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More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health

The federal government is allowing states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid, a potentially far-reaching move to address issues from homelessness to violence. Learn more in this story from ABC News.

More kids are showing up in ERs with mental health crises

An increasing number of children are showing up in U.S. emergency rooms due to mental health crises, according to research. "It'sshocking, really," said one expert. Learn more in this story from NBC News.  

Helping Patients in Minority Communities Cope With Serious Mental Illness

Minorities face obstacles to receiving care, but many groups are working to break down those barriers.
Learn more in this story from U.S. News and World Report.

One in three college freshmen struggle with mental health—here are 4 things you can do

Researchers from the World Health Organization surveyed nearly 14,000 first-year college students and found that 35 percent struggled with a mental illness. Learn more in this story from CNBC.

Insurance system still discriminates against mental illness. Time to fight back.

"No one expects to develop a mental illness or substance use disorder, which, by law, are supposed to be covered by insurance to the same extent as physical conditions," writes contributor Patrick J. Kennedy in USA Today.