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December 2019 News Listing

FCC proposes new 3-digit number for suicide prevention, mental health crisis.

The proposal was officially made at the Open Meeting Thursday. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has proposed a new resource to serve as a suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. FCC chairman Ajit Pai formally proposed the three digit number, 988, during an Open Commission Meeting on Thursday. Under the new proposal, calls made more

‘Healing PTSD’: USPS begins selling new 65-cent stamp to raise money to support afflicted veterans.

Buying a new stamp from the USPS will help raise funds for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. The Postal Service this week released the “Healing PTSD” semipostal stamp, with all proceeds set to go to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The stamp symbolizes the PTSD healing process, the Postal Service said, featuring a green plant growing from the more

Affordable treatment for mental illness and substance abuse gets harder to find.

Eleven years after Congress passed a law mandating that insurers provide equal access for mental and physical health care, Americans are actually finding it harder to obtain affordable treatment for mental illness and substance abuse. The barriers to parity continue despite a bipartisan consensus that more must be done to confront the nation’s devastating opioid more