La Jolla Group offers a pickle ball tournament to support children’s mental health services

Looking to raise funds to expand child psychiatric services at Rady Children’s Hospital, the La Jolla Hospital Auxiliary Unit will present a pickle ball tournament dubbed “Dinking for Dollars” on Saturday, October 15. The event will be from 5-8:30 p.m. at Bobby Riggs Racket & Paddle, 875 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. It will feature tournament-style … Read more

Poll shows voters support Newsom’s mental health plan and bring back mandatory kindergarten

Sacramento – California voters strongly support Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to create a New court system A new survey shows people who suffer from a combination of severe mental illness, homelessness and substance abuse, but split with the governor over requiring children to attend kindergarten. Newsom brought his sweeping power Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment … Read more

The judges appear willing to end oversight of the mental health system

A panel of federal judges appears willing to overturn a court-ordered treatment plan and oversee oversight of Mississippi’s mental health system, their questions suggested during oral arguments Wednesday. The judges also asked the parties to the state’s mental health lawsuit to clarify whether the Department of Justice could directly prosecute states for violations of the … Read more

Nevada violated federal law by unnecessary institutionalization of children with behavioral health problems – The Nevada Independent

Nevada routinely fails to provide appropriate treatment and services for young people with behavioral health disabilities, and instead has relied excessively on institutional settings such as hospitals or residential treatment facilities to a degree that is likely to violate federal law. This is according to an investigation by the US Department of Justice, which was … Read more

Frontier House at North Range Behavioral Health honors former Director Larry Butorff with dedication to the park

Bonnie McGuire didn’t interact with North Range Behavioral Health CEO Larry Puttorf every day during the eight years she’d been coming to Frontier House, a Greeley community center that supports mentally ill individuals. Frontier House, a North Range program, follows a treatment philosophy known as the Clubhouse Model of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Founded in New York … Read more

Hurricane Fiona reveals the pain and anger

In the days after Hurricane Fiona, Dr. Brenda Rivera-Garcia sat at home without electricity, water, and Wi-Fi in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was stuck listening to the hum of electric generators that power homes throughout the neighborhood, drowning in the exhilarating lovebirds tweeting all night. Rivera Garcia said the melancholy buzz, the “lullaby,” reflects … Read more

BCAA offers mobility and mental health benefits to T2D patients

A six-month pilot study compared BCAA supplementation with intake of soy protein to evaluate the effects of amino acid intake on physical strength (muscle) and mental health parameters. BCAAs have been reported to improve knee muscle strength, although there is no change in skeletal mass, and have been associated with lower depressions by stimulating the … Read more

House passes bill addressing mental health concerns among students, families and teachers

The House on Thursday passed a bill seeking to address mental health concerns among students, families and teachers exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which lawmakers say has had a “severe impact” on those three groups. Bill Entitled Mental Health Matters Act, passed in a largely party line 220-205. One Republican, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania), joined … Read more