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Medical center takes pride in improving health care for CSRA veterans

...and a residential rehabilitation program for veterans challenged with post-traumatic stress disorder, serious mental illness and substance abuse.The Charlie Norwood VA dedicates many resources to eliminating homelessness among veterans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-10-03/medical-center-t
Parity law has not increased behavioral health care access, funding

...really changed things. "Even in 2015, there is a generous dose of stigma that goes along with seeking treatment for mental illness so reducing the co-pays doesn't do much for that," McCall said. Not only is there a lack of private psychiatrists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-09-27/parity-law-has-not-increased
South Carolina's Medicaid agency reviewing potential fraud by health care providers

...behavioral health" services. Such services include treatment and counseling for issues including anxiety, drug abuse and mental illness.Agencies that were able to make the referrals included the departments of juvenile justice, mental health and social...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-09-04/south-carolinas-medicaid-agency-rev
Rants & Raves

...months, just to show us their support. WHY, WHEN A certain race group goes on a shooting massacre spree, does mental illness come into play? DEAR MR. TRUMP, insulting one's critics with ad hominem attacks such as "stupid" and "loser...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-18/rants-raves
Supreme Court troubled by Ga. juror case

...lawyers did not so much contest his guilt as try to explain it as a product of a troubled childhood, drug abuse and mental illness. They also raised their objections about the exclusion of African-Americans from the jury. On that point, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-11-02/supreme-court-troubled
Supreme Court to review all-white jury in Georgia murder trial

...lawyers did not so much contest his guilt as try to explain it as a product of a troubled childhood, drug abuse and mental illness. They also raised their objections about the exclusion of blacks from the jury. On that point, the judge accepted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-10-31/justices-review-georgia-das-choice-
Help sought for young adult mental health

...Parents and advocates told legislators Tuesday that the state needs to offer more services for young adults with mental illness, especially as they get too old for federally funded Medicaid.The legislators on the House Study Committee on Children's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-10-21/help-sought-young-adult-
Blythe man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of south Augusta woman and wounding of her two adult children

...Crumbley family."It's hard for me to understand I would do something like this," Allen said.He has a history of mental illness dating to his childhood, defense attorney Maureen Floyd said. He was evaluated by two teams of doctors and found to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-09-25/blythe-man-pleads-guil
Rants & Raves

...people who had nothing to gain by their wrath. This mental illness as an excuse, is just that, an excuse. There are...mentally ill people, but there are others who will claim mental illness to justify their crimes against humanity. THIS IS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-05/rants-raves
Mardy Fish falls at US Open, calls it a career

...top-10 player hoped to make some new memories at Flushing Meadows and tell his story to help others coping with mental illness."I accomplished everything that I set out to this summer," Fish said, "and I'm happy about that." ROLLING...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-09-02/mardy-fish-falls-us-