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Carlos Andres López

27 November 2017

Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

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For offenders with a co-occurring mental health disorder, the regular prison system is not viewed as an optimal environment. A mental health court would help lower recidivism and increase the offender's quality of lif...

The Washington Post

Laurie McGinley

22 November 2017

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

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The homeless do not get enough medical attention and often die without getting proper care. The "street medicine" program at Lehigh Valley Health Network addresses this by having medical professionals go to homeless ...

The Atlantic

Barbara Bradley Hagerty

1 June 2017

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Children are typically diagnosed with callous and unemotional traits rather than psychopathy, so they are rarely treated properly for the mental condition even though most of these children grow into adult psychopaths...

The Guardian

Sarah Johnson

5 April 2017

Finland

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Finland’s Mental Health Hub is an online resource that provides tools to manage stress, depression, and substance dependency as well as therapy with a diagnosis. The resource has helped treat low acuity mental health...

High Country News

Leah Todd

30 June 2016

Alamosa, Colorado, United States

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Wellness centers around Colorado aim to fill the treatment gap left by lack of mental health crisis intervention services. Rather than send individuals in a mental health crisis to a traditional emergency room - which...

The Post Crescent

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Rory Linnane

17 March 2016

Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, United States

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Over 50 percent of Wisconsin counties lack mental health professionals to serve the populations, and the shortage directly affects children’s mental health. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has submitted funds...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

17 March 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Patients who are suffering from some mild mental health issues often forsake going to a psychologist or psychiatrist because of the long wait time for a specialist. Different counties in Wisconsin are piloting a progr...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

17 March 2016

Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States

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Fifty-one counties in the state of Wisconsin do not have child psychiatrists to provide counseling because most of them live in widely populated urban areas. Wisconsin psychiatrists now are offering telepsychiatry, w...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

17 March 2016

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States

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Wisconsin confronts a lack of psychiatrists, in particular those who specialize in working with children. The state has begun a telepsychiatry program that enables a psychiatrist to counsel children in remote rural ar...

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Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

24 February 2016

Michigan, United States

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To reduce the suicide rate, screen every patient for risk factors and increase universal access to mental health services. When Henry Ford Group implemented this policy throughout its network of hospitals, the suicide...

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Cassy Arsenault

14 January 2016

Hopkins, Michigan, United States

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A certain breed of sheep may carry a specific trait that could possibly treat Huntington’s disease. Early trials have shown that mice treated with the chemical compound found in sheep can reactivate motor function.

The New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

25 May 2015

Wood Lake, Nebraska, United States

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There is a shortage of medical practitioners in thinly-populated rural states like Nebraska. But new laws now allow nurses with advanced degrees to practice without requiring a doctor's oversight.

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)

Elizabeth Aguilera

30 March 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A unique program at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center is combining prenatal care with psychiatric treatment for low-income women who might otherwise not seek help for mental health issues during pregnancy.

Yahoo! News

Tina Rosenberg

6 March 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A program in Philadelphia is pioneering new ways to treat the urban wounded. By seeing it as PTSD, and not pointing fingers, the city is using mental health tools to decrease violence and heal communities.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Meg Kissinger

5 November 2013

Houston, Texas, United States

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Milwaukee County’s mental health system put more resources in expensive emergency care rather than invest in programs that offer continual care. As a result, Milwaukee County identifies nine solutions from other citie...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Meg Kissinger

19 March 2006

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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With the promise of community care, psychiatric wards were unlocked 30 years ago. Today, the sickest patients live in squalor.

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