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Study: Mentally ill patients experience longer ER waiting times

February 3, 2017

Houston Chronicle | January 5, 2017 BOSTON (AP) — A study of 10 hospitals in Massachusetts found that mentally ill patients taken to emergency rooms for treatment are routinely beset by long waits that could last nearly one full day. The Boston Globe reports ( ) the study discovered that patients with mental illness are more »

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Houston police chief urges better mental health care for officers

February 2, 2017

JAN. 14, 2017|BY ALEX SAMUELS Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo said Saturday that the Legislature should increase funding for mental health for police officers, adding this is likely to be a tough issue to tackle ahead of a tight-fisted legislative session. “It’s something that I’m starting the conversation for,” Acevedo said. “Doing this is more »

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Opening Up to Others about Your Mental Health

By Laura Greenstein | Jan. 30, 2017 Have you ever had a conversation with someone that tempted you to open up about something incredibly personal, but you hesitated due to the fear of that person’s reaction? Were you worried that telling them would alter their perception of you? Many people experience this feeling as they more »

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When kids with mental illness can’t live at home

January 31 Kelly Burch Many of Christine Walker’s friends are just starting to help their teenage children plan to leave home, whether for a job, college or a gap year. But Walker’s 16-year-old son Schuyler has already lived away from his family for seven years, spending nearly half his life in residential treatment programs and more »

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