In advance of the commission’s upcoming annual conference in Deerfield Beach, which draws leading researchers and law enforcement from across the country, we discuss the latest research and scientific data on addressing and realizing addiction and mental illness. Specifically, how faking mental illness impacts on law enforcement, addressing the growing needs and dangers of addiction, and the role of states in overcoming addiction.
Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.
In many cases, mental illness is tied to a crisis in mental healthcare. In her months-long CBS4 investigation Michele tracked the stories of families who have reached out to help. Some of their pleas went unanswered. We focus on a pioneering organization here in South Florida that works with men and women suffering from mental illness.
Across the nation, mental illness is page one. It’s mayhem all too personal for some South Florida families.
The entire half hour of this week’s “Focus on South Florida” showcases the latest developments in CBS4 Chief Investigator Michele Gillen’s expose of the 9th floor of the Dade County jail, the so-called “forgotten floor”, where inmates suffering from mental illness are housed.
The Florida Legislature is trying to clean up the mess left by Congress with a bill seeking to keep guns away from people with mental illnesses.
Starting in March the Miami-Dade County School District will launch a program called “Typical or Troubled” which will train teachers to better spot the red flags of mental illness in middle and high school students. […]
It’s called the silent epidemic; children and adolescents suffering from mental illness. Without early intervention it’s considered by many experts to be a time bomb.