Mental Health News Pickup for 19 June 2007

Today's Mental Health News Pick Up

From New Zealand

Housing affordability should be improved for everybody including mental health system users, who are under unavoidable financial difficulties.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0706/S00067.htm
Housing affordability and mental health
Tuesday, 19 June 2007, 9:55 am (Scoop)
Press Release: Mental Health Commission
Housing affordability – yet another challenge for mental health system users
The Mental Health Commission says people with mental illness and/or addictions are at growing risk as housing affordability issues cause greater hardship...


I'm having milk every day, but I've never heard of the A2 protein until today.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=206&objectid=10446483
A2 milk seen as key to the nation's dairy future
5:00AM Tuesday June 19, 2007(New Zealand Herald)
By Malcolm Burgess
...The beta-casomorphin-7 fragment was an opoid(opioid?) linked to mental health conditions and some forms of autism, he said...



From the World

http://www.mankatofreepress.com/local/local_story_169222412.html
ISJ to reopen mental health unit
Target number is 15 beds
Published June 18, 2007 10:24 pm By Robb Murray (The Free Press)
MANKATO —
Four months after closing its inpatient behavioral health unit, Immanuel St. Joseph’s Hospital announced Monday it has devised a new model of mental health care and will reopen the unit...

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