MENTAL HEALTH

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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.

12/08/2014

Charlie Baker. (WBZ-TV)

Baker Urged To Address Mental Health Issues As Governor

An advocacy group is asking Gov.-elect Baker to prioritize mental health issues.

11/18/2014

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I-Team: Mental Health Support Lacking In Many Local Schools

The I-Team found some Massachusetts school districts falling well below standards when it comes to one measure of mental health services for students.

06/12/2014

Kevin Edson in Boston Municipal Court, April 16, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Mental Illness Too Big To Ignore

Kevin Edson’s mother’s plight is an important reminder of one of our biggest social problems.

04/17/2014

Patrick Kennedy (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Patrick Kennedy Promotes Mental Health In Boston

Patrick Kennedy, one of the nation’s leading advocates for better treatment of the mentally ill, was in Boston Thursday, sharing his own struggle with bipolar disorder and addiction.

04/03/2014

Martha Coakley. (WBZ-TV)

AG Coakley Announces $8M In Grants For Mental Health, Substance Abuse Services

Applications are being accepted for $8 million in grants designed to improve the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services in Massachusetts.

12/08/2013

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Seniors Should Stay Active Engaged to Fight Depression

Senior citizens are at high risk for depression for a variety of reasons: loss of health, loss of friends, loss of purpose. But there are things that can be done to sharply reduce that risk.

07/19/2012

File image of the state house at night. (Photo by Andrea Courtois)

Advocates Plan Walk Against Proposed Changes To Mental Health Centers

People with mental illness and their supporters are planning to ask Gov. Deval Patrick to back off any planned changes to community-based services in Massachusetts.

06/10/2012

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Mental Health Patient Indicted Over Death At Bourne Facility

A mental health patient has been indicted for manslaughter, months after he had an altercation at a Cape Cod facility with a worker who later died.

09/10/2011

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Report: Mass. Budget Cuts Weaken Safety Of Mental Health Staffers

A task force formed after the slaying of a mental health counselor is blaming years of budget cuts for undermining Massachusetts’ publicly-funded mental health system.

06/30/2011

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