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Mental Health Advocates Rally in Albany

Mental health advocates rallied at the State Capitol for a bill that would require health insurers to provide more extensive mental health services coverage. The measure is known as Timothy's Law, and is named after 12-year-old Timothy O'Clair, who committed suicide after a battle with depression. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Mental Health Advocates Push Passage of Timothy's Law

Mental health advocates are hoping that the New York State Senate will approve Timothy's Law when the Senate returns next week for a one-day session. The legislation extends health care benefits for people with mental illness. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Question Proposal to Close State Psychiatric Hospitals

State lawmakers grilled New York's Mental Health Commissioner over the proposed closure of five psychiatric hospitals. Commissioner James Stone testified at a joint hearing of the legislative budget committees. Karen Dewitt was there and has more on the story.  Go to full article

Mental Health Agencies Ask State for More Money

Community mental health care agencies say they're in crisis, because of a lack of state funding. They want Governor Pataki and the legislature to restore money for mental health services in this year's state budget. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Mental Health Workers Left out of State Pay Hikes

Mental health workers rallied at the state capitol for more pay this week. They say that if the money can be found for raises for physical health care workers, then the money should be there to increase the salaries for mental health care works as well.  Go to full article

Lobbying for Mental Health Funding Restoration

Mental health groups have begun a fight to get more money in the new state budget. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Practical Tips From a Family Counselor

Martha Foley talks with child psychologist and family counselor Dr. Kent Condrell, about practical tips for healthy families. He'll be at a conference in Lake Placid this weekend.  Go to full article

Commentary: Common Mental Health Advice

Commentator Paul Willcott is skeptical about some common mental health advice--he suggests putting some emotions back in the bottle.  Go to full article

NC Behavioral Health Care Network

Mental health and substance abuse services in the North Country will get a big boost from New York State. The Department of Health is awarding a grant worth nearly $200,000 to a regional network of providers. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

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