mental illness http://wlrn.org en Florida First In Medicaid Coverage For Mentally Ill http://wlrn.org/post/florida-first-medicaid-coverage-mentally-ill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This month, Florida became the first state to offer a Medicaid plan dedicated to people who are diagnosed with severe mental health disorders.</span></p><p>It’s part of a larger move by the state’s Medicaid officials to move coverage towards a managed care system. It means one organization takes care of and coordinates all of a person’s health care needs: no more separate dental, vision, and internal medicine plans.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:22:45 +0000 Wilson Sayre 35603 at http://wlrn.org Florida First In Medicaid Coverage For Mentally Ill Is There A Culture Of Abuse At Dade Correctional? http://wlrn.org/post/there-culture-abuse-dade-correctional <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Almost two years ago, Darren Rainey was found dead in a scalding-hot shower at Dade Correctional Institution. Despite several accounts that the 50-year-old, mentally ill inmate’s death was the result of abuse, no one has been held accountable, nor has the medical examiner completed an autopsy.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:22:41 +0000 Wilson Sayre 32777 at http://wlrn.org Is There A Culture Of Abuse At Dade Correctional? Clock Ticking For Governor To Veto Mental Health Gun Bill http://wlrn.org/post/clock-ticking-governor-veto-mental-health-gun-bill <p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><font color="#000000"><font>The</font><font style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;"> only gun control measure passed by the Florida Legislature this year is finally on Gov. Rick Scott's desk.</font></font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><font color="#000000"><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><font style="font-size: 11pt"><a href="http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/1355" target="_blank">It puts people who are committed for mental health treatment on a list </a>that prevents them from being able to buy a gun.</font></font></font></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:26:45 +0000 Gina Jordan 16169 at http://wlrn.org Clock Ticking For Governor To Veto Mental Health Gun Bill Why A New Gun Bill Ticks Off Mental Health Advocates http://wlrn.org/post/why-new-gun-bill-ticks-mental-health-advocates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Florida Legislature passed a gun control measure this year that would prevent more people with mental illness from buying guns.&nbsp;</span></p><p>It essentially <a href="http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=50732" target="_blank">closes a loophole that enables people who seek mental health treatment to buy guns</a>.</p><p>The bipartisan bill even got strong support from the National Rifle Association.</p><p>But some critics think it may do more harm than good.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 14866 at http://wlrn.org Why A New Gun Bill Ticks Off Mental Health Advocates