As part of California’s work to address serious mental illness and substance use disorder, which sometimes leads to individuals becoming unhoused, the CARE Court initiative, which stands for Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment, connects individuals with a court-ordered care plan and supporter for up to 24 months.  CEO of the California Council of Community Behavioral … Read more

The Hawaii Senate Committee on Ways and Means passed four bills that aim to support behavioral healthcare on Tuesday.     Ways and Means unanimously passed Senate Bill 1044, which would appropriate funds to hire healthcare specialists for people with complex needs for Hawaii’s rural public schools. Keith Hayashi, the state’s superintendent of education, provided … Read more

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a nonprofit organization committed to protecting the constitutional rights of every individual, announced on Jan. 23rd that the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry (ADCRR) denied medical care to incarcerated persons that resulted in untold sufferings and deaths.  The denied medical care will come to a halt following … Read more

During their final meeting of the year last week, the Arizona House Mental Health Ad Hoc Committee adopted recommendations to put the committee’s work into action. The committee was established earlier this year to research and review information on how substance abuse, bullying, and social media affect the mental health of Arizona’s youth, including teenage … Read more

Alaskans who face various mental health challenges will benefit from the disbursement of more than $2.3 million in Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (AMHTA) grants.     AMHTA provides funding for Alaska nonprofits, state and local government agencies, tribal entities, and service providers. Beneficiaries include Alaskans who experience mental illness, substance use disorders, intellectual and … Read more

New funding opportunities are available for health care workers looking to establish facilities that assist Washingtonians struggling with mental health illnesses.     Clubhouse International officials discussed plans to add three additional clubhouses to the program during a meeting on Thursday. Clubhouse International operates more than 300 clubhouses in 33 countries. It offers people with … Read more