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Parity law has not increased behavioral health care access, funding

Seven years after Congress passed the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 that required insurance coverage to provide equal benefits for behavioral health services, not much has changed, providers said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-09-27/parity-law-has-not-increased
Brother: Man accused of trying to drown 3 children dismissed from mental health center

DURHAM, N.C. - The man accused of attempting to drown his three children in a pond was dismissed from a mental health center because he didn't have insurance, his brother said Friday.Local media outlets report Bobby Lassiter said his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-09-25/brother-man-accused-trying-drown-3-
Elaine Law

...and Children's services. After completing her graduate studies, she worked with Northeast Georgia Regional Mental Health Center. She continued her career, retiring after 19 years of service, as a supervisory medical social worker with the...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175515492
Distinguished couple delighted by Jimmie Dyess Symposium honors

...Judy," she said.Neita came to Augusta in 1976 to be the director of the Augusta Area Mental Health Center, which became the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia. She was instrumental in designing the facility that now houses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-01-12/distinguished-co
4 honored at Jimmie Dyess Symposium

...personnel at East Central Regional Hospital for 31 years, and Neita Mulherin served as director of the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia. Both have volunteered extensively in the community.Barnum is a Medal of Honor recipient...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-08/4-honored-jimmie-dyess-sympos
Forum on health clinic at Glenn Hills High on Tuesday

...associate professor of pediatrics at Georgia Health Sciences University; Faye Crawford, with Jones Behavioral Mental Health Center; and a representative from the Richmond County Health Department.The Richmond County School System received...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-10-19/forum-health-clinic-glenn
Rants & Raves

...caring, giving organization. You never know when you may need their help.THIS IS A HUGE RAVE for the Serenity Mental Health Center in Au gus ta. I was a patient there on Nov. 8 and 9. Unfortunately, there is a very large amount of negativity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-03/rants-raves
Rants & Raves

...trying to weasel his way out of the prison term he is serving. He hurt a lot of people who worked at the Community Mental Health Center at the time, so the sentence was fitting and needs to be served completely.MARION WILLIAMS IS back on the Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-02-19/rants-raves
Our mentally ill need more resources

...this. State after state reports underfunding that only worsens. Federal grant money that once supported many mental-health centers has dried up. Too often, jails become inadequate psychiatric holding places that only compound the problem...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2011-02-25/our-mentally-ill-need-mo
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Retiree honored for work with mentally ill

Although he retired years ago, Joe Vignati has not lessened his work for the mentally ill. Because of his tireless efforts, Vignati recently was named Mental Health Advocate of the Year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2011-06-22/retiree-honored-