Latest Welfare of the mentally ill News

Whitmer: Use $1.4B to expand health access, build facilities

Sep. 14, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday proposed spending $1.4 billion in federal pandemic funding to expand health care and infrastructure, including to bolster access to mental health services, replace state psychiatric hospitals and build a new public health lab. ...

Lawsuit: Solitary confinement in Georgia prison overly harsh

Sep. 13, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Men held in solitary confinement at a Georgia prison are subject to such harsh and isolating conditions and receive such inadequate mental health care that self-injury and violence are common, according to a new federal lawsuit. The lawsuit filed Friday...

COVID relief funds to boost Vermont mental health services

Sep. 10, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is going to be using $4.6 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to help improve mental health services in the state, officials said Friday. The Department of Mental Health will use the federal funds to help local mental...

Government gives money to help survivors of Dayton shooting

Sep. 09, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Survivors and others affected by the 2019 mass shooting that left nine dead in Dayton will be able to have more access to mental health services, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday. The department is providing nearly $500,000 to the state for...

Chinese regulators urge gaming companies to protect children

Sep. 08, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators on Wednesday summoned gaming companies including Tencent Holdings and NetEase Inc. and urged them to protect the physical and mental health of children, state media reported. The companies were instructed by regulators including the...

Mississippi has 120 days to come up with mental health plan

Sep. 07, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has 120 days to come up with proposed long-term plan for how it will work to prevent unnecessary institutionalizations of people with mental illness in state hospitals, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves...

Lincoln council member Jane Raybould to run for Legislature

Sep. 07, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jane Raybould, a Lincoln city council member and former Lancaster County commissioner, announced her candidacy Tuesday for an open seat in the Nebraska Legislature. Raybould said she's running for Legislative District 28, an area of Lincoln...

RI schools get $1.8M to boost mental health services

Sep. 07, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's education department is getting nearly $2 million in federal funding to help schools respond to students' mental health needs, the state's congressional delegation said Tuesday. The $1.8 million for the Rhode Island Department of...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 06, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Sept. 3, 2021. Editorial: Brain health services in Dubuque schools a wise use of relief aid It’s entirely fitting that Dubuque Community Schools officials have determined that brain health issues among students will be a...

Illinois to expand farmer mental health resources, services

Sep. 04, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A pilot program aimed at helping farmers and farm families struggling with stress-related mental health issues is expanding to serve all of Illinois. The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced the $500,000 grant from the the U.S. Agriculture...