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54 MINS AGO - Washington Times

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Mental health funding cuts stir outcry in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to cut money from a state grant program to community mental health and substance abuse providers is prompting an outcry from advocates and families of Newtown massacre victims in Connecticut, who warn patients will suffer from a lack of services. The ...

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20 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Montana House green-lights mental health group homes

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - State representatives have green-lighted a proposal to fund four mental health group homes in Montana. The House voted 79-21 Saturday to pass House Bill 24 on second reading. The bill's fiscal note says the measure would send $3 million in state funds and about $500,000 in ...

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APR 17, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Hearing aids may slow cognitive decline tied to hearing loss

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - - Hearing aids may lessen the forgetfulness and mental confusion tied to moderate to severe hearing loss, suggests a new study. “This study is important because it focuses on a risk factor that is amenable to intervention in later life and could potentially postpone cognitive decline,” said Jennifer Deal, the study’s lead author from ...

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APR 17, 2015 - Shape

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Your Guilt-Free Guide to Taking a Mental Health Day

Corbis Images You shouldn't feel bad taking a personal day because of stress or anxiety. If you’re not coughing up mucus, in bed with a fever, or so bogged down by cramps that you can’t uncurl from a ball, you probably feel guilty calling out of work. (Even though sick days at work are notoriously abused.) But the more acceptable it becomes to ...

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APR 17, 2015 - Huffington Post

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It's Time To Stop Using These Phrases When It Comes To Mental Illness

Research by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy shows the loaded words used to describe drug addiction, such as "clean" vs. "dirty," can actually drive people away from getting help, The Huffington Post reported in March. The same is true of terminology used to describe mental illness, where phrases such as "unsuccessful suicide" can exacerbate rather than ...

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