There is no empirical or statistical evidence to suggest that grief counseling is harmful to clients.\n
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The House on Monday by voice vote passed an omnibus bill (HR 2874) on health care for veterans, CQ Today reports (Yoest, CQ Today, 7/30). The legislation would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide outreach and mental health services to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill also would require the VA secretary to contract with community mental health centers to provide services to veterans who live in areas not sufficiently served by department facilities.
In addition, the legislation would provide grants to service organizations to:
Federal mental health parity legislation could result in weaker mental health benefits in some states.
NPR included a discussion about access to mental health care and other issues female military service members face after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
British scientists claim they have found a link between marijuana consumption and the risk of developing psychotic manifestations later in life.
Antipsychotic drugs are approved mainly for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but they are also used for many other purposes.
A bill would encourage NIH to continue aggressive work on identifying causes and treatments for postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis.
An information and support program for families coping with mental health and substance abuse problems is being offered in two DuPage County locations.
North Carolina House to approve a bill that would require insurers to provide the same level of coverage for treatment of nine mental illnesses as they do for physical illnesses.
Department of Veterans Affairs will add mental health services at more than 100 health care facilities nationwide.
Researchers have identified a new gene mutation linked to frontotemporal dementia.
Assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, called for improved mental health assessments, stronger privacy protections.
Northern Ireland has re-launched a major public information campaign aimed at de-stigmatising mental health.
House Education and Labor Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee Chair Robert Andrews support mental health parity legislation.
Older adults who have difficulty identifying common odors may have a greater risk of developing problems with thinking, learning and memory.
Giving a test only once isn't enough to get a clear picture of someone's mental functioning.
Public attitudes towards people with mental health problems remain broadly sympathetic despite some signs that prejudice and fear have slightly increased.
Incidence of mental illness on college campuses is rising.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance and HealthCentral Network have agreed to create new online resources for individuals with mood disorders.
This consultation document sets out proposals for re-providing the specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health inpatient Service in South Wales.
This consultation document sets out proposals for re-providing the specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) inpatient Service in South Wales.
The rights of patients and the public will be strengthened by new amendments to the Mental Health Bill.
Alberta government has allocated $6.65 million to attract international experts and expand mental health research in the province over the next five years.