mental health http://wkar.org en Teaching first aid for mental health http://wkar.org/post/teaching-first-aid-mental-health <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>For decades, organizations like the American Red Cross and local fire departments have offered courses in basic first aid. Many Americans who are not in the medical field have a working knowledge of how to perform CPR. But few people are trained to give mental health first aid. That’s the aim of an ongoing training series being held this summer in Lansing. Fri, 30 May 2014 17:08:35 +0000 Kevin Lavery 54481 at http://wkar.org Teaching first aid for mental health Living with a severe mental illness: One Lansing woman's story http://wkar.org/post/living-severe-mental-illness-one-lansing-womans-story <p>May is Mental Health Awareness Month and to commemorate<em>, Current State’s</em> Joe Linstroth speaks with longtime Lansing resident Jerri Nicole Wright about what it’s like to live with a severe and persistent mental illness. Thu, 29 May 2014 18:30:53 +0000 Joe Linstroth 54421 at http://wkar.org Living with a severe mental illness: One Lansing woman's story Breaking the stigma: Training imams to identify mental illness http://wkar.org/post/breaking-stigma-training-imams-identify-mental-illness <p></p><p></p><p>Later this week in Dearborn, doctors, psychologists, social workers, and religious leaders from around the world will gather for the <a href="http://psychiatry.msu.edu/_files/docs/save-the-date-MMH-conference-2014.pdf" target="_blank">Sixth Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference</a>. According <a href="http://psychiatry.msu.edu/staff/abbasi.html" target="_blank">Dr. Farha Abbasi</a>, an MSU assistant professor of psychiatry and a founder of the conference, this is one of the very few of its kind in the world, if not the only one. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:05:51 +0000 Joe Linstroth 52568 at http://wkar.org Breaking the stigma: Training imams to identify mental illness New mental health resource serves Michigan vets http://wkar.org/post/new-mental-health-resource-serves-michigan-vets <p></p><p></p><p>There’s a new mental health resource for military personnel and their families, and Michigan is at the forefront of the effort. It’s called <a href="http://starproviders.org/states/michigan">Star Behavioral Health Providers</a>. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:12:26 +0000 Current State 46861 at http://wkar.org New mental health resource serves Michigan vets Stabenow bill would strengthen mental health coverage http://wkar.org/post/stabenow-bill-would-strengthen-mental-health-coverage <p></p><p>Earlier this year, Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow introduced a bill proponents say would better serve Americans with mental disorders.&nbsp; Her "<a href="http://www.stabenow.senate.gov/?p=issue&amp;id=80">Excellence in Mental Health</a>" measure would expand access to community mental health centers, in part by making more of them eligible for payments under Medicaid. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:06:34 +0000 Current State 45796 at http://wkar.org Stabenow bill would strengthen mental health coverage Earley says lock-up more common than treatment for many with mentally illness http://wkar.org/post/earley-says-lock-more-common-treatment-many-mentally-illness <p>Across the nation, more and more people who are suffering from a severe mental illness are likely to wind up in prison than in a treatment facility. Here in Michigan, the <a href="http://www.nami.org/">National Alliance on Mental Illness</a>, or NAMI, estimates that more than four times the number of people with mental illnesses are in prisons than in hospitals. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:01:14 +0000 Current State 43415 at http://wkar.org Earley says lock-up more common than treatment for many with mentally illness State House Approves Plan To Strengthen Mental Health Courts http://wkar.org/post/state-house-approves-plan-strengthen-mental-health-courts <p>The state House Thursday gave overwhelming bi-partisan support to legislation meant to strengthen Michigan’s mental health courts.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:38:47 +0000 Jake Neher 42584 at http://wkar.org State House Approves Plan To Strengthen Mental Health Courts Plan To Expand Mental Health Courts Clears State House Committee http://wkar.org/post/plan-expand-mental-health-courts-clears-state-house-committee <p>Many state lawmakers say they’re eager to expand Michigan’s mental health court system.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:27:17 +0000 Jake Neher 42211 at http://wkar.org Plan To Expand Mental Health Courts Clears State House Committee Study: Michigan’s Mental Health Courts Reduce Recidivism, Improve Quality Of Life http://wkar.org/post/study-michigan-s-mental-health-courts-reduce-recidivism-improve-quality-life <p>Offenders in Michigan’s new mental health courts are far less likely to re-offend compared to those in the traditional criminal justice system.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:10:49 +0000 Jake Neher 41171 at http://wkar.org Study: Michigan’s Mental Health Courts Reduce Recidivism, Improve Quality Of Life Michigan looks to expand mental health courts http://wkar.org/post/michigan-looks-expand-mental-health-courts <p>Earlier this month, a group of House Republican lawmakers introduced a four-bill package that would create a permanent system of mental health treatment courts in Michigan.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:11:37 +0000 Current State 36021 at http://wkar.org