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

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Health":

"… ed service records. However, a 2012 report from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) showed that between 2002 and 2005, 144 ve …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Annie E. Casey Foundation":

"… remain widespread in youth corrections facilities nationwide. In 2011, an Annie E. Casey Foundation report found that 17 states have been successfully sued over conditions of …"

"… ay from secure juvenile detention and corrections facilities.  As the Annie E. Casey Foundation documented in a recent data brief, the overall youth confinement rate fell …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Annie E. Casey Foundation":

"… One problem, overcrowding, was already on the wane. As a pilot site in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, Cook County created a rang …"

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 "diabetes":

"… side, older adults with untreated depression are less likely to have their diabetes, high blood pressure and other physical conditions under control — and c …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "care for mental illness":

"… ized mental health care system where ordinary people cannot hope to afford care for mental illness.Hackett wanted the House Subcommittee on Health to pass legislation that h …"