By: Judy O.
Our then 25 YO daughter crashed and burned seemingly overnight. I saw it coming like a train wreck in slow motion; my husband saw a young adult struggling with what she wanted to do in her life. She had graduated from college (school was always a struggle—she’s bright but never very motivated), moved to Austin, TX for a great job opportunity, then started doing some quirky and out of character things. Read MoreRead More
Feb 21, 2020 By Christine Vestal, Stateline AZ Central https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-health/2020/02/21/other-states-copy-arizona-model-behavioral-health-crisis-care/4794168002/
On a recent Wednesday at 9:47 a.m., two police cars pulled up to Recovery Response Center, a one-story stucco building on a main highway in Peoria.
A lanky, sandy-haired man compliantly walked with two officers through an entrance marked “police/EMS drop off.” Three minutes later, the officers walked out, got into their cars and drove away.
Ten minutes after that, the 27-year-old was sitting in a small Read More
February 26, 2020 By Wissam Melhem AZ Mirror https://www.azmirror.com/2020/02/26/bill-banning-insurance-limits-on-mental-health-care-advances/
A multifaceted bill aiming to improve access to mental health and reduce suicides in Arizona is one step closer to becoming law, with the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously passing “Jake’s Law” on Tuesday.
The two identical measures, Senate Bill 1523 and House Bill 2764, would require insurance companies to treat mental health issues the same way they would treat any other medical issue.Read More
PUBLISHED: 07:54, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:53, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 By Tom Fish Express https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1250118/mental-health-study-schizophrenia-types-variations
For the first time ever, two distinct neuroanatomical variations of schizophrenia have been identified.
Researchers analysed the brain scans of more than 300 schizophrenia patients in the study.
The first variation shows lower volumes of grey matter in comparison to a healthy brain, while the second variation has largely the same levels.
Experts believe these findings may revolutionise mankind’s understanding of schizophrenia, as well as identifying potential treatment Read More
Feb 12, 2020 11:00 am ET By Lauren Weber The Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/articles/managing-mental-health-at-work-is-a-juggle-of-rights-and-realities-11581523201
Managers and younger employees are struggling to adapt as a generation of people with higher rates of reported mental illness enter the workforce.
Many of these new workers are coming to offices from colleges and high schools where they received accommodations, such as extra time to take tests or complete assignments—in some cases from elementary school onward. They are confronting a world of work that operates under Read More
January 31, 2020 By FOX 10 Staff FOX 10 News Phoenix https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-students-will-get-mental-health-breaks-if-new-bill-in-state-legislature-passes
PHOENIX – Students across Arizona could be allowed to have excused absences due to mental or behavioral health, if a bill is passed in the state legislature.
SB 1444, which is sponsored by State Sen. Sean Bowie and co-sponsored by 14 other state lawmakers, will allow the state’s Department of Education to identify an “absence due to the mental or behavioral health of a pupil” as an excused absence, and Read More