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Friday, October 31, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Sequester-Pain for the neediest of our society

Sequester-Pain for the neediest of our society

    The Sequester and the Tea Party Plot By Robert Reich   Imagine a plot to undermine the government of the United States, to destroy much of its capacity to do the public's business, and to sow distrust among the population. Imagine further that the plotters infiltrate Congress and state governments, reshape their districts to give them disproportionate influence in Washington, and use the media to spread big lies about the government. Finally, imagine they not ... Full Story

The 12 Days of a Capitalist Christmas

The 12 Days of a Capitalist Christmas

  By Paul Bucheit On the first day of Christmas my employer gave to me a penny for every $3 the richest 130,000 Americans make. It's been a national tradition since 1980. On the second day my doctor showed me TWO Americans needing mental health care, but only one of the two could afford treatment. The doctor informed me that the fifty states have cut $1.8 billion from their mental health budgets during the recession, and that the 2013 Republican budget proposes further cuts. "It's ... Full Story

Colorado Psychiatric Bed Shortage is Burden for

Colorado Psychiatric Bed Shortage is Burden for Larimer County Jail

        A severe shortage of psychiatric hospital beds in Colorado is putting a large burden on county jail facilities. When mentally ill inmates commit crimes, the issue of competency may be raised. The process of determining competency can take six months or longer. If the individual is deemed incompetent, the wait list for treatment at the hospital to provide restoration of competency can be longer. Someone with significant mental health concerns could be ... Full Story

“Answers on Aging Resource Guide”

“Answers on Aging Resource Guide” available

Larimer County, Colorado - The 2010-2011 version of Larimer County’s Office on Aging “Answers on Aging Resource Guide,” is now available on paper and online at www.larimer.org/seniors, (click on publications). This free booklet contains useful information on local resources and programs for older adults and their families. Topics include: income tax filing legal issues transportation options senior centers volunteer opportunities financial help flu shots ... Full Story

Mental health care is vital too

Mental health care is vital too

As our nation and our community continue to study the impact of health care reform legislation, I would like to take this opportunity to share my thoughts about the need to ensure that behavioral health care is central to these conversations. As Vice President of Business Development at Poudre Valley Hospital and a Board Member of Larimer Center for Mental Health (LCMH), I am well-acquainted with the costs and results of untreated mental health and addictive disorders in our ... Full Story

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