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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"… riddled with gaps, says Roger Munns, Iowa’s Department of Human Services spokesman. “What services you get is basically dependent on where you live.”Publ …"

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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"… sponse to the Joshua Omvig Veteran Suicide Prevention Act — named for an Iraq war veteran who committed suicide in 2005 — the department’s efforts i …"

"… , lives in Portland, Ore., working as a supply-chain analyst. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan as an Army specialist and was discharged in 2007. One of h …"

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

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"… boomers currently in their 50s than in previous generations. Mental health experts welcomed the report. "This is a wake-up call for man …"

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