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Broadband, a Screen and a Mic Connects Patients to Psychiatrists

Broadband, a Screen and a Mic Connects Patients to Psychiatrists

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services now reimburses more telepsychiatry services, potentially increasing access to psychiatric..

September 29, 2014
Foresight Can Improve Mental Health Care Outcomes

Foresight Can Improve Mental Health Care Outcomes

Psychiatric advance directives help ensure the best possible treatment outcomes, but they remain underutilized and poorly understood. By..

September 2, 2014
Changes to Block Grants in the General Assembly Budget

Changes to Block Grants in the General Assembly Budget

We break down the details of this year’s Health and Human Services block grant funding changes. By Rose Hoban Every year, many..

August 28, 2014
Peer-support Counselors Add Critical Assistance to Mental Health System

Peer-support Counselors Add Critical Assistance to Mental Health System

A new breed of counselors are getting trained to help out in the mental health system, and they know the system well. Peer-support..

August 21, 2014
Orange County Mental Health Court Provides Alternative

Orange County Mental Health Court Provides Alternative

A special court aims to help people with mental health problems who get caught in the criminal justice system to escape the revolving door...

August 20, 2014
Learning to Breathe Deeply in Maximum Security

Learning to Breathe Deeply in Maximum Security

Inmates find peace of mind and inner strength during a yoga class at the state’s largest women’s prison. By Hyun Namkoong Rays..

August 12, 2014
Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health

Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health

A Q&A with an expert from Duke University who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence. by Lois Beckett, ProPublica..

August 8, 2014
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
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
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