Mental health

File photo of Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO). (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Sen. Blunt: No Answers from St. Louis VA

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says he asked officials at the John Cochran VA Medical Center point-blank about a whistleblower’s allegations of delays in mental health treatment and doctors slacking off.

05/28/2014

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Sen. Blunt to Meet With St. Louis VA Officials

Officials at St. Louis’ John Cochran VA Hospital can expect some tough questions this morning, as Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt meets with them about allegations of inadequate mental health care.

05/28/2014

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How Long Does it Take to Get Psychiatric Help?

A whistleblower is making headlines for claiming that some veterans have to wait at least a month to see a psychiatrist at the VA medical center in St. Louis.

05/21/2014

The John Cochran VA Medical Center. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Lax Psychiatric Care Alleged at St. Louis VA Hospital

Dr. Jose Mathews claims that veterans often wait a month or more for mental health treatment because psychiatrists and other staff members are so lax in their work.

05/13/2014

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Lawmakers Embrace Plan for Fulton Hospital Project

The proposal calls for issuing bonds through the Missouri Development Finance Board and paying them off over 25 years.

05/06/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

House Endorses Funding Plan for Mental Hospital

The hospital is Missouri’s only maximum-security psychiatric facility and the oldest public mental health facility west of the Mississippi River.

04/29/2014

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House Members Could Discuss Bonding Proposal

The Fulton State Hospital is Missouri’s only maximum-security psychiatric facility and the oldest public mental health facility west of the Mississippi River.

04/28/2014

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Violent Arrest Leads to Police Investigation

A tape recorded by the man’s grandson shows one officer hitting 47-year-old Mario Crump with his baton multiple times after Crump, who was seated, kicked the officer’s partner to the ground.

04/03/2014

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Cook County Sheriff to Testify Before Congress

Tom Dart is scheduled to testify before a congressional committee about access to mental health services.

03/26/2014

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Study: Is Quitting Smoking Good For Mental Health?

A new local study finds quitting smoking is associated with mental health improvements.

02/12/2014

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