Mental Illness

Judges Issue Contempt Orders, Fines In Competency CasesJudges across the state of Washington have continued to issue contempt orders and fines against an agency and two psychiatric hospitals for failing to provide timely competency services
Monitor: Too Many In Jails Awaiting Competency ServicesEfforts by Washington state health officials to shorten the amount of time mentally ill people wait in jails
Judge: Washington Must Fix Problem With Jailing Mentally IllA federal judge has issued a permanent injunction against the state of Washington for violating the constitutional rights of mentally ill people who wait long periods in jail for treatment, saying they can't be held in custody for more than seven days without an evaluation.
Judges Hold State In Contempt For Jail WaitlistsWashington judges have begun holding the state's health services agency in contempt and are ordering sanctions for each day the state fails to provide competency evaluations and treatment for mentally ill people held in county jails.
How Common Is Depression?Nearly 60 million people experience a mental health condition every year. But only a fraction of those conditions are ever detected.
Video Games Being Developed To Target Depression, AnxietyPsychologists believe video games could be a new way to reach people who need help.
Study: Twitter Has Potential To 'Induce Psychotic Symptoms'A new study finds that the downside to global social networks is the potential to ‟aggravate or even induce psychotic symptoms” in psychologically vulnerable patients.
Jury Tells School District To Pay $1.3M For NegligenceJurors have told the Snohomish School District to pay $1.3 million for negligence in failing to protect two high school girls stabbed in 2011 by a mentally disturbed classmate.
Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.
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