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The stigma of getting mental health services in the Asian community needs to be addressed, according to local officials and Asian American leaders who called for more access and services that cater to a wide range of dialects. However, in the wake of the Monday's senseless killings of seven farmworkers in Half Moon Bay, officials are committing to focus on gun education and reform.
Hospitals have just three more weeks to figure out how they will follow Gov. Kathy Hochul's directive that they reopen 850 beds for psychiatric patients that are currently offline. Hospitals must send the state a plan for bringing all their psychiatric beds back online by Feb. 10 and implement it by April 1, according to a memo from the Department of Health and Office of Mental Health that has not previously been reported. After that, the Office of Mental Health will start "immediate enforcement," the memo said.
All New York City high school students will have access to mental health support through telehealth programs, Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday, his first major effort to address growing concerns about student wellbeing. "This year we're rolling out the biggest student mental health program in the country," Adams said during his annual State of the City speech at the Queens Theatre.
Gov. Gavin Newsom's program requiring mentally ill Californians to undergo treatment at the request of relatives, caretakers and others has been challenged in the state Supreme Court by advocates for disabled and poor people, who say those who may have such ailments should be allowed to decide whether to seek care.
With a psychiatric hospital opening in Middleton, Wisconsin, in 2021 and a permit approved this week for a similar facility to open late next year on Madison's Far East Side, the Madison area is soon expected to have nearly 300 mental health beds, up from about 100 before. That's more than what one study suggests is needed based on Dane County's population.
New York state lawmakers, mental health care experts and criminal justice advocates gathered Wednesday in Albany to push for the passage of a measure named in honor of a man who died while in custody of the Rochester Police Department. The proposal would create state and regional mental health units that would handle mental health crises instead of police. Units would consist of mental health workers, peers and EMTs.
A previous version of this article inverted two numbers in the address of the planned facility. It is 601 S. Carlin Springs Rd., not 610 S. Carlin Springs Rd. The article has been corrected. VHC Health will build a new mental health and rehab facility in Arlington, hospital executives said Tuesday, relieving pressure as a growing need for inpatient care and shortage of available beds squeeze Northern Virginia and the state.
With a state grant assured, Burlington, Vermont, is moving closer to a rollout this year of a crisis response team to help with mental health emergencies. Mayor Miro Weinberger announced to the city council on Monday night that the $667,252 grant from the Vermont Department of Mental Health would be paid to the city over a period of two years and would amount to about half the cost for a new crisis response team run by the Howard Center.
A California court could soon decide whether social media firms need to pay — and change their ways — for the damage they've allegedly done to Americans' mental health. Plaintiffs' lawyers plan to file a consolidated complaint in the Northern District of California next month, accusing the tech giants of making products that can cause eating disorders, anxiety and depression.
The metaverse is a 3-D model of the Internet, where your personal avatar can interact with other avatars on-demand and in a space that can be designed for, among other things, mental health care. Some people believe that the absence of person-to-person contact will be entirely disadvantageous, but the metaverse can provide many distinct advantages.
Yearly, almost six percent, which is more than 1,000.000 people, in the Netherlands receive mental health treatment, which usually improves their quality of life. Concurrently, mental healthcare professionals recognize clinically refractory cases in which improvement fails to occur, with severe ongoing burdens for patients.