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

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"… facilities because people there are waiting for community placement.”In Virginia, 10 percent of the state’s 1,300 state hospital beds are occupied by som …"

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.

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"… ah National Center for Veterans Studies. Those factors include feelings of depression, hopelessness, post-traumatic stress disorder, a history of trauma and acc …"

"… r accidents — increase the risk of injury. “It turns up the volume on depression,” he said. In 2010, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki asked gover …"

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

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 "depression":

"… e a hard time finding care and services for mental health problems such as depression — because the nation is woefully lacking in doctors, nurses and other he …"

"… , Rabins said, noting that middle age is the most common time for onset of depression. But when they do occur in older adults, the report found th …"

"… Rabins said. On the other side, older adults with untreated depression are less likely to have their diabetes, high blood pressure and other phys …"

"… nd friends die. It may be difficult to distinguish between grief and major depression. That also means a loss of the support systems that earlier …"

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

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"… t’s state of Texas. Fortunately for Hackett’s daughter, her father was president of a huge oil and gas company and he was able to pay for the care she need …"