Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Trump orders more mental health care options for veterans

Posted in Mental Health

By Associated Press  - ABC News 1/9/2018

"...Trump signed an executive order Tuesday directing the secretaries of defense, homeland security and veterans affairs to develop a plan to provide "seamless" access to mental health and suicide prevention resources for 12 months for members leaving the armed forces. ..."

Read the entire article: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/trump-orders-mental-health-care-options-veterans-52240795

Mind, Body and Sport: How being injured affects mental health

Posted in Physical Health

By Margot Putukian - NCAA

"...Kenny McKinley, a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in September 2010 after growing despondent following a knee injury. He had undergone surgery and was expected to be sidelined for the entire season. He had apparently made statements about being unsure what he’d do without football and began sharing thoughts of suicide. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.ncaa.org/sport-science-institute/mind-body-and-sport-how-being-injured-affects-mental-health

Local View: Uneven progress on family law reform

Posted in Child Custody

By Ray Kaiser - Lincoln Journal Star 1/10/2018

"...Judges are the single biggest cause of fatherlessness. Every year, defective child custody decisions hurt thousands of Nebraska children. Based on Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services data, we estimate these decisions cost Nebraska taxpayers more than $500 million every year. ..."

Read the entire article: http://journalstar.com/opinion/columnists/local-view-uneven-progress-on-family-law-reform/article_ae898b2d-3b9e-58fd-bb36-621c4ada1b8e.html

Washington State Data On Family Courts

Posted in Child Custody

By Robert Franklin - National Parents Organization 1/22/2018

",,,Last time I commented on a bill before the Nebraska Legislature to gather and disseminate basic information about the custody and parenting time decisions made by family courts in the state. I mentioned that it’s based on a similar law in Washington State that’s been on the books since at least 2008. ..."

Read the entire article at: https://nationalparentsorganization.org/recent-articles?id=23818