Jun 7, 2019 By Graison Dangor Arizona Daily Sun https://azdailysun.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/legal-promise-of-equal-mental-health-treatment-often-falls-short/article_0dcaa270-c434-5370-a722-1011913fbcf0.html
Amanda Bacon’s eating disorder was growing worse. She had lost 60% of her body weight and was consuming about 100 calories a day.
But that wasn’t sick enough for her Medicaid managed-care company to cover an inpatient treatment program. She was told in 2017 that she would have to weigh 10 pounds less — putting her at 5-foot-7 and 90 pounds — or be admitted to a psychiatric unit.Read More
May 30, 2019 By Jaime Cerreta AZfamily.com https://www.azfamily.com/shows/good_morning_arizona/phoenix-company-embraces-mental-health-in-the-workplace/article_24528380-82ef-11e9-978c-832a54cf72ef.html
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and one Phoenix entrepreneur is embracing mental health in the workplace.
Robert Maynard is bi-polar and calls his disorder his superpower.
Angela Kimball, NAMI’s Acting CEO, was on C-SPAN Washington Journal for a 30-minute segment about the state of mental health in America. Angela discussed mental health issues, the importance of parity for mental health care, NAMI’s WhyCare? campaign and the importance of reducing stigma and discrimination around mental illness. The segment also included call-in questions from the public where Angela talked personally with individuals who face the day-to-day reality of mental illness.Read More
By Carrie Cantwell | May. 10, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/May-2019/Why-It-s-Important-to-Unplug-Sometimes
I love technology. I can keep in touch with friends all over the world through social media. With the click of a button, I can order groceries, shoes and furniture. I can even use apps on my phone to help manage my mental health and medications. Having easy access to so many things can be wonderful, but it can also be dangerous, especially for someone with bipolar disorder.
Apr 19, 2019 By Jason Barry AZFamily.com https://www.azfamily.com/news/changes-coming-to-how-phoenix-police-handle-mental-health-calls/article_f9769a42-6300-11e9-be02-3f76c6c2a893.html
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — It was a case that rocked the community and the Phoenix Police Department.
In August 2014, a Phoenix police sergeant shot and killed a 50-year-old mentally ill woman named Michelle Cusseaux.
Police had been called to Cusseaux’s apartment to take her to a psychiatric facility.
Cusseaux reportedly raised a small hammer over her head and was gunned down.Read More
Educators are calling the desperate need for more school counselors a crisis inside Arizona schools.
School counselors are called the first line of defense for our children, handling everything from students suffering from mental illness to trauma, to college and career counseling.Read More