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Advocates, Lawmakers Debate Over Involuntary Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment

Advocates, Lawmakers Debate Over Involuntary Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment

Pending federal legislation calls for investment in assisted outpatient treatment for people with severe psychiatric problems. Local..

July 28, 2014 with 0 Comments
Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80 Percent Unemployment

Adults With Serious Mental Illnesses Face 80 Percent Unemployment

A report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness details the difficulties people with mental illnesses have finding and keeping work...

July 11, 2014
Mental Health Care Reconstruction: Two Visions

Mental Health Care Reconstruction: Two Visions

Two mental health bills in Congress offer alternative approaches to mental health care, and advocates in North Carolina are carefully..

July 8, 2014
Lawmakers Call for Action on Reducing Suicides

Lawmakers Call for Action on Reducing Suicides

By Jasmin Singh The North Carolina House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday authorizing legislative staff to study ways to..

July 3, 2014
Health Care Issues Among Flurry of Last-minute Bills

Health Care Issues Among Flurry of Last-minute Bills

Wednesday’s regulatory and reform committee meeting showed how political maneuvering can get special interests sneaked into an omnibus,..

June 19, 2014
Legislators Reconsider Who’s Eligible for the Death Penalty

Legislators Reconsider Who’s Eligible for the Death Penalty

By Jasmin Singh People with intellectual disabilities who sit on death row may find their sentences commuted to life in prison as North..

June 19, 2014
Once Again, the Wright School Awaits Word of Its Fate

Once Again, the Wright School Awaits Word of Its Fate

Even though it’s the only school of its kind in the state, the school which serves children with emotional and behavioral problems..

June 13, 2014
Study: Health Law Boosts Hospital Psych Care for Young Adults

Study: Health Law Boosts Hospital Psych Care for Young Adults

By Jay Hancock Kaiser Health News Expanded coverage for young adults under the Affordable Care Act substantially raised inpatient hospital..

June 12, 2014
House HHS Budget Quiets Advocates’ Jangled Nerves

House HHS Budget Quiets Advocates’ Jangled Nerves

After the shock health care officials and advocates received when they saw the Senate budget, the House version presented yesterday was a..

June 11, 2014
Falling Through the Crack Between Medicaid and the Marketplace

Falling Through the Crack Between Medicaid and the Marketplace

The budget proposed by the North Carolina Senate would throw the lives of thousands of people with disabilities into turmoil if provisions..

June 4, 2014
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