Weekly Addiction & Mental Health News

1.Breaking the cycle: How addiction and mental illness fuel one another

Have you ever been stuck in a roundabout?You just keep going around and around and can’t get seem to get off.Experts say that’s how mental illness and addiction work. One cycle fuels the other.For those living through it, that cycle can feel impossible to stop.(newschannel9.com)

2.$4M federal grant helping Montana communities take on mental illness and addiction

BILLINGS – The country is moving forward, even after the Covid-19 pandemic took lives, forced individuals and families into isolation, and created some long-lasting side-effects in our communities.(ktvq.com)

3.Harckham, Senate Pass Legislation to Create an Office of Mental Health, Addiction and Wellness

Merger of two agencies will provide more patient-centered care, reduce barriers to treatment.(nysenate.gov

4.Montana has a dire shortage of mental health care providers. Here’s how lawmakers tried to help.

In an often-polarized session, a slate of workforce-boosting bills usually received unanimous support.(montanafreepress.org

5.NY tightens protections for consumers seeking mental health, addiction services

ALBANY — New York’s top insurance regulator is beefing up rules that require health insurers to cover mental health and substance use disorders at the same level they cover physical health conditions.(timesunion.com)

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