WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is pledging more funding for mental health as the first anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting approaches.
The White House says $100 million will become available to increase access and quality of mental health services. Biden will announce the funds Tuesday when he meets with relatives of Newtown victims at the White House.
Beth Manion is a mental health advocate, writer and public speaker whose work focuses on increasing awareness of issues surrounding mental illness. She is a member of Board of Directors of The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is receiving $9 million in federal grant money to better address the mental health needs of youths.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday the state will use part of the funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to promote training, consultation and early identification of mental health problems in children and young adults.
The bulk of the funding will be spent on decreasing youth violence and promoting healthy child development.
Alan Chartock speaks with Laura Marx and Mary Jo Gibson about Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
Laura Marx is the Area Director of The Capital Region chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She holds a Master's Degree in Psychology. She is a SafeTalk (Suicide Alertness for Everyone) Trainer and has presented on depression awareness and suicide prevention to groups young and old.
Although we have bandages for cuts, chicken soup for colds, and ice packs for bruises, most of us have no idea how to treat day-to-day emotional injuries such as failure, rejection, guilt, and loss.
But these kinds of emotional injuries often get worse when left untreated and can significantly impact our quality of life and cause damage to our emotional wellbeing.
Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, keynote speaker, and author. His most recent book is Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt and Other Everday Psychological Injuries.
Joining us today on Vox Pop - Dr. Jennifer Michaels of The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Berkshire Medical Center is here to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues for the latest edition of Medical Monday. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.
May is nationally recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, and mental health advocates in the Berkshires are becoming involved to educate the public about the resources available for those living with mental illness.
As part of a way to draw attention to mental illness is his local community, North Adams mayor Richard Alcombright recently called together a discussion with mental health professionals and representatives of area mental health service providers.
"Really what we wanted do this week was to get out some awareness and get it going," said Alcombright.