April 1, 2019 By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News https://khn.org/news/suicide-risk-grew-after-missouri-medicaid-kids-shifted-to-managed-care-hospitals-say/
After more than 2,000 Missouri children diagnosed with mental illness were shifted from traditional Medicaid into three for-profit managed-care companies, the state’s hospitals noticed an alarming trend: a doubling in the percentage who had thoughts of suicide or attempted suicide.
March 20, 2019 Washington University in St. Louis https://source.wustl.edu/2019/03/performance-based-pay-linked-to-employee-mental-health-problems-study-shows/
Roughly seven of 10 companies in the United States, if not around the globe, use some form of pay-for-performance compensation system: bonuses, commissions, piece rates, profit sharing, individual and team goal achievements, and so on. But does such an incentivized workplace create a negative effect on the mental-health wellness of those workers?
In the first big-data study combining objective medical and compensation records with demographics, researchers at Washington University in St. Read More
Apr. 01, 2019 By Laurie Katz https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/Four-Lessons-From-Four-Years-of-Therapy
I’ve now been in therapy for four years. I talk about four years a lot. It’s an important number in my life. After I was raped in 2011, I suffered in silence for just under four years. It happened at college in Chicago by a fellow student on the third weekend of my freshman year. I tried to get justice, but Read More
Arlington, VA — NAMI and 16 national organizations representing millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief on April 1 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case Texas v. United States. This is the appeal of a District Court’s ruling to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the appeals court upholds the decision, the invalidation of the ACA would touch Read More
The U.S. Department of Education awarded nearly $10 million to the University of Missouri for a National Center for Rural School Mental Health. (File)
COLUMBIA — Students in rural Missouri schools Thursday got more support with their mental health needs. The U.S. Department of Education awarded nearly $10 million to the University of Missouri for a National Center for Rural School Mental Health.
Tiffany Rutledge, left, and Beverly Stafford look over information regarding the Community Health Needs Assessment. Rutledge works for Capital Region Medical Center and Stafford for St. Mary’s Foundation and both are looking into the immediate and near-future needs for health care in Cole and surrounding counties.
Photo by Julie Smith /News Tribune.
Gaining access to good health care — particularly in rural communities — is the top priority for residents of five Central Missouri counties.
That was the finding of Read More