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“5 Ways to Save on the Mental-Health Care You Need”

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This December 9, 2014 Money article talks about tips for saving money on mental health care

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“Mayor: $130M to revamp NYC jails for mentally ill”

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This December 1, 2014 article on GoErie.com talks about changes that the Mayor of New York City is hoping to make with regards to how people with mental health issues are worked with as opposed to the current method of placing them in Riker’s Island the Mayor wants to try to treat the issues before the person ends up in the judicial system.

“Axing mental health services creates emergency”

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This October 13, 2014 article on the Sharon Herald website talks about a crisis developing in the Sharon, PA area as mental health services are drastically cut.  Neighboring agencies are offering help, but this will likely put strains on their resources.

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Mercer County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Mercer County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Cost of not caring: Stigma set in stone”

 

English: Image for mental health stubs, uses t...

English: Image for mental health stubs, uses two psych images – psychiatry (medicine) and psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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I’m not sure about the publication date, but in the URL there is what could be a date of June 24, 12014 in it, but I’m not sure if that was the publication date or the date the file was saved into their system.  I am sure though that this USA Today segment is lengthy, but has a LOT Of information packed into that anyone who has even an ounce of compassion or a hint of a willingness to learn about the realities of mental health care in America should really consider reading.   It is well worth the time it takes to read it.

“ACA hasn’t boosted use of mental-health care services”

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This June 22, 2014 article from The Inquirer found on the Philly.com website talks about the lack of an influx of patients receiving mental health care.  The article cites stigma as one of several reasons that could be to blame.

English: Image for mental health stubs, uses t...

English: Image for mental health stubs, uses two psych images – psychiatry (medicine) and psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“For New College Grads, Finding Mental Health Care Can Be Tough”

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This June 4, 2014 NPR: Shots article talks about the difficulty that college grads with mental illnesses have with accessing and keeping up with their mental health treatment after they graduate.

 

Mental Health Clinic, Las Vegas

Mental Health Clinic, Las Vegas (Photo credit: misterbisson)

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Video Link: “President John F. Kennedy’s 51st News Conference, March 6, 1963”

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This YouTube video was uploaded on May 18, 2009 by Helmer Reenberg the clip is about 10 minutes long and while most of the conference seems to be focused on the Cuban Crisis, Space race, funding for school lunches, and other hot topics it does mention Kennedy’s proposed bill for increasing funding for mental and intellectually disabled people in community based settings.

I found it to be interesting and sadly felt like I was watching something that could easily be heard in today’s news all you need to do is change the names of places and people involved.

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