Amanda Bynes’ Dui Case Moved To Mental-health Court

Mental health system under siege

near Robertson and Santa Monica boulevards. That arrest was part of a series of vehicle-related problems Bynes then encountered before moving to New York, where her odd behavior and odder Twitter blurts initially made her the focus of many a snarky blog post. Her situation took a darker turn in July after she was put on involuntary psychiatric hold after lighting a small fire in the driveway of a house in Thousand Oaks. What was first a 72-hour hold was extended to two weeks, then 30 days , then reportedly up to a year . Bynes’ mother has a temporary conservatorship over her daughter with regard to the 27-year-old’s well-being and personal finances.
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The Color of Money: The ACA and mental health care

Survivors gather after the Washington Navy Yard shootings. Victims of such traumatic events are likely to need mental health care, which will be covered under the Affordable Care Act.

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Amanda Bynes

We are reminded of the seriousness of mental illness when there’s an incident like the one at the Navy Yard. However, this issue should matter to workers and employers more often than just at the time of a tragedy. Open enrollment in the health insurance marketplace begins Oct. 1. Visit http://www.healthcare.gov to learn more about the behavioral health services offered. The Affordable Care Act will provide one of the largest expansions of mental health and substance-use disorder coverage in a generation, the Obama administration says. I hope that by expanding access to mental health coverage, we can get people the help they need and in the most severe situations prevent tragedies that result in the loss of life.
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