Marshall University has been awarded more than $850,000 in effort to increase the number of behavioral health providers serving underserved populations and people in rural areas. “Providing funding to enhance behavioral health workforce capacity is a worthwhile investment,” said Amy Saunders, director of Marshall’s Wellness Center.
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A federal program that provides health insurance for about 390,000 Texas children must be reauthorized by Congress by the end of the month. Most of the children in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP, are in working-class families. “This is a lifeline,” says Joyce Mauk, a pediatrician in Fort Worth and president Read more
Toxic stresses combined with poor infrastructure threaten hundreds of thousands of residents of U.S. communities on the Mexican border, according to new research that examines living conditions in the impoverished colonias.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded more than $200 million to 1,178 health centers and 13 rural health organizations to increase access to substance abuse and mental health services. opioid crisis
“Boys aren’t meant to even cry, but I can assure you I’ve seen plenty of them do it – and I’ve even been to that point myself,” Wally Newman, a farmer for over 40 years, says as he vows to do his bit to tackle the high suicide rates in rural WA.
Evidenced by elevated rates of depression and suicide, Northeast Texas residents generally have poorer mental health than elsewhere in the state, new research has found. A lack of treatment facilities is among the reasons. mental health in East Texas
An innovative program that provides mental-health help in a rural area desperate for such services is on the cusp of closure, partly because state officials haven’t arranged a way for it to bill Medicaid.
In the center’s 47 years of operation, it has built a solid reputation across the state as a strong advocate for people with serious and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression, as well as those with developmental disabilities. Now that the investigation is closed, Gulf Bend will have to add Read more
Texas, which has owned the distinction of having the largest uninsured population in the country, has earned another dubious honor. It’s now considered among the worst states in the country for health care.
Many rural veterans rely on a combination of VA health insurance and other forms of insurance, such as private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare. For veterans in rural areas, “Medicaid could mean the difference between them getting care, and them not getting care,” said Andrea Callow, Families USA associate director of Medicaid initiatives.
President Donald Trump announced new efforts to use technology to improve veterans’ health care, saying the programs will expand access, especially for mental health care and suicide prevention. Veterans living in rural areas will also benefit, he said.
Tucked away in Elgin’s old high school complex, beneath the Elgin water tower, is a resource many Elginites might not know about. Family Health Center At Elgin ISD is a healthcare facility open to all Elgin residents. The clinic is a part of Community Health Centers of Central Texas.
Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville will close its 37-bed Inpatient Behavioral Health Facility effective Aug. 20, according to a statement from the Health System. Valley Baptist Director of Marketing Teri Retana said that the system remains committed to delivering mental health services to residents of the community, however, and that the Outpatient Intensive Program at VBMC Brownsville Read more
Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins is announcing funding for 20 full-time mental health workers for Pikangikum First Nation — a remote community struggling with a suicide crisis and pressing mental health needs from about 380 people seeking counselling.
On average, the Williamson County Mobile Outreach Team gets about 40 calls every week. Seventy percent of those involve a person who is contemplating or has attempted suicide.
For Collin County residents suffering from a mental health crisis, the options were few — either an emergency room, an inpatient psychiatric facility, or police intervention usually resulting in jail time. But beginning Aug. 1, a new option will be in place.
The demand for educational programs for adults with cognitive disabilities has grown so much in North Texas that My Possibilities is building a new and larger campus in Plano. Other programs farther south in Dallas are also experiencing the demand.
A federal judge today declared the mental health care system in Alabama prisons to be “horrendously inadequate” – an unconstitutional failure that has resulted in a “skyrocketing suicide rate” among prisoners.
With more than 500,000 Texans suffering from serious and persistent mental illness and 1 in 5 Texans experiencing a mental health condition each year, behavioral health continues to be a problem with no long-term solution in sight.
ETSU psychotherapy – Exploring one’s demons by the 50-minute hour might be a relatively common practice in large cities, but East Tennessee State University’s clinic is situated in the thick of Appalachia, where mental-health care is both less familiar and less accessible. If the trope is that psychologists help the “worried well,” this clinic helps Read more
A major issue would be the bill’s federal cuts to Medicaid, the program for people who have low incomes and have disabilities. The proportion of rural people who qualify for Medicaid is higher than in many cities. The House bill would slice Medicaid funding by $834 billion over a decade compared to current law, the Read more
Only 34 psychiatric nurses are serving the over four million population, according to estimates of Basic Needs-Ghana, a non-governmental organisation. Country-wide there are only 600 psychiatric nurses.
Dr. Octavio Martinez and the Rural Health Information Hub discuss how the Foundation is helping to improve and innovate mental healthcare delivery in Texas, and the challenges that remain in Texas and nationwide.
Last November the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand called for a new suicide prevention policy, specifically tailored to address suicide risk in rural men of working age following 2013 data that showed that suicide rates in rural men, aged 15-64, were higher than suicide rates in urban men, and higher than the national male Read more
rural mental health – From a 10,000-foot view, Jackson Hole is lucky compared to other communities in the rural West. But when all that’s between you and oblivion is the life raft you cling to, you’re not thinking about the sky above. You’re just focused on immediate conditions that might rescue you, or threaten your Read more
legal services for asylum seekers – “The overwhelming majority of clients served by Dilley Pro Bono Project have experienced severe forms of trauma, including child abuse, rape, incest, and domestic violence,” the statement said.