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Sacbee – Laura’s Law can save lives of peopl...

When you’re not familiar with mental illness, you truly have no concept of what really is involved. Another View: Broken system leaves families, victims of mental illness helpless By Hans DeWitt and Candy DeWitt Special to The Bee Published: Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 – 12:00 am We are one of the many families referred to in the column “Families must step up and care for mentally ill” (Viewpoints, July 15). However, you...

Reforming Our Broken Mental Health System

Listen to Congressman Tim Murphy’s recent talk at the Commonwealth Club of California about Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 3717). Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) believes in rebuilding the nation’s broken mental health system. As chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Murphy conducted a year-long investigation with multiple congressional hearings, forums,...

Schizophrenia: New Thinking, New Treatments

Characterized by hallucinations and psychotic episodes, schizophrenia affects about 1 percent of people worldwide. Scientists are just beginning to uncover the underlying biological basis for the illness, which is still little understood. A look at the latest research on schizophrenia, as well as emerging treatments that seek to prevent the disorder before it is fully formed. Host: Judy Campbell Guests: Amy Standen, reporter...

NEW RULE REQUIRES MENTAL HEALTH PARITY

A LANDMARK MOMENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH COVERAGE HAS TAKEN PLACE. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a long-awaited “final rule” dictating that mental health be covered equal to physical health. A landmark moment for mental health coverage has taken place. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a long-awaited “final rule” dictating that mental health be covered equal to physical...