Behavioral Health Headlines

  • Andrew Romanoff: GOP health-care bill is bad medicine for mental health 25 Jun 2017 03:29 The Daily Camera Let's say your state faces an opioid epidemic. And a shortage of psychiatric care. And one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. Let's say you live in Colorado. If you're an optimist, you might turn to Congress for help. At the very …
  • Tucson's criminal justice system bracing for federal health bill impact 24 Jun 2017 23:46 Tucson.com After three felony convictions and years of drug use, Tucson resident Jacob Kirk was facing a mandatory prison sentence. Until he got another chance. Kirk, now 25, spent three months in a residential drug treatment program, signed up for mental health …
  • Opioid-linked deaths on rise, but federal response uncertain under Trump 24 Jun 2017 21:36 Duluth News Tribune The U.S. Senate's Republican-sponsored health care overhaul, publicly unveiled Thursday and up for a full Senate vote as early as next week, includes major rollbacks in Medicaid funding in the coming years. Medicaid is the nation's largest insurer …
  • Big wave surfer Mark Mathews using psychology of fear in recovery from horrific injury 24 Jun 2017 20:58 Townsville Bulletin
  • Fentanyl spiral: How the guilt and shame of addiction stole a B.C. man's life 24 Jun 2017 20:30 CBC All it took was a single beer for Murray Shaw's life to unravel. The moment came on a bike holiday in January 2016 in San Diego while he was with some friends from the Vancouver area. After almost 20 years sober, the community college instructor from …
  • Man's 14-month spiral into addiction highlights gaps in treatment of substance abusers 24 Jun 2017 20:21 CBTK All it took was a single beer for Murray Shaw's life to unravel. The moment came on a bike holiday in January 2016 in San Diego while he was with some friends from the Vancouver area. After almost 20 years sober, the community college instructor from …
  • Fentanyl spiral: How the guilt and shame of addiction stole a B.C. man's life 24 Jun 2017 17:29 CBC All it took was a single beer for Murray Shaw's life to unravel. The moment came on a bike holiday in January 2016 in San Diego while he was with some friends from the Vancouver area. After almost 20 years sober, the community college instructor from …
  • Dr. A.J.: Countering the dangers of addiction 24 Jun 2017 17:00 The Chronicle Herald Domino 17: Substance use, misuse and addiction As Canada gets ready to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to marijuana by July 1, 2018, it is important to understand what we face as a society. Mind-altering substances have been available to …
  • GOP health bill is a disaster for opioid crisis 24 Jun 2017 12:11 Memphis Commercial Appeal   America's addiction crisis is the defining public health challenge of our time. In 2015, more than 52,000 Americans died of drug overdoses, the majority related to opioids — far more than died from car accidents. More than 20 million Americans live …
  • Crisis intervention, de-escalation training seen as valuable tools for Utah 24 Jun 2017 11:53 Standard-Examiner OGDEN — On any given day, the men and women that make up Utah’s “thin blue line” face the likelihood of having to intervene in situations where people are in crisis or could be wrestling with a mental illness. And now, more often than not, Utah cops are …
  • Don't cut Medicaid, experts plead 24 Jun 2017 10:52 www.wcpo.com This article is part of the WCPO project Heroin: How Do We Respond? A Republican health care bill has passed the U.S. House and now the Senate has produced a similar version. Both bills call for massive cuts to Medicaid, the health care program that …
  • Letters: Marijuana offers no medical benefits 24 Jun 2017 09:31 IndyStar.com The marijuana activists sure came alive after Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill gave us the straight scoop about marijuana in his recent letter, a recommended reading for everyone. First and foremost, the average human's brain does not complete the …
  • How the guilt and shame of addiction stole a B.C.'s man's life 24 Jun 2017 09:28 CBC All it took was a single beer for Murray's Shaw life to unravel. The moment came on a bike holiday in January 2016 in San Diego while he was with some friends from the Vancouver area. After almost 20 years sober, the community college instructor from …
  • Aspen Ideas takes sobering look at opioid addiction 24 Jun 2017 07:01 Citizen Telegram The United States is at risk of falling further behind dealing with an opioid addiction crisis, which already kills 91 people per day on average, former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Friday in Aspen. Murthy, who served under President Obama from …
  • Senate unveils draft US healthcare reform bill 24 Jun 2017 01:15 IHS IHS Markit perspective Implications The bill is the Senate's response to the American Health Care Act (ACHA), which was recently passed by the House and aims to roll back most of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Outlook Senior Republicans …
  • Vitale Introduces Sweeping Horizon Bill 23 Jun 2017 23:48 Politicker A Democratic proposal to restructure the state’s largest health insurer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, forcing it to spend down some of its surplus, has been introduced in the state Senate and could get a vote in that chamber next week. The legislation …
  • Howard Center staff Beth Holden offers workshop at suicide prevention symposium 23 Jun 2017 23:24 Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Business Magazine Beth Holden, Associate Director of Howard Center programs for children and families, presented a workshop, “Riding the Roller Coaster: Implementation of Zero Suicide.” The presentation was part of the recent 2017 Vermont Suicide …
  • Don’t harm children and call it 'reform' 23 Jun 2017 23:06 Seacoastonline.com Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Dr. Steven Chapman Reforming health care requires tough choices. But choosing to take health coverage away from tens of millions of children, people with disabilities, and seniors in nursing homes should not be one of them. The …
  • The GOP Healthcare Bill Will Doom Millions of People Struggling with Addiction 23 Jun 2017 22:25 Drugpolicy June 23, 2017 - By Bethany Perryman “You are only as sick as your secrets,” we say. People in recovery from struggles with addiction know this line by heart. To be open and honest about my years of problematic substance use, and my 4 years of recovery, is …
  • What you should know about mental health and aging 23 Jun 2017 21:12 Bangor Daily News With the aging of post baby boomers our country’s population of elderly has risen dramatically, particularly in Maine.  Maine.gov reports that 14% of Maine’s population is age 65 or above. Projections show that by 2030, over 22 percent of Mainers will be …
  • Parsing The Key Issues: Who Wins And Loses; Impact On The Opioid Crisis 23 Jun 2017 19:17 kaiserhealthnews.org Opinion writers focus on certain hot-button issues that are brought to the fore by the Senate Republicans' health proposal, especially those related to cost and coverage. In the background, there's also discussion of the current insurance …
  • Will Capito stand up for voters Trumpcare would hurt? 23 Jun 2017 18:37 The Washington Post If you want to find quintessential President Trump voters, you would do well to look to West Virginia, where his promised restoration of the coal industry epitomized his nationalistic and populist appeal to white working-class voters. What would happen …
  • Safety net funding for mental health services remains imperative | Opinion 23 Jun 2017 18:16 NJ.com By Debra L. Wentz The state Legislature will soon release its budget for fiscal year 2018.  It is imperative that it include safety net funding for community-based providers as their mental health services are transitioned to a fee-for-service …
  • The Risk Of Addiction For College Students 23 Jun 2017 17:24 WiredPRNews.com New Jersey, 06/23/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/ College students and alcohol have been closely associated forever. In fact, as many as 60% of college students report drinking alcohol, and nearly 70% report they have had a drinking binge …
  • New marijuana guidelines stress abstinence 23 Jun 2017 17:06 CTV News CTVNews.ca Staff Published Friday, June 23, 2017 9:30AM EDT Last Updated Friday, June 23, 2017 10:31AM EDT As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana next July, a panel of medical and mental health experts has released a set of guidelines to offer guidance …