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Mental Health in the News

Peer specialist draws on own struggles to stem mental health crisis, (JSOnline, 7/5/14)

Sudden Death of Loved One Can Trigger Mental Health Issues, (HealthDay News, 6/6/14)

Nursing Schools Aim to Improve Mental Health, (JSOnline, 5/5/14)

Older Americans Who Use Internet Less Prone to Depression, (Reuters 4/22/14)

More Than 7 Percent of Schoolchildren Take Mental Health Medication, (Health Day News, 4/24/14)

Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study, (US News and World Report Health, 4/22/14)

Governor Scott Walker Kicks Off Mental Health Awareness Month (Press Release)

Tuesday April 8, 2014 - Governor Walker signed into law the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board bill, SB 565. 

This legislation will provide a new oversight model for mental health services in Milwaukee County and has the potential to significantly improve services and access and advance a system that truly supports recovery. 

Mental Health America  thanks Representative Sanfelippo, Senator Vukmir, and Representative Pasch for their leadership in advancing this bill and for their vision of a community-based, person-centered, recovery-oriented system that seeks to protect the personal liberties of individuals living with mental illnesses.


Familial Mental Illness Cuts across Disorders, (Psychiatric News, 3/27/14)

Scientists Identify Genes that Might Increase Risk of Depression, (HealthDay News, 3/25/14)

Survey Reveals Mental Health Toll of Wars on Vets, (The Washington Post, 3/31/14)

More Evidence That Bullying Raises Kids' Suicide Risk (Health Day, 3/10/14)

Traumas May Have Immediate Impact on Kids’ Health (PsychCentral, 3/16/14)

CMS Urged to Rethink Plan on Protected Drug Classes (The Wall Street Journal, 2/26/14)

Stigma Prevents Many from Getting Care (Health Day News, 2/26/14)

Mental Illness Risk Higher for Children of Older Fathers (The New York Times, 2/26/14)

Rick Warren Plans Mental Health Ministry (The Associated Press, 2/27/14)

Studies Find Suicidal Tendencies Evident Among Soldiers Before Enlistment (CNN 3/4/14)

Hearing Loss Tied to Depression in Study (Health Day News, 3/6/14)