mental health http://publicradiodelmarva.net en Delaware Mental Health Task Force Wrapping Up Report http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/delaware-mental-health-task-force-wrapping-report <p>BEAR, Del. (AP) - A task force studying Delaware's civil mental health laws is finishing up its work in advance of a Jan. 1 deadline for submitting a report with its full findings to the General Assembly and the governor.</p><p>Among the issues that have been examined by the task force, which meets Tuesday, are immunity provisions regarding involuntary mental health commitments. The immunity provision were the subject of a task force report that was due earlier this year and which was followed with legislation signed by Gov. Jack Markell in March.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:33:59 +0000 Don Rush 45639 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Delaware Mental Health Task Force Wrapping Up Report Lower Shore Clinic Opens in Salisbury http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/lower-shore-clinic-opens-salisbury <p>In Salisbury the Lower Shore Clinic is officially open for business in Salisbury.</p><p>It is part of Go-Getters that helps people deal with mental illness. The facility will also provide primary care.</p><p>The clinic&rsquo;s administrator Tuesday Trott told WBOC that people with serious and persistent mental illness tend to die 25 years sooner than most people.</p><p>Trott said that rural areas like the Lower Shore Region suffer from not having enough health care providers or psychiatrists.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:10:37 +0000 Don Rush 42471 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Lower Shore Clinic Opens in Salisbury Stunning Gun Control Defeat in Delaware Legislature http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/stunning-gun-control-defeat-delaware-legislature <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - A bill expanding the ability of Delaware authorities to prohibit people with mental health issues from having guns has gone down to a stunning defeat in the state Senate.</p><p>Senators voted 13-to-6 Thursday to reject the measure, dealing a blow to Attorney General Beau Biden's office, which pushed for its passage. The legislation cleared the House with only one dissenting vote.</p><p>The bill was pulled from the Senate agenda Tuesday, but the chief sponsor said he was unaware of any problems prior to its defeat Thursday.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:54:28 +0000 Don Rush 36819 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Stunning Gun Control Defeat in Delaware Legislature Delaware Gun Mental Health Bill Delayed http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/delaware-gun-mental-health-bill-delayed <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate has delayed action on a bill expanding the ability of Delaware authorities to prohibit people with mental health issues from having guns.</p><p>Senators adjourned Tuesday without voting on the bill, which establishes a process to keep people declared to be a danger to themselves or others from having access to guns.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:10:21 +0000 Don Rush 36699 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Delaware Gun Mental Health Bill Delayed Mental Health Gun Bill Inches Forward in Delaware http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/mental-health-gun-bill-inches-forward-delaware <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - A bill expanding the ability of Delaware authorities to prohibit people with mental health issues from having guns is continuing work its way through the legislature.</p><p>The bill, considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, establishes a process to keep a person declared by a court to be a danger to himself or others from having access to guns.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:53:39 +0000 Don Rush 35528 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Mental Health Gun Bill Inches Forward in Delaware Tightening Gun Restrictions for People With Mental Health Issues http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/tightening-gun-restrictions-people-mental-health-issues <p></p><p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state House committee is eyeing a bill that expands the ability of authorities in Delaware to prohibit people with mental health issues from having guns.</p><p>The legislation before the Health and Human Development Committee on Wednesday is aimed at ensuring that people deemed a danger to themselves or others don't have access to guns.</p><p>Under current law, a person who has been committed to a hospital or mental health institution for a mental disorder can be prohibited from possessing a gun.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 12:53:13 +0000 Don Rush 33790 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net Tightening Gun Restrictions for People With Mental Health Issues Mental Health Reform Measures Signed Into Law In Delaware http://publicradiodelmarva.net/post/mental-health-reform-measures-signed-law-delaware <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) &mdash; A bill that reforms Delaware&#39;s emergency mental health system is about to become law.</p><p>Gov. Jack Markell signed a measure Tuesday changing the way emergency mental health screenings are conducted as part of an effort to avoid unnecessary involuntary detentions.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:16:02 +0000 Don Rush 17380 at http://publicradiodelmarva.net