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“State Supreme Court: Psychiatric boarding illegal”

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This August 7, 2014 article from Spokane, Washington and found on the Centre Daily Times website talks about to practice of warehousing people with mental illnesses in emergency departments or other non-certified psychiatric treatment settings where they receive no real treatment but are in  limbo waiting to be transferred to a certified psychiatric facility.  The Washington state supreme court ruled that this is indeed an illegal practice in the state of Washington.

Spokane in Spokane County

Spokane in Spokane County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Drinking linked to faster mental decline in men”

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This January 15, 2014, Centre Daily Times article talks about research finding that heavy alcohol consumption among men has a greater impact on their rate of mental decline compared to almost no mental decline in women.

 

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“Proposed Medicare drug change stirs access worries”

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This January 11, 2014 article on the Centre Daily Times website talks about changes to Medicare Part D the will have an impact on people being treated for mental illness.

 

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“Lewis Diuguid | Open the dialogue on mental illness”

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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this December 18, 2013 article on the Centre Daily Times website talks about the invisible disabilities specifically serious mental illness and encourages people to open a dialogue about mental illness.

“Peers guided toward better mental health”

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This article appearing in the Centre Daily Times on December 17, 2011, talks about the role of Peer Support Specialists also sometimes called Peer Specialists.  I feel it gives a good overview of what a Peer Specialist does and how their role benefits others they come in contact with.

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