mental health

Local News
8:33 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Delaware Mental Health Task Force Wrapping Up Report

Credit all-free-download.com

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.

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.

Read more
Local News
9:10 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Lower Shore Clinic Opens in Salisbury

Credit go-getters logo

In Salisbury the Lower Shore Clinic is officially open for business in Salisbury.

It is part of Go-Getters that helps people deal with mental illness. The facility will also provide primary care.

The clinic’s administrator Tuesday Trott told WBOC that people with serious and persistent mental illness tend to die 25 years sooner than most people.

Trott said that rural areas like the Lower Shore Region suffer from not having enough health care providers or psychiatrists.

Read more
News
8:54 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Stunning Gun Control Defeat in Delaware Legislature

Credit all-free-download.com

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.

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.

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.

Read more
News
9:10 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Delaware Gun Mental Health Bill Delayed

Credit all-free-download.com

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.

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.

Read more
News
8:53 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Mental Health Gun Bill Inches Forward in Delaware

Credit all-free-download.com

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.

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.

Read more
News
8:53 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Tightening Gun Restrictions for People With Mental Health Issues

Credit all-free-download.com

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.

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.

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.

Read more
News
8:16 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Mental Health Reform Measures Signed Into Law In Delaware

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill that reforms Delaware's emergency mental health system is about to become law.

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.

Read more