Mental health

Murphy Bill Will Expand Mealth Health Services For Vets

Mar 28, 2018
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Inside the omnibus appropriations bill signed into law last week is legislation that—for the first time—provides mental health care for tens of thousands of combat veterans and sexual assault victims who’ve received other-than-honorable discharges.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Mental health advocates in New York want more funds to provide housing for New Yorkers with significant mental health challenges.

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A man who says his brother suffered more than a decade of abuse at a Connecticut psychiatric hospital is suing the state and twelve nurses.

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., says he wants the Trump administration to enforce federal law that requires health insurance companies to provide equal coverage for mental illness. Murphy was speaking at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee in Washington on Tuesday.

Vision Project

There are about a half-dozen abandoned psychiatric hospitals throughout the state of Connecticut. They are the remnants of a mental health system that once provided care for thousands of people in the state and more throughout the country. This is the subject of a new documentary by the Vision Project. It’s called Dorothea’s Tears. The film looks specifically at the closure of Fairfield Hills Hospital in Newtown. 

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