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South Carolina ranks near the bottom in national mental health study

November 8, 2019

Oct 31, 2019 3:30 PM By Heath Ellison Charleston City Paper https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/TheBattery/archives/2019/10/31/south-carolina-ranks-near-the-bottom-in-national-mental-health-study South Carolina’s mental health is in a dangerous place, according to a recent report from community-based non-profit Mental Health America. Comparing all 50 states and the District of Columbia in their rates for mental health problems and access to proper care, the annual State of more »

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Why mental health care deserts persist for U.S. children

Nov 6, 2019 1:04 PM EST By Laura Santhanam PBS https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/why-mental-health-care-deserts-persist-for-u-s-children Despite an uptick in the number of child psychiatrists nationwide, one out of five U.S. children live in a county with no such provider, according to a study published this week in the journal Pediatrics, which also found that those specialists are largely concentrated in more »

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How Families Can Work Together

Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together. I now know more »

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NAMI Applauds HHS For Removing Barriers To Treatment For People With Serious Mental Illness

11/6/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-HHS-for-Removing-Barriers-to-Treatment-for-People-with-Serious-Mental-Illness Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.

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More states, including SC, working to require mental health education in the classroom

October 19, 2019

September 24, 2019 at 7:45 AM EDT – Updated September 25 at 3:55 AM By Amy Kawata WMBF News https://www.wmbfnews.com/2019/09/24/more-states-including-sc-working-require-mental-health-education-classroom/ HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Many students have been in school for about a month now and the topic of suicide and mental health is in the spotlight. As a result, more states are requiring more »

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