Mental Illness

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Judges Hold State In Contempt For Jail Waitlists

Washington 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.

CBS Seattle–10/30/2014

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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.

08/14/2014

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Video Games Being Developed To Target Depression, Anxiety

Psychologists believe video games could be a new way to reach people who need help.

08/13/2014

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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.

08/13/2014

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Jury Tells School District To Pay $1.3M For Negligence

Jurors 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.

CBS Seattle–04/17/2014

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.

03/12/2014

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