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How Two Practices Give Mental Health Care a Primary Care Home

By Robert Nagler Miller

With a nationwide shortage of nearly 3,400 psychiatrists to meet the country’s mental health care needs, one emerging viable remedy is a model that incorporates the diagnosis and treatment of mild to moderate depression and anxiety into primary care practice.

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NASW Strongly Opposes Legislation to Repeal Affordable Care Act

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) strongly opposes legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act because it would have a devastating impact on the health our nation’s most vulnerable citizens and make it more difficult to provide affordable health care for poor and low-income Americans.

The House today narrowly passed a revised version of ..Read More…

Supreme Court Lets Stand California ban on Anti-Gay Therapy

The Supreme Court has again rejected a challenge to California’s ban on so-called gay conversion therapy.

The justices did not comment recently in turning away an appeal from a San Diego minister and others who argued the law violated their First Amendment religious freedoms.

The federal appeals court in San Francisco had ..Read More…

Mendocino County Family and Children Services in ‘Crisis’

Mendocino County’s Family and Children’s Services is in a state of crisis. That is according to an assessment by the Northern California Training Agency at UC Davis, as well as the department’s employees, who say they are overworked and receive no help in dealing with the stress and emotional burden inherent to the ..Read More…

Social Workers Have Skills to Help Cure Opioid Crisis

By Angelo McClain

Opioids are ravaging our nation, but the opioid crisis is just one symptom of a broader epidemic of social problems. People who live with depression or anxiety are twice as likely to struggle with substance abuse – and Americans are showing more signs of depression than they have in decades.

To ..Read More…

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