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School Board race draws 12 candidates

...She works for Arbitre Consulting, where she assesses people for eligibility for Medicaid waivers for the state Division of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. In Kansas, she directed day-care centers, helped to start a private school...
Addiction centers do the cuts, feel the pain

...Gilbertson reorganized his department in March, combining the Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse with the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities to create the Division of Behavioral Health. In addition to cuts on the administrative...
State granted $3.5 million to treat disorders

Alaska has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to help the state provide treatment services for people with both substance abuse and mental health disorders.
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MOBILE, Ala. - Thanks to a leaking, cockroach-infested ship and a bunch of old sailors long past their prime, 74-year-old Joe Sadlier got to be a kid again.
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After failing final passage last year, a bill that would give the state the power to lock up ``sexually violent predators'' beyond any sentence handed down in criminal court is back before the Legislature.
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Ellen Martinson weighed in with her concerns Monday night that the city is ridding itself of its mental health responsibilities without providing answers to questions about what will happen to people who need help.
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Union representatives have proposed to the city manager that workers take over the Department of Health and Social Services - ostensibly to run it in the black - rather than lose it to private mental health service providers.
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ORCA, Outdoor Recreation and Community Access (the recreation component of SAIL Inc.) would like to send a sincere and enthusiastic thank you to the following individuals and businesses that mad our Ski-a-thon Gala Awards Banquet such a big success.
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The Juneau Assembly answered a lawsuit at its Monday night meeting with an ordinance authorizing the reorganization of the city's Health and Social Services Department.
Polaris House creates a sense of belonging

A daytime gathering place for people with mental illness is scheduled to open soon in Juneau. Polaris House, to be run by its users, will be provided as an arm of the Juneau affiliate of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. It will be a drop-in center, probably open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for people suffering from mental illness.


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