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Shumlin Administration Will Restore Some Mental Health Cuts
Monday, 02/11/13
By Bob Kinzel
The Shumlin administration has agreed to restore some of the cuts it made to reimbursement rates for Medicaid mental health providers.
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VPR News
FEMA Money Comes Through For Mental Health System
Tuesday, 01/08/13
By John Dillon
On the eve of the Legislative session, the Shumlin Administration says a big funding question has been settled. Federal funds and insurance payments will cover about 70 percent of the cost of a new state hospital and other improvements to the mental health system.
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Vermont Edition
New Challenges For Department Of Mental Health
Thursday, 12/06/12
By Jane Lindholm
We discuss the challenges the Department of Mental Health is facing and the plans for navigating forward as it still feels the effects of Tropical Storm Irene.
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VPR News
State Loses Another Key Mental Health Official
Tuesday, 12/04/12
By John Dillon
The state mental health system has suffered another setback with the resignation of the medical director of the Vermont State Hospital. The system was already under strain with patients needing psychiatric help waiting days in emergency rooms for care.
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VPR News
Sanders Says Vermont Health Care Reform Is Model For U.S.
Tuesday, 10/16/12
By John Dillon
An annual Montpelier conference on mental health drew different political perspectives on a single-payer health care system.
VPR News
Officials Hear Mental Health System Concerns
Wednesday, 09/26/12
A panel of lawmakers and state officials will take testimony this afternoon from people concerned about the future of mental health and substance abuse services in Vermont.
VPR News
State Addressing Loss Of Mental Health Beds
Wednesday, 09/19/12
By Ric Cengeri
When Tropical Storm Irene forced the closure of the Vermont State Hospital last year, it meant the loss of more than 50 beds for psychiatric patients. And that has resulted in an increase in the number of people who are waiting in emergency rooms because there aren't enough mental health beds available.
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Vermont Edition
Mental Health System Straining A Year After Irene
Tuesday, 09/18/12
By Jane Lindholm
We get an update from Mental Health Commissioner Patrick Flood on how the state is coping a year after the closure of the state hospital in Waterbury and we hear about a new program that helps families discuss end-of-life care.
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VPR News
Vt. Sees Growing Use Of Emergency Rooms For Psychiatric Patients
Tuesday, 09/11/12
By John Dillon
The state says it's making progress on many levels as it overhauls Vermont's system of mental health care. But officials are troubled by one disturbing sign: an increasing number of people are waiting in emergency rooms because there aren't enough mental health beds available.
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Vermont Edition
Update On Redesign Of Mental Health Care System
Monday, 06/18/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
The state's new mental health care system will rely on two private hospitals to care for psychiatric patients, in addition to building a new state facility.
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VPR News
Voices In The Week's News: April 6, 2012
Friday, 04/06/12
These were some of the voices in the news this week.
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VPR News
Governor Signs Bill Designed To Overhaul Mental Health System
Wednesday, 04/04/12
By Ross Sneyd
The new law calls for the state to replace the outdated 54-bed state mental health hospital that formerly operated in Waterbury before it was badly damaged by Tropical Storm Irene's floods last year.
VPR News
New Program Helps People Dealing With Irene's Emotional Toll
Thursday, 01/19/12
By Neal Charnoff
A new program has been created to help people who are dealing with the emotional impact of Tropical Storm Irene. Starting Over Strong, which offers free short-term support, is funded by FEMA.
VPR News
Adminstration Looks For Savings In Mental Health Programs
Friday, 03/18/11
By John Dillon
The Shumlin administration wants to implement a performance-based contracting system to pay mental health care providers. And if that doesn't cut costs, the state may put some of the services out to competitive bid.
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Mental Health Advocates Fight Proposed Budget Cuts
Wednesday, 03/09/11
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin's budget would cut about $11 million from mental health programs. But advocates say the cuts would break a promise the state made 30 years ago when it made a fundamental change to the way mental health care is provided in Vermont. 
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VPR News
The Future Of The Vermont State Hospital
Tuesday, 04/06/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with Vermont's Mental Health Commissioner Michael Hartman and Representative Anne Donahue about why the Vermont State Hospital lost certification, and what it means for the state's budget and the hospital's future. 
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Vermont Edition
What's Next For The Vermont State Hospital?
Tuesday, 04/06/10
By Jane Lindholm
Federal regulators have again denied certification to the Vermont State Hospital.  We talk about why, and what it means for the hospital's future.  Also, a talk with Alistair Cooke's daughter.
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VPR News
VT Mental Health Services Strained
Friday, 11/13/09
By John Dillon
The Vermont State Hospital has been close to capacity this summer and fall, putting a strain on mental health services around the state.
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VPR News
VT Edition: Dr. Rob Simpson on the Brattleboro Retreat
Thursday, 09/03/09
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with Dr. Rob Simpson president and CEO of the Brattleboro Retreat, to learn why the organization has expanded its addiction and recovery programs to focus on niche segments of our population. 
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