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Guns, mental health and cybersecurity

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts examine how the gun control debate will affect the demand for mental health services, and how contractors will be impacted by the President's new cybersecurity executive order.
February 14, 2013

Tags: gun control , healthcare , Medicaid , Matthew Barry , cybersecurity , cybersecurity policy , President Barack Obama , Afzal Bari , Peter Brusoe , infrastructure , Bloomberg Government , Allen Scott , Hershey , Capital Impact , acquisition , contracting , Valentine

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 06:42pm EST
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Army seeks better mental health coordination

Army leadership is looking to improve coordination among its mental health programs and other soldier-resilience efforts, acknowledging Monday that a patchwork system of tools is often confusing for both commanders and soldiers.

Tags: DoD , Army , Patty Murray ,

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 08:10am EST

VA boosts staff, online services as mental health needs grow

VA said last month it is hiring nearly 2,000 mental health professionals and support staff. The agency will also continually assess staffing levels.

Tags: Sonja Batten , VA , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 12:48pm EDT
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Report: VA failing to provide timely mental care

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Monday - 04/23/2012, 06:24pm EDT

VA to add about 1,900 to mental health staff

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it was increasing its staff of mental health workers by roughly 1,900, part of an effort to address a shortage of specialists and to better prepare for the medical needs of veterans returning home from war.

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Thursday - 04/19/2012, 11:14pm EDT

Mental health care not meeting VA standards

Veterans with mental health issues receive care comparable to that available in the private sector but the care falls short of standards set by the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a new report. Dr. Kate Watkins, who conducted the study for the RAND Corporation, told Federal News Radio where VA has succeeded and where it has failed.

Tags: veterans , health care , VA , VHA , RAND , Kate Watkins , GPRA

Friday - 10/28/2011, 01:37pm EDT
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Report: Va. lacks mental health services for kids

Virginia fails to provide adequate mental health services for children in the community, often resulting in costly stays in psychiatric facilities or incarceration, according to a report released Tuesday by a children's advocacy group.

Tags: Virginia , Voices for Virginia's Children , Margaret Nimmo Crowe , Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Devel , The Pines Residential Treatment Center , Meghan McGuire , Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents , Richmond Behavioral Health Authority , Beth Rafferty

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 09:49am EDT

Former support group director looks for different ways to provide comfort

Sarah Knutson has stepped onto a new path to spread mental health just by going upstairs at the headquarters of On Our Own of Frederick County.

Tags: Sarah Knutson , On Our Own of Frederick County

Monday - 04/25/2011, 05:36am EDT

Study: Sleep problems cause mental illness in kids

Children who experience problems sleeping have a greater risk of developing mental illnesses later in life, including thoughts of suicide.

Tags: sleep , sleep problems , mental illness , Darci Marchese , Paul D. Shinkman

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 01:24pm EST
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