mental health

UVM Health Network recruiting, training more psychiatrists

Vermont’s largest hospital system is expanding the number of psychiatrists on staff and doubling the number of child psychiatrists its academic medical center trains in a given year. The University of Vermont Health Network, which controls three hospitals in Vermont and three in upstate New York, is actively recruiting until it has eight psychiatrists at […]

Hospital, mental health agency team up to enhance care

“There is a sign in the hallway that medicine is a team sport,” says Alya Reeve, an advance practice registered nurse with United Counseling Service in Bennington County.

Lyndon State College New Masters Programs in Mental Health Counseling Program Open House Is June 7

News Release — Lyndon State College May 31, 2017 Contact: Sylvia Plumb, Lyndon State College, 802.626.6459, [email protected] LYNDONVILLE, VERMONT — Lyndon State College will host an open house June 7 for prospective students and others to learn about its new master’s programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The event will be 5-6:30 p.m. in the […]

Legislative Wrap: Lawmakers respond to a mental health system in crisis

Health care reform took a back seat this year as lawmakers grappled with shortfalls in the state’s mental health system.

Governor signs two mental health bills into law

Gov. Phil Scott has signed into law two of the several mental health bills the Legislature passed this year. Scott put his signature to H.230, which allows minors to consent to outpatient mental health counseling, and H.184, which directs the Agency of Human Services to research the causes of suicide. He signed them Wednesday without […]

Hannah Carpino: Young minds and mental health

May is National Mental Health Awareness month, and May 5 marks Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

Dean Whitlock: Legalized marijuana imperils highway safety, increases mental health burden

New research findings, combined with Vermont’s recent traffic fatality data, highlight the fact that marijuana is not harmless.

Lawmakers advance four mental health bills

The House moved forward with three bills related to mental health, while the Senate used a procedural move to advance the workers’ compensation expansion for mental health.

Senate panel aims to give kids broad right to seek counseling

The Health and Welfare Committee is pushing to expand the scope of a bill making parental permission unnecessary for treatment related to sexual orientation or gender identity.

Workers’ compensation expansion getting chance in Senate

The Senate plans to use a procedural move to pass H.197, which would extend mental health coverage. Senate President Tim Ashe rejected concerns raised about costs.

Analysts: Workers’ comp bill’s cost likely wouldn’t top $126,000

The Legislature’s budget analysts say a bill to provide mental health parity in workers’ compensation would cost the state budget nothing in the next fiscal year and likely no more than $126,000 in fiscal 2019. The Joint Fiscal Office presented the estimate Friday to the House Appropriations Committee, which has been looking at the cost […]

Panel passes expansion of workers compensation for mental health injuries

The amended version of H.197 would cover mental health issues caused by an experience on the job. The provision creates a legal presumption that first responders could develop PTSD on the job.

Deb Bucknam: Minors counseling bill is an assault on a parent’s right

The bill provides that any minor can seek mental health treatment for issues of gender identity or sexual orientation without the consent or knowledge of his or her parents.

Senate backs bill to examine, better fund mental health system

S.133 requires an action plan from the Agency of Human Services to improve mental health treatment and calls for higher pay for mental health workers.