Despite Tucson and rising needs, mental health takes a back budget seat

By Amy Biegelsen

States have cut $2.1 billion from their mental health budgets over the last three fiscal years, and more slashing is expected in coming week

Excerpts from this story referencing "Prozac":

"… ities, a mental health rights movement and a new generation of drugs, like Prozac, dropped that number 87 percent by 1994, to just 71,619, according to rese …"

Suicide rate for veterans far exceeds that of civilian population

News21 investigation finds that veterans are taking their own lives more than twice as often as civilians.

10 years after landmark study, progress and challenges remain for youth mental health treatment

10 years after landmark study, progress and challenges in mental health treatment for nation’s confined youth.

After years of effort, Illinois finds traction in meeting needs of mentally ill youth

After years of effort, Illinois finds traction in meeting needs of mentally ill youth

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Howard":

"… ities, “The care is uneven,” says John Maki, executive director of the John Howard Association — a century-old, independent watchdog organization devoted t …"

"… ry confinement. At the state’s facility in Harrisburg, for instance, the John Howard Association found one out of every four youth was locked in seclusion for …"

"… d definitely note that’s one of the barriers.” In September 2012, the John Howard Association documented staff shortages at the DJJ facility in Kewanee, Ill …"

"… hically and as a matter of public policy,” the report stated. Since the John Howard report emerged, DJJ has reduced the special treatment units at Kewanee fro …"

Cook County sparks national changes in mental health care for delinquent youth

Cook County sparks national changes in treatment for delinquent youth.

Report: Too little mental health care for boomers

By The Associated Press

Aging boomers to face hard time finding mental health care; report urges geriatric training

Excerpts from this story referencing "Johns Hopkins University":

"… doubles by 2030, said report co-author Dr. Peter Rabins, a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins University. How much substance abuse treatment for seniors will be needed is a partic …"

On anniversary of Virginia Tech shooting, law to close loophole hasn't accomplished much

By Gordon Witkin

Federal law designed to improve access to mental health records has proved disappointing.

Tucson shooter was troubled, but could still buy a gun

By Kimberly Leonard

The months-long pattern of bizarre behavior by alleged Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner has once again raised questions about what sort of

Insurance industry battles bill mandating mental health coverage

By Kevin Bogardus

WASHINGTON, August 13, 2002 — James Hackett learned about the inequities in the coverage of mental health services after his teenage daughte