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California’s tax on wealthy helping people with mental disorders, finds report

The state tax on millionaires has proved to be beneficial for several mental health programs in California’s Los Angeles County. The use of tax money has helped lower rates of imprisonment, hospitalization and homelessness, said a new report released by the Rand Corporation on March 13, 2018. “Our results are encouraging about the impact these […]

NYC’s first lady and Sacramento Mayor discuss mental health initiatives

In a recent meeting of the Center for American Progress (CAP), New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg discussed several strategies to boost mental health care in the real world. McCray, wife of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, spoke about how mental health problems affected her family, especially her daughter […]

VA comes up with new initiative to help veterans with mental illness

After having fought in multiple wars during different eras to protect the nation, American veterans often struggle with a variety of emotional and behavioral health problems and most of them fail to receive the required treatment due to cracks in the system. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), approximately 20 veterans commit suicide […]

New behavioral health model can improve lives of chronic mental health patients

Adults with chronic mental health disorders face a reduced life span compared to the general population, increasing the need for a robust behavioral health care model. Acting on that line, the Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, which is a part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Insurance Services Division, came up with a […]

New bill seeks life ban for mentally ill patients on owning guns in California

Californians suffering from severe mental problems may be barred from possessing firearms for life under a bill proposed by a state legislator in an attempt to reduce the number of suicides. The bill – AB-1968 – introduced by Assemblyman Evan Low on Jan. 31, 2018, would apply to those individuals deemed by the courts to […]

Millennials more likely than other groups to seek treatment for addiction, says study
01-15-18 Category: Mental Health Treatment

Generation Y is known for its obsession with technology and themselves and is generally derided as narcissistic. The go-getters often push themselves toward a wide range of challenges, causing a great deal of stress and anxiety. Moreover, growing up at a time when the nation was flooded with prescription opioids, millennials always ran the risk […]

Feds freeze national registry for addiction and mental health programs

Federal health officials have frozen the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) housed within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The registry was launched in 1997 to provide a robust database containing hundreds of professional mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs already examined and validated by an independent […]

Striving for perfection can take toll on mental health of millennials, finds study

A recent study suggests that millennials are greater perfectionists than previous generations and the quest for being perfect may be taking a heavy toll on their mental health. The study, published in the journal Psychological Bulletin in December 2017, has found that today’s university students are increasingly demanding of themselves and even more demanding of […]

Early intervention helps prevent potential consequences of mental illnesses, says report

All of us know how routine medical checkups and general awareness about diseases can help in early diagnosis of a physical illness, increasing one’s chances of recovery. Similar to any physical illness, early detection of mental disorders can also help an individual seek timely treatment that can help prevent the potential results of mental illnesses […]

Is Medicaid the new moneymaker for insurers in California?

Medicaid, viewed as a source of health coverage for millions of Americans from low-income backgrounds, seems to be the new money-spinner for insurers in California. With big names in the trade using the taxpayer-funded program to make billions, there is a growing perception of insurers being enriched by the poor. A recent analysis of state […]

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