mental health

"The Family Guide To Mental Health Care" book cover (credit: CBS 2)

State Official Out With New Book On Mental Illness

Dr. Lloyd Sederer is the medical director of the New York State Office of Mental Health and the author of “The Family Guide To Mental Health Care.”

03/24/2013

Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York (file / credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Veterans Affairs Dept. Says It Won’t Comply With New York’s New Gun Law

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs says its mental health professionals won’t comply with a new gun law in New York that requires them to report the names of patients they believe likely to hurt themselves or others.

03/11/2013

Gov. Chris Christie at the Hilltop Group Home in Robbinsville - Mar. 7, 2013 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Christie To Tour Facility For Disabled As He Pushes For Group Homes

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will today tour The Arc, a facility for the developmentally disabled in North Brunswick, as he pushes to close institutions in favor of group homes.

03/11/2013

Woman aiming gun (file/credit: CBS 2)

Gun Violence Poll: Majority Of Mental Health Professionals Back Gun Control

The respondents also overwhelmingly said more needs to be done to reduce the stigma of getting help.

02/28/2013

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

New Jersey Assembly Panel Approves Measures On Guns, Mental Illness

A New Jersey State Assembly panel on Wednesday approved measures on mental illness and guns, despite protests from some opponents that the state’s gun laws are already too restrictive.

02/13/2013

Participants with One Million Moms for Gun Control, march across the Brooklyn Bridge - Jan. 21, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: Connecticut Teachers Want Stricter Gun Laws

In the wake of the Newtown massacre, the Connecticut Education Association polled public school teachers about gun laws and the results were definitive.

01/28/2013

Flowers and balloons are viewed in front of the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Hears Testimony From Columbine, Va. Tech Experts

A panel of experts charged by Conn. Gov. Dan Malloy is meeting Thursday to review state laws and policies in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

01/24/2013

Connecticut State Capitol (credit: League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.)

Panel To Discuss Safety Changes In Connecticut After Newtown Massacre

A panel was set to meet for the first time this week, after being ordered by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to recommend possible changes to state laws and policies in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre.

01/20/2013

A memorial along the side of a rode in Newtown, Connecticut - Dec. 21, 2012 (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Nation Reaches Out To Help Newtown Come Back From Massacre

In the week since the horrific school massacre, a generous outpouring of offers to help have been pouring into Newtown from all over the country.

12/21/2012

Mourners leave the wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung in Woodbury, Conn. - Dec 19, 2012 (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Cutting Connecticut Budget Spare Mental Health Services

Lawmakwers in Hartford have okayed a quarter of a billion dollars in budget cuts to pare down the deficit. But in the wake of the Newtown massacre, they have steered clear of any cuts to nonprofits which provide care for the mentally challenged.

12/20/2012

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Conn. Non-Profits Fear Shut Downs If Lawmakers Approve Funding Cuts

Mental health providers said they won’t be able to sustain any more funding cuts and some may be forced to stop providing critical services to those most vulnerable.

12/19/2012

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file / credit: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Conn. Mental Health Expert Fears Services Will Be Cut As Lawmakers Work To Close Budget Deficit

The governor’s office has previously ruled out tax hikes as a way to raise revenue. Clinic psychologist Dr. Philip Guzman worried some of the cuts may come from programs that offer help to those with mental health and developmental problems.

12/18/2012

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Essex County Launches Program To Keep Mental Health Patients Out Of Jail

The Essex County, N.J., Prosecutor’s office has set up a new initiative to steer nonviolent offenders with mental health problems toward treatment programs rather than prison time.

12/10/2012

Home damaged by Sandy in Toms River, NJ Nov. 1, 2012 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

New Jersey Offering Free Mental Health Counseling To Those Coping With Sandy

Gov. Chris Christie’s administration announced state and federal emotional stress hotlines have been made available to New Jersey residents and relief workers.

11/04/2012

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Stories From Main Street: Special Court For The Mentally Ill In Union County

A unique program in New Jersey is having great success getting people out of trouble and back on track.

09/10/2012

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