Hartford\’s crisis response team responded to over 900 calls in one year. Here\’s how it works

Tryan Ty Sampson gets emotional when he thinks of all the people in Hartford who have been helped by the city\’s civilian intervention team called HEARTeam, which responds to mental health emergencies instead of the police. Sampson, who lost his brother to gun violence in the city when he was in his early 20s, became … Read more

The county study on Black Maternal Health provides local context for the national crisis

May 26 Through a combination of data and extensive community discussion, a recent study published by the Frederick County Department of Health identified factors influencing pregnancy and birth inequalities for Black mothers in Frederick County. The study sought to contextualize data showing a higher rate of adverse health outcomes, including preterm birth and low birth … Read more

State Embarking on $1 Billion \”Transformation\” to Address Mental Health Crisis

ALBANY The state has launched a $1 billion effort to address a mental health crisis exacerbated by the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic in what experts say is the biggest transformation in mental health care since massive hospitals psychiatric facilities were closed in the 1970s. Effort Funds All Phases of Mental Health Care, Including Adding … Read more

DEA Revokes Drug Wholesale Distributor Morris & Dickson\’s License Over Opioid Crisis Failures

The US Drug Enforcement Administration stripped one of the nation\’s largest drug distributors of its license to sell highly addictive painkillers on Friday after ruling it failed to report thousands of suspicious orders at the height of the opioid crisis. Sadness\’ action against Morris & Dickson Co. which threatens to bankrupt it comes two days … Read more

After years of delay, DEA revokes drug distributor\’s license over opioid crisis failures

The US Drug Enforcement Administration has stripped one of the nation\’s largest pharmaceutical distributors of its license to sell highly addictive painkillers after it ruled that it failed to report thousands of suspicious, high-volume orders to the hei… From JOSHUA GOODMAN and JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press May 26, 2023, 9:10 AM ET 5 minute read … Read more

HHS awards funding to build Biden-Harris administration\’s 988 crisis care lifeline

New funding will expand mobile crisis response teams Today, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), awarded 13 grants to communities to create new and enhance existing mobile crisis response teams. The teams will respond to mental health and substance use crises … Read more