mental health

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu July 11, 2013

7/11/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC's President and CEO Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf, and Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union.

Topics:
Remembering Toshi Seeger
Camp Bisco
Plan by NYS Office of Mental Health to close nine state psychiatric centers
 

Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Jennifer Michaels : 7/1/13

Dr. Jennifer Michaels

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.

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Hudson Valley News
11:33 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Senate Committee Seeks Input On Aspect Of NY's Gun Law

Members of a New York State Senate committee are holding a hearing Friday afternoon with mental health professionals to solicit input on administering the SAFE Act, the state’s new gun-control law.

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New England News
6:08 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Berkshire Advocates Raise Awareness of Mental Health Issues

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.

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Hudson Valley News
10:04 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Forum in Putnam County Addresses School Safety

A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley is holding a roundtable later this morning on school safety. He is hosting the forum with a county sheriff.

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New England News
5:52 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Western Mass. Police Officers Train With Berkshire Actors

On Friday, actors from the Royal Berkshire Improve Troupe portraying real-life mental health crisis situations helped train law enforcement officers from across Western Massachusetts.

Organized by the Berkshire County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the unscripted role-playing designed to increase an officer’s confidence in handling a call involving individuals with mental illness, comes after a 40 hr training course the officers participated in to recognize and deal with mental health crises.

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New England News
10:00 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Conn. Lawmakers Studying Mental Health Care With Few Details on Newtown Gunman

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are reviewing mental health care following the Newtown school shooting, even though they and the public have little insight into what might have been ailing the 20-year-old gunman.

A prosecutor says he cannot release any information about Adam Lanza's mental health because of state conduct rules for attorneys.

His office is reviewing whether details of Lanza's mental state can be released to the public after the police report is completed, possibly in June.

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New England News
3:43 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Gov. Patrick Will Push for Increase in Mental Health Funding in Next Budget

Credit Dwight Sipler

Prior to his State of the Commonwealth address earlier this week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick outlined a comprehensive public safety plan which aside from new gun laws, included a significant increase in funding for the state’s Department of Mental  Health.

Next week Governor Deval Patrick will propose a 3.3% increase in funding in the state budget for mental health programs. The $5 million dollar boost to the state’s Department of Mental Health is intended to focus on public safety, following recent mass shootings.

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WAMC News
4:59 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Advocates Concerned About Mental Health Clauses in Gun Control Law

The new firearms limitations passed in New York State include provisions that restrict those with mental illnesses from gun ownership. While mental health advocates don’t have a problem with tightening the state’s gun laws, they are concerned that the mental health clauses could inadvertently create more problems.

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Vox Pop - Medical Monday
3:00 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Vox Pop : Medical Monday with Dr. N. Michael Murphy : 1/14/13

Vox Pop : Medical Monday with Dr. N. Michael Murphy : 1/14/13

Today on Medical Monday to answer your questions on issues of mental health and end of life care is Dr. N. Michael Murphy, founder of the Love, Loss and Forgiveness Project

A graduate of University College in Dublin, Ireland, he completed his residency in psychiatry at Boston State Hospital.

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