Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News
- A new study demonstrates positive impacts of meditation on recovery from addiction – but questions remain about benefits to those struggling with mental illness.
- The Christian Science Monitor takes a look at the mental health care system in the United States – and the new ideas some are bringing forward to address its inadequacies in providing care to those who are seriously ill.
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2013/0804/Mental-health-in-the-US-New-ideas-on-care-emerge (Christian Science Monitor)
- At a debate this week the two leading gubernatorial candidates in Virginia laid out very different plans to address mental health in that state.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/cuccinelli-mcauliffe-address-mental-health/2013/08/05/3af0565a-fe37-11e2-bd97-676ec24f1f3f_story.html (The Washington Post)
- DC Housing Authority has is soliciting developers to redevelop their headquarters, which would include office space and mixed-income residences.
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2013/08/05/housing-authority-redevelopment-to-include-residential-component-satellite-office/ (Washington City Paper)