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Colorado Bills Aim To Help Schools Promote Mental Health

March 7, 2020

Feb 14, 2020 By Ali Budner Wyoming Public Media https://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/colorado-bills-aim-help-schools-promote-mental-health#stream/0 Recognizing the youth mental health crisis in the Mountain West, some states are debating bills that address the problem from both inside and outside of schools. Colorado state Sen. Rhonda Fields is sponsoring two such bills. One provides funding to train teachers and administrators in mental health first aid. more »

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New bill aims to alleviate mental health workforce shortages

Published: January 31, 2020 | Updated: February 4, 2020 By John Spina, Longmont Times-Call Daily Camera https://www.dailycamera.com/2020/01/31/new-bill-aims-to-alleviate-mental-health-workforce-shortages/ A couple of times a week Sue Harig meets with clients from Mental Health Partners just to talk for a while. She’s not a psychotherapist or psychiatrist, but as a certified peer support specialist, Harig has firsthand experience with more »

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Groundbreaking study on mental health reveals SECOND type of schizophrenia

PUBLISHED: 07:54, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:53, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 By Tom Fish Express https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1250118/mental-health-study-schizophrenia-types-variations For the first time ever, two distinct neuroanatomical variations of schizophrenia have been identified. Researchers analysed the brain scans of more than 300 schizophrenia patients in the study. The first variation shows lower volumes of grey matter in comparison to more »

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Young Workers Seek Mental Health Accommodations, Employers Try to Keep Up

Feb 12, 2020 11:00 am ET By Lauren Weber The Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/articles/managing-mental-health-at-work-is-a-juggle-of-rights-and-realities-11581523201 Managers and younger employees are struggling to adapt as a generation of people with higher rates of reported mental illness enter the workforce. Many of these new workers are coming to offices from colleges and high schools where they received accommodations, more »

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Colorado’s new parity law for mental health hits a Medicaid snag

February 12, 2020

Jan 13, 2020 Updated Feb 5, 2020 By Evan Wyloge The Gazette https://gazette.com/government/colorado-s-new-parity-law-for-mental-health-hits-a/article_c197965c-33f8-11ea-b0ec-dff26881a3f5.html A new Colorado law that requires insurers to reimburse behavioral health care providers for mental conditions on par with compensation for physical conditions left a gap that advocates fear will make it harder for the state’s poorest and most complicated patients on Medicaid more »

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