Tag: mental health

How to improve your overall mental health

With the New Year in full force, many people are focusing on their physical health. While this is great and all, mental health is just as important and should be adopted into your New Year’s resolution, as well.

How travel can benefit our mental health

Today we are stand on future generation, in the early history people usually do the workforce, hard work which took the whole body to do the job instead of working more with a brain but now human life is surrounded by technology, and people are reversing their effective strategy.

HRSA awards $3 million to Virginia health centers to tackle mental health, opioids

The HRSA has awarded $3,163,584 to 19 health centers in Virginia to increase access to substance abuse and mental health services.

The mental health of college students: The frightening tendency

Amy Ebeling remembers her college days as an endless stream of anxiety and depression as she bounced from one mood extreme to another.

Mental Health America of Augusta hosts candidate forum

Advocate, Educate, Connect is the theme for the 10th annual Mental Health America of Augusta legislative/candidate forum.


Mental health, wellness coalition launches public awareness campaign

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition has launched a public awareness campaign.


Program on aging, mental health set for May 30

Community Connections presents a program on Aging and Mental Health with Dr. Adam Kaul, M.D. on Tuesday, May 30.


Virginia Hospitals unveil 2017 behavioral health legislative agenda

Serving the needs of patients and families dealing with a mental health diagnosis is an ongoing challenge that cuts across many segments of society.

McAuliffe announces pilot projects supporting mental health services in jails

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced pilot projects to provide services to inmates with mental illness in local or regional jails.

House committee advances mental health, suicide prevention funding

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved a revised version of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.

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Mental Health Art Show at Staunton Augusta Art Center

The Staunton Augusta Art Center will host an opening reception on Friday, May 6, for their “Recovery Through the Seasons” Art Show.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Month was started 67 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions.

Lt. Gov. Northam announces funding for mental health services in correctional facilities, community to divert individuals from incarceration

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam announced today that Governor McAuliffe’s budget includes $11 million to expand mental health resources.

Mental Health America of Augusta honors volunteers, agencies

The Mental Health America of Augusta presented awards to area agencies and individuals who have made contributions to those with mental illness or addictions.


DBHDS to hold town hall meetings on Transformation Team Recommendations

During the month of May, Commissioner Ferguson of the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) and the Transformation Team Co-Chairs will host four town hall meetings across the state to solicit feedback from the general public on the Transformation Team recommendations to the Commissioner.

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Emmett Hanger: We can do better on mental health reforms

May is Mental Health Month in Virginia. We have come a long way in recognizing, responding to, and treating mental health issues in Virginia but there is more to be done and it takes the work of everyone.


VCU offers play therapy weekend workshops for mental health professionals

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education will offer a series of weekend workshops focused on play therapy, a form of counseling or psychotherapy in which licensed professionals use play to help people, especially children, better process their experiences and develop more effective communication strategies.

House budget proposal will include $124.2 million in healthcare safety net funding

The House budget proposal unveiled Sunday will include $124.2 in funding for mental health care coverage and targeted safety net services for needy Virginians, House leaders announced Thursday.

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Randy Forbes: The heroes behind our heroes

Andrea Sawyer of Colonial Heights, VA, takes her husband to all of his medical appointments as often as three or four times a week.

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ACLU urges governor to issue immediate conditional pardon to man with autism

Today, the ACLU of Virginia renewed its call that the Governor take executive action to ensure that Reginald “Neli” Latson, an autistic man who has been in solitary confinement in state prison for more than a year, is moved as quickly as possible to a treatment facility in Florida.

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ACLU urges governor to help man with autism escape improper treatment in prison, jail

Today, the ACLU of Virginia sent a letter to Governor Terry McAuliffe asking him to review the case of Reginald “Neli” Latson, a young man with intellectual and developmental disabilities who has been held in solitary confinement in a state correctional facility for almost a year.

The other side of gun violence, mental illness, justice

A guy shoots up a school, the right howls about not giving up Second Amendment rights because of random gun violence, says it’s mental illness, does nothing about mental illness.

Ken Plum: Taxes

Governor Terry McAuliffe will address the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on December 17 in a statutorily required report on the state’s finances.


Implementing ACA-mandated health risk assessments will stretch primary care providers

Primary care practices are willing to implement behavioral and mental health risk assessments required by the Affordable Care Act, but lack the resources to do so effectively.


CCCA symposium highlights improvements in treating children’s mental health issues

The Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents is bringing together national experts in children’s mental health treatment for a symposium in recognition of CCCA’s 40th anniversary.