Commentary: Take the unfair limits off mental health coverage
The GBI reports that 144 Georgia children and teenagers have committed suicide over the last three years. And nationally, drug overdoses are now killing more people than gun homicides and car crashes combined, and kill hundreds of Georgians each year. Yet despite those problems, coverage of behavioral health care... Read more
Save lives by enforcing fair compensation for mental health services
“Our citizens are dying. We must act boldly to stop it.” This statement by President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis is in response to drug overdoses now killing more people than gun homicides and car crashes combined. Since 1999, more than 620,000 people in... Read more
Sexual assault and PTSD: What’s being done for survivors
“I used to have nightmares actually, about a shadowy figure that would stand over my bed,” said M, “and it was shaped like my assailant.” M, a college student in Georgia, is a survivor of sexual assault. She has experienced PTSD since the attack a year ago. She has... Read more
HIV preventive drug gets low use in Georgia despite big need
Georgia has the highest rate of new HIV diagnoses in the nation, but the use of a prophylactic drug in the state lags behind the U.S. average. The new data on the drug regimen known as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, come from AIDSVu, an interactive mapping tool produced in a... Read more
Legislation would help guide patients on birthing hospitals
A House bill aims to lower Georgia’s high rates of infant and maternal mortality by creating a designation reflecting the level of care offered by the state’s birthing hospitals. If the proposal becomes law, the state Department of Public Health would establish designations – almost like ratings — that... Read more

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