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MH field notes pluses, minuses of president's gun control inititative
ACMHA Honors Four Leaders at 2011 Summit
ACMHA Summit Embraces Social Supports for Healthier Communities
Addressing tobacco cessation in smoking population with MI
ADHD Drug Shortages Force Field to Mobilize to Address Challenges
Advocates Work to Protect SSI Program for Children With Mental Disabilities
Alabama School District Agrees to Integrate Services for Students
Alabama to Close State Hospitals in Move to Transform MH System
Alleged Nev. “patient dumping” prompts federal probe, policy changes
AMHCA-endorsed licensing plan allows counselors more mobility
Analysis connects bullying to arrests, convictions, prison time
Arizona Tragedy Renews calls for MH Service Access, Funding, Outreach
BH workforce assumes critical role in integrated care efforts
BH, corrections collaborate on framework to reduce recidivism, promote recovery
Budget Cuts Force Service Mergers, Layoffs for Some Arizona Providers
Calif. Advocates Bask in Court Successes to Retain Mental Health Services
Calif. counties filling vacuum in results on Prop. 63 impacts
Calif. Ruling on Eating Disorder Treatment Backs Parity Law Over Insurer
Calif. tragedy points to urgent need for more crisis services
Calls for national MH program, service access lead Hill talks
CDC finds best practices guidelines used for most children assessed for ADHD
Challenges faced by field in 2013: Reader comments
Class-action suit charges Calif. insurer with parity violations
CMHC teamwork with health plan assists the less severely ill
CMS Proposes Depression Screening for Medicare Beneficiaries
CMS takes uncommon step in revoking hospital’s Medicare certification
Collaboration Model Proves Critical to Success of Connecticut Child Initiative
Colo. re-bids crisis services contract amid protests, disappointment
Congress Eyeing Funding Support for Military MH Program
Crisis counseling for youths harnesses power of the text
Denver-area initiative leverages the healing power of volunteering
Depression Treatment Project Seeks to be Aligned With Primary Care
DHHS responds to Medicaid rule concerns
DuPont earns national accolades for basic MH awareness training
Economic costs of suicides higher than previous estimates
Embracing integrated care: How clinicians change their practice
Federal ban on conversion therapy legislation introduced
Field hopes for bipartisan compromise on efforts to reform MH system
Field reaction to VA call for more MH counselors mixed
Field responds to report on deadly encounters between police, people with MI
Field urged to focus on future amid health care delivery changes
Field urged to participate in national dialogue on mental health
Field: EHB Does Not Ensure Protections for Mental Health Service Access
Field’s wish list for 2016: Comprehensive mental health reform, parity enforcement
Final parity rule opens door to increased activity on enforcement front
Financial, advocacy goals govern move to merge three Ill. providers
Flood-Torn Vermont Hospital Won’t Reopen; Alternate Service Plans Initiated
Florida Providers Await Federal Response Over Termination of Local Contracts
Gallery founded by BH agency boosts recovery, fights stigma
Groups divided on merits of Murphy mental health reform proposal
Hawaii bill would classify homelessness as medical condition
HC delivery system prompts new workforce role for case managers
Health homes project participant exposed to new world of data
Health opinion poll finds public approves of Medicaid expansion
House subcommittee calls care system for SMI population “broken”
Housing agreement ends 10-year battle for NYC adult-home residents with SMI
Impact of bullying trails both victims, bullies into adulthood
In 2012, Providers Seek Clarity Amid Dizzying Pace of Change
Industry shift in MH drug development does little to deter field’s optimism
Initiative builds supportive community in public housing environments
Innovative crisis management site keeps focus on lowering ER use
Intellectually disabled receive no greater share of psychotropics
Interim breakthrough agreement reached in Ariz. 30-year lawsuit
Involuntary Medication and Mental Health Recovery: Are They Incompatible?
