The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health launched the MENTAL Health Challenge to combat the social isolation and loneliness that older adults, people with disabilities, and veterans often experience.
By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock – In late March, Marcell’s girlfriend took him to the emergency room at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, about 11 miles south of Detroit. “I had [acute] paranoia and depression off the roof,” said Marcell, 46, who asked to be identified only by his first name because he wanted to maintain confidentiality about some aspects of his illness.
Chairman Pai Proposes To Formally Designate 988 For National Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Hotline
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed to begin a rulemaking to establish 988 as a new, nationwide, three-digit phone number for a suicide prevention and mental health hotline. The Commission will vote on this proposal at its December 12 public meeting.
By Jenny Gold – Tucked in remarks the president made on March 29th, the opioid epidemic was his announcement of a new task force on mental health parity aimed at ensuring that people with mental illnesses and substance abuse problems don’t face discrimination in the health care system.