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.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit,0,4118199.story

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.

E96 b__ @C D@ A2E:6?ED H9@ H6C6 C6=@42E65j %96 7:G6 4@F?E:6D A6C>2?6?E=J 82G6 FA C625J 2446DD E@ 2 DE2E6 9@DA:E2= 365 7@C 2?J@?6]k^Am kAm~?6 @7 E96D6 4@F=5 92G6 366? |:4926= {J=6D]k^Am kAm~? y2?] b[ E96 e`\J62C\@=5 {J=6D H2=6 2?5 G2?:D965] p3@FE 2 >@?E9 2?5 2 92=7 =2E6C[ 2 H@C 2 9J5C@6=64EC:4 A=2?E πŸ˜• }6H qC:89E@?[ 76H6C E92? a >:=6D 7C@> E96 9@>6[ 7@F?5 9:D 3@5J πŸ˜• E96 q62G6C #:G6C]k^Am kAm%96 q62G6C r@F?EJ 4@C@?6C CF=65 E96 562E9 2 5C@H?:?8 @7 F?56E6C>:?65 4:C4F>DE2?46D[ 3FE 9:D 3C@E96C[ }2E92?:6=[ 2?5 @E96CD D2J |:4926= {J=6D C62==J 5:65 3642FD6 E96 >6?E2= 962=E9 DJDE6> =6E 9:> 5@H?]k^Am kAmp7E6C 7F?5:?8 4FED 42FD65 E96 6=:>:?2E:@?
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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 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.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s