Posted on July 15, 2016 by Webtypo
This July 15, 2016 article by Kaitlyn Foti found on the Mainline Media News website talks about the extremely long waiting list for beds at Torrance State Hospital and Norristown State Hospital Forensic Units. The article talks about the impact not only to the person who is on the waiting list, but also their family, the flow of inmates through jails, and the financial impact faced by having to hold someone in jail who is on a waiting list for treatment.
Filed under: Inpatient, Involuntary, Jail and Prison Issues, Mentally ill inmates, Norristown State Hospital, Pennsylvania, State Hospital, Torrance State Hospital, Treatment and Support, voluntary | Tagged: forensic units, Inamte mental health, inmate mental health waiting lists, inmates, Mental Health, mental health treatment, Mental Illness, Norristown State Hospital, State Hospital, Torrance State Hospital | Comments Off on “Mentally ill on hold without treatment: Norristown State Hospital lacks rooms for defendants deemed incompetent for trial”
Posted on April 29, 2016 by Webtypo
This April 28, 2016 AP article found on the Herald-Standard website talks about Hawaii’s interest in having Psychologists be able to prescribe medications to their clients. This is something already done in the military, and in a few other states. It is hoped that this change could improve access to care, and maybe also help Hawaii decrease their suicide rate which according to the article is higher than the rate that people die from car accidents in Hawaii.
Filed under: Hawaii, Men's Issues, Other States, Pediatric Issues, Senior Citizens, suicide prevention, Women's Issues | Tagged: access to treatment, Hawaii, medication, mental health treatment, presriber, Psychologists, Psychologists prescribing medications | Comments Off on “Hawaii looks to allow psychologists to prescribe drugs”
Posted on February 28, 2016 by Webtypo
This February 25, 2016 article on the News works website talks about the immense struggle that rural areas face when trying to meet the demand for mental health services, particularly access to Psychiatrists, in Pennsylvania. The article estimates that there are about 10 Psychiatrists for every 100,000 people in Pennsylvania and points out that many of the existing Psychiatrists seem to cluster around the larger cities leaving folks in rural areas where the need tends to be greater with fewer
English: This photo describes a rural area (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
professionals to serve those with mental health issues.
Filed under: Addiction, Human Service Agencies, Inpatient, Issues, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Health Organizations, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Pediatric Issues, Pennsylvania, Rural Issues, Senior Citizens, Teachable Moments, Treatment and Support, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: community, inequality of mental health care rural vs. urban, Mental Health, mental health services, mental health treatment, Mental Illness, Pennsylvania, Rural area, rural mental health services, rural pennsylvania | Comments Off on “Stretching psychiatric care in rural Pennsylvania”
Posted on January 22, 2016 by Webtypo
This December 7, 2015 letter to Congressman Upton from Coni Kalinowski, MD
Medical Director, Mojave Adult, Child, and Family Services
University of Nevada School of Medicine, talks about why she opposes H.R. 2646 from the perspective of a Psychiatrist.
Filed under: Federal, Inpatient, Involuntary, Mental Health, Mental Health Parity, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Politics, Proposed bills, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: coerced mental health treatment, coerced treatment, forced choice, forced or coerced treatment for the mentally ill, freedom, HR2646, mental health patient rights, mental health reform, mental health treatment, Murphy's mental health reform bill, opposed to HR2646, patient rights, rights | Comments Off on “A Psychiatrist Opposes H.R. 2646: Here’s Why”
Posted on September 16, 2015 by Webtypo
This Sept. 14, 2015 article by Melissa Attias on the staff of Roll Call talks about Rep. Tim Murphy’s mental health reform bill and the stalemate involving the question of whether or not basic rights will be violated if it passes.
Filed under: Elderly, Issues, Laws, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Outpatient, Pediatric Issues, Proposed bills, Treatment and Support, United States, Women's Issues | Tagged: assisted treatment, forced mental health treatment, forced treatment, mental disorder, Mental Health, mental health reform, mental health treatment, mentally ill, Rep. Tim Murphy | Comments Off on “Patients’ Rights Questions Hang Over Mental Health Debate”
Posted on August 18, 2015 by Webtypo
This August 17, 2015 WESA Pittsburgh NPR segment talks about studies being done to see if there is a way to utilize video game technology to help with treating mental health issues such as ADHD or Depression. The idea of using games to treat mental health disorders could be a reality … it just seems that it may take some time for policies and approval rates to catch up to the technology.
Filed under: ADHD, Depression, Exercise, Gaming, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Misc., Physical Health, Research, Technology, Therapy, Treatment and Support, Video Games, Whole health | Tagged: game, game treatment, gamer, gamers, Games, games for mental health treatment, gaming, gaming research\, gaming studies, mental, mental disorder, mental game treatment, Mental Health, mental health game treatment, mental health gaming, mental health treatment, Mental Illness, mentally ill, Research, studies, study on the use of video games to treat mental illness, treat mental illness, Video, video game treatment, video games | Comments Off on “‘Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'”