IOM Recommendations for Benefits Package: Affordability First
IOM report finds military lacking in effective MH programs
IOM report proposes psychosocial interventions for mental, substance use disorders
Iowa children’s agency maximizes potential of fundraising events
Iowa mental health redesign promotes shift of services from county to region
Iowa, Magellan Crisis Services Expansion Addresses Urgent Care Needs
Kentucky CMHCs suffer under weight of a crumbling pension system
Leaders sound alarm on abundance of jail inmates with mental illness
Low-income children with mental health disorders not receiving federal benefits
Maine Considers 211 Service Pivotal Element in Mental Health Referral
Maine’s plan for MH services raises uncertainty among providers, consumers
Managers of New York County Helpline Reach Youths Through Text Option
Maryland BH provider allegations fuel calls for oversight and service access
Medicaid expansion promotes significant boost in MH care, economy
Medicaid prescription drug use by children under federal scrutiny
Medicaid, budget issues, service access concern MH field as election nears
Mental Health Advocates Mobilize to Protect Medicaid, Health Reform Law
Mental Health America analysis details impact of federal budget cuts
Mental Health Weekly honored by Peers
Mental Health Weekly website honored at APEX Awards
MH community aligning around issues of access, prevention
MH community applauds White House launch of national dialogue
MH groups urge CBS to air more ‘balanced’ view of mental illness
Minn. Depression Care Measures Receive National Endorsement
Minnesota campaign engages consumers in conversations about MH
Murder of psychiatric technician fuels Calif. hospital safety push
Murphy’s mental health reform bill draws both praise, concerns from the field
N.H. Officials Disagree with DOJ Charges of ADA, Olmstead Violation
N.J. providers laud COLA increase, Medicaid expansion in budget
N.M. providers faced with displacement, service disruption in audit aftermath
N.M. providers fear service disruption, agency closures after Medicaid fraud allegations
N.M. providers move forward in aftermath of Medicaid fraud clearance
N.Y. advocates applaud landmark MH reform plan, seek community reinvestment
N.Y. Community-Based Veterans Program Seeks to Become National Model
NACBHDD announces new partnership with national rural MH group
NAMI announces new executive director
NAMI’s San Diego affiliate builds consumers’ technology skills
NAPHS analysis responds to president’s request for national MH dialogue
NASMHPD report examines critical roles for state BH authorities
National Council Awards of Excellence Dinner
National Council workshop will guide integration decisions
National Groups Partner to Address BH Needs of Offender Population
National Survey Finds Many Unaware of Federal MH, Addiction Parity Law
National, local efforts train educators on suicide prevention, MH support
New Mexico committee releases scathing report on financing of BH services
New MH initiative launched to promote community interventions
New report urges funding, effective treatments for vets with MH needs
New York Advocates Continue Push for Medicaid BH Carve Out Model
New York Mental Health Advocates Push for BH Carve Out of Medicaid Program
Nursing home drop in antipsychotic drug use not enough, say advocates
NYS mental health tax checkoff law the first in the nation
Olmstead initiative to help states support community integration
Pa. managed care entity lauded for using collaborative care tool
Parity project tracks legislative, regulatory compliance with federal, state laws
Parity study finds treatment, spending challenges affecting children with MI
Partnerships, Support Fuel Success of Creative Louisiana Housing Program
Peer Support Services Help Reduce Hospitalizations, Curb Costs
Peers easing strain of MH workforce issues, ACA service demand
Penn. integrated care Medicaid improves care for SMI population
Penn., Illinois insurers Reverse Decisions to Change, Eliminate MH Benefits
Policymakers attentive to MH, but will this produce results?
Poll: Majority would seek treatment if experiencing depression
Prenatal coffee intake not linked to child behavior issues
President’s Budget Proposal Harms Key MH Supports for Children
Prior authorization for youth impedes timely inpatient care
Protest bid prompts Ariz. to cease transition on new Medicaid contract
Psychiatric facility scrutiny calls attention to regulations, oversight
Public attitudes mixed about MI following Newtown tragedy
Quality improvement collaborative prepares MH agencies for health reform
Readers comment on challenges, opportunities for 2014
Report finds majority agree that MI treatment improves lives
Research limited in gun policy, serious mental illness debate
Research Project Will Highlight Mental Health Impact of Policy Decisions
Researchers identify new method to assess patient medication adherence
SAMHSA briefing highlights federal collaborations for children’s MH
SAMHSA report finds depression rates triple for adolescent girls
Senate legislation a welcome addition in push to reform mental health system
Sequestration threat prompts unlikely groups to pair with MH to avert impact
Shutdown raises concerns about negative impact on MH funding, services
Standard procedures help agency in responding to safety risks
State Budget Shortfalls Continue to Impact Mental Health Systems
State Provider Groups Band Together to Assert MH Role in Health Reform
States ramp up proposals on MH service, community support and safety issues
Study finds most young people treated with antipsychotics lack MH diagnosis
Summit Examines Changes in HC Financing, Service Delivery
Supreme Court decision boosts field’s support of Medicaid expansion
Teamwork from police, MH creates model crisis response in Houston
Technology, Work of Change Teams Enhance Access at Kentucky Center
TeenScreen shuts doors suddenly after 13 years
Telehealth MH Care Viewed More Favorably by Providers, Payors
Tenn. hospital closure paves way for MH community reinvestment
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Time-strapped organizations move to get creative on staff training
Tips for safety in CMHC settings: Write out policies and communicate
Top 10 recommendations
Vermont involuntary treatment proposal concerns MH advocates
Veterans with PTSD seek MH care due to family, financial issues
Web discussion centers on integrated care challenges, prospects

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