Involuntary Commitment Records in Missouri are No Longer Confidential

Involuntary Commitment  Records in Missouri are No Longer Confidential Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed into law Senate Bill 426 on July 13 which expands the conditions under which confidential mental health care records can be released. Mental health care facilities that hold patients who have been civilly committed, either voluntarily or involuntarily, can now disclose information […]

Human Rights Concerns with the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015

Human Rights Concerns with the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 Congressional Rep. Tim Murphy (R., PA) originally introduced the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R.3717) in 2013. Not to be outdone by H.R.6 the 21st Century Cures Act, he has reintroduced it to this year’s Congress as H.R.2646 the Helping Families in […]

21st Century Cures Act

21st Century Cures Act H.R.6, the 21st Century Cures Act, is rushing through Congress now. This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget, and to make some major changes in the NIH, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), […]

The Havering Crowd

The Havering Crowd haver – verb gerund or present participle: havering [Scottish] talk foolishly; babble. “Tom havered on.” [British] act in a vacillating or indecisive manner. “Most people giggle at their havering and indecision.” Psychiatry and psychology employ havering as a method of professional communication. Otherwise known as “psychobabble,” this speech mechanism can put those […]

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