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War Vet Gets Prison For Robbery In Macomb County

A U.S. veteran who served in Iraq has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after a judge rejected pleas for probation and mental health treatment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2013

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Stabenow Turns Gun Debate Into Mental Health Bills

Stabenow is pushing bills that she says polls show the vast majority of Americans — including the National Rifle Association — support. And that’s expanding access to mental health care.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2013

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Mental Health Board Won’t Discipline Its CEO

A board overseeing a mental health organization that serves several counties in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula has decided not to discipline its top official after a finding from the state that profoundly disabled adults were put at risk during bus rides.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/01/2013

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Snyder Eyes Mental Health Makeover, GOP Skeptical

Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to fill the gaps of Michigan’s mental health care system might lie in his ability to convince lawmakers to expand Medicaid to provide 500,000 residents with coverage under the federal Affordable Health Care Act.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/25/2013

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Will Mental Health Issues Be A Factor In Sandy Hook Shooting?

The brother of Adam Lanza, the man responsible for the school massacre in Connecticut, reportedly told police that his brother suffered from mental health issues. Heather Irish, President of the MINDS program, says although it does not excuse the actions of the shooter, it may help officials understand why he did it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/16/2012

Study: Physicians Have Higher Than Average Suicide Rates

A University of Michigan study shows what’s behind the higher than average number of physician suicides.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/12/2012

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State Mental Health Workers Face Layoffs

Several state workers who say they provide employment services to 1.5 million disabled Michiganders are fighting back against a plan to lay them off by the end of the month.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2012

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AARP: Keep Your Mind Sharp!

Mental health and aging specialists often remind us that to keep the old gray matter working at optimum level, we should challenge our minds. Doing so can be as simple as working on cross-word puzzles […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/20/2012

UM's North Campus Research Complex. Photo: University of Michigan

400 UM Researchers Unite To Tackle Health Care’s Thorniest Problems

With a common goal of making health care better, safer, more cost effective and more equal, nearly 400 health researchers from across the University of Michigan and partner organizations have formed one of the nation’s largest research entities of its kind.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/25/2012

Alpena Cattle Test Positive For Bovine TB

Officials say a medium-sized dairy herd in Michigan’s northeastern Lower Peninsula has tested positive for bovine tuberculosis.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/22/2012

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