An Update on How the US Affordable Care Act Impacts Mental Health Care

An Update on How the US Affordable Care Act Impacts Mental Health Care
Upside: This remains true today, and is a huge win for people who haven't been able to obtain new insurance, because of an existing mental health diagnosis, such as depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, or anxiety. Prior to this rule, changing employers … Read more on (blog)

Gilbert mental-health hospital withdraws plans for second time
The company, which is based in Kentucky, planned to build a $ 14million, 72-bed inpatient hospital near Val Vista Drive and Williams Field Road to treat behavioral-health conditions, including depression, drug and alcohol dependency and mood disorders. Read more on Arizona Republic

Cleveland Clinic study: changing light patterns in hospital rooms may ease
The patients were recruited for the study — paid for with a grant from the American Society for Pain Management Nursing — after being hospitalized at least 24 hours, to give them time to acclimate to the hospital routine and their treatment. … in … Read more on Plain Dealer

Can Channel 4's Bedlam do for psychiatry what Educating Yorkshire did for
I distinctly remember the first time I visited one fifteen years ago, not as a naïve medical student, but as a carer, visiting my friend hospitalised with depression after a serious suicide attempt. Having already seen the inside of many hospital wards … Read more on New Statesman