Mental Health http://wrkf.org en Telepsychiatry Brings Emergency Mental Health Care To Rural Areas http://wrkf.org/post/telepsychiatry-brings-emergency-mental-health-care-rural-areas North Carolina is facing a very big mental health care challenge — 28 counties across the state do not have a single psychiatrist. That's despite the fact that in recent years, emergency rooms in the state have seen more patients with mental health, developmental disability or substance abuse problems.<p>So the state is trying telepsychiatry. When a patient comes into an emergency room, they can be connected via a two-way video connection with a psychiatrist. Wed, 07 May 2014 21:11:00 +0000 NPR Staff 26277 at http://wrkf.org Telepsychiatry Brings Emergency Mental Health Care To Rural Areas Mentally Ill Are Often Locked Up In Jails That Can't Help http://wrkf.org/post/mentally-ill-are-often-locked-jails-cant-help Cook County, Ill., Sheriff Tom Dart walks the halls of his jail every day. With 10,000 inmates, this place is a small city — except a third of the people here are mentally ill.<p>Dart has created some of the most innovative programs in the country to handle mentally ill inmates, hiring doctors and psychologists, and training staff. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 21496 at http://wrkf.org Mentally Ill Are Often Locked Up In Jails That Can't Help White House Releases Long-Awaited Rules On Mental Health http://wrkf.org/post/white-house-releases-long-awaited-rules-mental-health The Obama administration delivered on a long-delayed health care promise when it issued rules to ensure equal health insurance treatment for people who have problems with mental health or need treatment for substance abuse.<p>The rules, <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2013pres/11/20131108b.html">issued</a> Friday, require that most health insurance plans offer the same amount of coverage for mental health and substance abuse claims as they do for medical and surgical coverage.<p>That means insurers can't charge someone more for mental health services than for other services. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 18584 at http://wrkf.org White House Releases Long-Awaited Rules On Mental Health Therapists Explore Dropping Solo Practices To Join Groups http://wrkf.org/post/therapists-explore-dropping-solo-practices-join-groups In the corporate world of American health care, psychologists and other mental health therapists are still mostly mom-and-pop shops. They build their own solo practices, not unlike Lucy in the <em>Peanuts</em> comic strip gang who hung her own shingle: "Psychiatric Help, 5 [Cents] — The Doctor Is In."<p>But the business model for therapists is shifting away from solo practices and toward large medical groups, say mental health experts. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 07:16:00 +0000 Sarah Varney 17870 at http://wrkf.org Therapists Explore Dropping Solo Practices To Join Groups Psychologist Infuses Art Into Clinical Practice http://wrkf.org/post/psychologist-infuses-art-clinical-practice-0 <p>Dr. Mary Kathryn Rodrigue is the owner and mental health therapist at the innovative The Wellness Studio in Baton Rouge.</p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:39:40 +0000 Susan Hidalgo-Smith 6340 at http://wrkf.org