Pyschiatric News By Linda M. Richmond Sept 13, 2018 Construction of a suicide-deterrent net is under way at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It is hoped to end the bridge’s standing as one of the world’s most popular suicide sites. Seventy-nine years after the first call to action to erect a barrier... read more
American Psychiatric Association Sept 14, 2018 Joining a coalition of seven mental health and health advocacy groups, APA filed suit today in federal court to invalidate a Trump administration rule on short-term, limited duration health plans. The coalition argued in its complaint that the final rule, issued last month by three federal agencies, violates the plain-English... read more
California is sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars for mental health programs. Let's put it to use.
Los Angeles Times By The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board September 10, 2018 Like much of the rest of the nation, California went only halfway toward keeping its promise to improve mental health care. It closed psychiatric hospitals, some of which were really just costly warehouses for the sick... read more