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News: January 2014

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago Wins National Mental Health First Aid Award

January 31, 2014
Illinois mental health agency Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) recently won the Mental Health First Aid Community Impact Award.
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Effort aims to educate public about mental health

January 25, 2014
When someone is having a heart attack or choking, most people know what to do. When someone is having a mental-health crisis, there are few symptoms and even less knowledge on how to react. Full Text
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Mental Health First Aid Works To End Stigma by Educating the Public

January 17, 2014
AltaPointe Health Systems is offering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses that can teach you how to spot the signs of someone experiencing a mental health crisis and the steps to take to help. The public is invited to...
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Hartford HealthCare Holding Mental Health Event

January 17, 2014
As part of an ongoing effort to help improve public understanding of mental health issues in Connecticut, the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network and The Department of Psychiatry at The Hospital of Central Connecticut are sponsoring a free public event...
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Statement of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) On the FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

January 17, 2014
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today delivered a floor speech on H.R. 3547, the omnibus funding agreement.  Harkin is Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS.)   Summaries of various provisions of the...
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House Passes 2014 Budget Deal; Includes Funding Bump for Mental Health

January 16, 2014
The House yesterday easily approved a $1 trillion omnibus budget bill, the result of intensive negotiations over the last month to fund government operations for the remainder of 2014 and avert another shutdown. The bill, which is also expected to...
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