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Implmenting the Affordable Care Act -- FAQs
affordable care act FAQs.jpg The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated the Frequently Asked Questions. []
Urgent global mental health needs
global health.jpgInsufficient resources for global mental health impedes economic development and shortens life expectancy. The link between mental health and other non-communicable diseases has led stakeholders to speak out about rededicating energy to making this a central priority in global health. []
Certified Peer Specialists celebrated in Georgia
Activist consumers celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Georgia Mental Health Consumers Network (GMHCN) with announcements of an expansion in training programs for peer services, housing initiatives, and plans for ending segregation in transportation services. []
GOP Govs Point To Medicaid Flexibility As Means To Reduce Spending
Kaiser Health News.jpg Cuts to Medicaid are among the GOP's strategies for bringing their state budgets under control, according to a report issued by the Republican Governor's Association. But at what cost for the nation, as cuts fall on the backs of people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, and for whom the federal program has become a lifeline to treatment, rehab and recovery? Kaiser Health News has summarized coverage of this story. []
Maurice Rapport, 1919-2011, discovered serotonin
At the time Serotonin was discovered in 1948, Freudian theories guided explanations for behavior. Maurice Rapport's discovery of serotonin revolutionized the understanding of chemical neurotransmitters with vast consequences for all of medicine, most importantly for psychiatry. Rapport died in North Carolina last week, one month shy of 92. []
SSI Program For ADHD, Other Disabled Kids Under Scrutiny
Kaiser Health News.jpgChildren with mental health problems, who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), are at risk for the loss of these benefits. Kaiser Health News explains how access to these services which often provide turn-around opportunities, are threatened by backlash owing to reports of abuse in the system. []
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