an FQHC uses telehealth for primary care, behavioral health and addictions treatment

Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center in Nashua, New Hampshire provides primary care, behavioral health services and dental services to a homeless or at-risk population. Harbor Care Health is a Federally Licensed Community Center (FQHC). FQHCs were created to provide affordable medical services to people in need, regardless of their ability to pay. THE PROBLEM …

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