Friday Round-up: this week in the news

  • Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. There have been many advances in women’s health issues over the years, but where does the U.S. still fall short? http://huff.to/gQpER8
  • Many states continue to cut budgets for mental health services http://bit.ly/gGzaCt. DC is in the top 10 states that cut the most in general funds from their mental health budgets between 2009 and 2011 — you can read the full report here: http://bit.ly/gQHYTU
  • Should domestic violence screening be part of a routine medical exam? http://bit.ly/hrloZH
  • When a community’s mental health services are overwhelmed, jails often become temporary providers. http://bit.ly/gELUmd
  • Women have the power to change the stigmas associated with mental illness: http://huff.to/hB6vqN

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