First look inside Montgomery’s mental health crisis center

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Individuals in Montgomery facing a mental health crisis will now have a facility available to seek treatment. Carastar Health, formerly known as the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority, will open its new crisis center next week. The building off Carmichael Road is a temporary facility while their main building continues to … Read more

Sri Lankans running out of food, fuel and medicine | Asian | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

“I have a 10-month-old baby. I couldn’t even buy medicines for her when she was sick last week,” said Gunarathna Vaani, who resides in the suburbs of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo. “There are no medicine stocks available in the market. Even basic tablets like paracetamol or benadryl are not there. I had to borrow medicines … Read more

Division and delay – POLITICO

When it comes to refugees, the European Union’s treatment of those fleeing the war in Ukraine is the exception — to a dark and deadly rule. The millions of Ukrainians who have sought refuge in the EU have received a very different welcome from those fleeing other conflicts, including the wars in Syria and Afghanistan, … Read more

Lack of youth mental health resources creating crisis

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Lisa Dansby Williams loves connecting students in need with mental health resources. “It’s just been hard for many of the students and their families to navigate some of the resulting issues of the pandemic, whether that be domestic violence within the family, homelessness, maybe mom, dad lost a job,” she said. … Read more

Stagflation looms for UK economy as BoE signals it may soften policy ahead – POLITICO

The pound had its worst day in two years Thursday after the Bank of England admitted what every central bank hates to admit: Some problems are just too big for them to solve. The Bank bleakly warned that it’s “unable to prevent” a fall in profit margins and in household incomes due to the huge … Read more

5 things to know about the EU’s health data space – POLITICO

The European Commission on Tuesday presented its much-anticipated health data space, aiming to dramatically reshape access to medical data and its use in research and policy. The legislative proposal won’t only change how patients, doctors, researchers and policymakers access and use health data; it’s also hoped the plan will lead to billions in economic gains. … Read more

Mental health hotline in Springfield reports increase in calls following death of Naomi Judd

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The suicide of singer Naomi Judd is leading to an increase in calls to mental health hotlines. Executive Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, Stephanie Appleby, says not only are more people coming in for counselling, but their warm line answers twice as many calls from people needing … Read more

Italy asks Commission to clarify rubles-for-gas rules – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ROME — Italy wants the European Commission to clearly spell out how companies can pay for Russian gas without falling afoul of sanctions levied after the invasion of Ukraine, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Monday. “It’s very important that the Commission expresses a clear legal opinion … Read more

Access to mental health care in Walla Walla Valley at crisis point | Opinion Columns

What is keeping me up at night? I am truly concerned for our community. We are living in a crisis that the longer it takes for us to address, the longer it will alter the future of our communities for generations to come. However, this crisis goes relatively unnoticed until a tragedy calls our attention … Read more

Modesto approves mental health pros with cops on crisis calls

Clouds are reflected in the glass windows at Tenth Street Place, the city/county building in downtown Modesto, Calif. on April 9, 2019. Joan Barnett Lee jlee@modbee.com The Modesto City Council on Tuesday approved a one-year program that pairs police officers with mental health clinicians on calls involving people undergoing mental health crises. The program is … Read more