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Brooks’ troubles put mental health in spotlight

Mental health became a focus of the Nevada Legislature in a very personal way this session because of expelled Assemblyman Steven Brooks’ public difficulties.

For Las Vegas man, struggle against mental illness ‘not all misery’

When James began hearing voices, the unseen others would simply call his name. Then they began to feed his fears. James, now 19, thought people were following him to his Las Vegas high school. To avoid detection, he began leaving his house as early as 5:30 a.m.

‘Broken’ mental health system overwhelms Nevada

The Review-Journal takes an in-depth look at Nevada’s broken system for helping those who have a mental illness and a new approach that could help ease the crisis.

Nevadans ask Assembly panel to legalize raw milk

Despite health authorities’ warnings of the dangers of raw milk, a dozen residents asked Assembly Health and Human Services Committee members Friday to allow the legal sale of the product in Nevada.

Health officials: State didn’t follow patient discharge policies

Nevada health officials acknowledged Thursday that proper discharge policies weren’t followed in the case of a mentally ill man who was put on a bus to Sacramento, Calif., after his release from a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital.

Bill targets prescription drug abuse

Patients are against it. So are doctors and drug manufacturers and the chamber of commerce.

Legislation aims to aid mentally ill in Nevada

Nevada health authorities might get a new tool to deal with mentally ill people who appear to be a danger to themselves or others: a court order committing them to outpatient care and regular medication.

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