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How mental health staffing shortages are delaying justice in Utah courts

Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – As the leaves turned and fell last month, Matt Gwyther sat in a park surrounded by the evidence of passing time. “I have this open sore that I just want to close,” she said. As fall gave way to winter, Matt Gwyther faced another holiday season …

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Report Finds “Code of Silence” in Mental Health Facility Where Staff Abused Neglected Patients | Health care

Several employees of the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center attempted to conceal a brutal assault on a patient, according to a new report from the surveillance bureau within the Illinois Department of Human Services. The report from the IDHS Inspector General’s office states that the “widespread cover-up attempt” around that incident indicated a deeply …

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Utah Mental Health Experts Deal With When To Seek Help, Treatments For Depression

Experts from the Huntsman Mental Health Institute discussed when to seek help for depression on Wednesday and what options are available. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes SALT LAKE CITY – More than a third of Americans suffer from depression and while Utah’s rate is similar to the rest of the country, …

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Stephens College Art Exhibition Focuses on Missouri Mental Health | Local

Attendees walk around the room to view the artwork at “The Art of Being ME” exhibit Thursday at Stephens College in Columbia. The exhibition was created in collaboration between photographer Randy Bacon and the Burrell Foundation and features Stephens College student Shelby Thompson. Madison McMillen / Missourian The words emanate forcefully from the video played …

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New technologies available in the fight against cancer | Local news

Cutting-edge technology in the fight against cancer was presented on Thursday. The Pennsylvania Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (PCSRI), formerly the Gettysburg Cancer Center, held an open house Thursday to give the community the opportunity to try the Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator, which will provide painless, non-invasive cancer treatment, they said. officials before some 30 …

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New Mercy Health Program Helps Meet Feminine Hygiene Needs | News

Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital has launched a new program that health professionals hope will help local girls and young women learn about and manage their menstrual cycles by providing feminine hygiene products and educational materials to those in need. The Mercy Health Foundation-Lourdes provided Mercy Health Paducah Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB / GYN) with a grant …

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New Data Shows Worsening Mental Health, Education Trends Among Idaho Children | Idaho

New national data shows that Idaho ranks among the best in the country for economic well-being, family and community factors, but it also shows increased rates of anxiety and depression among children and low education scores. The 2022 Kids Count data is released annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to measure the health and …

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County officials offer “think about your health” training.

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – As the number of people experiencing mental health situations increases, the Albany County legislature proposes that a training program be provided to several county mental health first aid departments. During the Albany County Legislature meeting on Monday, the Mind Your Health training program was introduced by President Andrew Joyce and Vice …

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