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Cautious optimism: Strong and hopeful new mental health care law will ease behavioral health crisis

Cautious optimism: Strong and hopeful new mental health care law will ease behavioral health crisis

Nobody wants to go to the emergency room. Often, however, this is not a choice. Motor vehicle accidents, household accidents or the sudden onset of a medical condition means the flashing lights and wailing siren of an ambulance and a speedy journey through the hands of qualified experts trained and equipped to handle it all. …

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Expert discusses mental health of law enforcement after officer's death

Expert discusses mental health of law enforcement after officer’s death

Several law enforcement officers in the Oklahoma County area were killed or injured last summer. Since July, three law enforcement officers have died in Oklahoma County. The latest was Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Meagan Burke, who died in an off-duty crash on Interstate 44. Experts said the public needs to think about the mental health …

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Denver teachers won't benefit from new state law mandating fertility treatments

Denver teachers won’t benefit from new state law mandating fertility treatments

After a year of trying to start a family, Denver teacher Alison Yocum Johanson’s doctor told her her next step in trying to get pregnant was in vitro fertilization. But when Yocum Johanson asked the Denver Public Schools Human Resources Department if his insurance plan covered IVF, he was told no. “It’s just too expensive,” …

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Governor Newsom Signs CARE Court Law, Offering New Pathway for Californians Struggling with Serious Mental Illness |  Governor of California

Governor Newsom Signs CARE Court Law, Offering New Pathway for Californians Struggling with Serious Mental Illness | Governor of California

Passed in the Legislative Assembly with overwhelming support, CARE Court is a unique national framework for empowering people with untreated schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. CARE Court is bolstered by $15.3 billion in state funding to address homelessness and $11.6 billion a year for mental health services SAN JOSE — Along with state and local …

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