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New Kansas Law Helps Parents Prevent Hospitals From Using Do-Not-Resusitate Orders On Kids

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Kansans for Life, an influential anti-abortion group in the state, helped push the bill. Also in the news, Oklahoma lawmakers are considering a bill to allow out-of-state insurers to sell policies there, the Texas House is weighing transferring funding to a program that helps rehabilitate victims of sex trafficking and the Montana legislature moves toward spending $1 million to help prevent suicide.

Cities, States Seeking To Break Crime Cycles Look At New Mental Health Options For Prisoners

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“If you took drugs and alcohol and mental illness out of my jail, my jail would be empty,” Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn of Wood County, Ohio, tells Stateline. Also, a federal judge in New York says state officials are subverting a court order to help mentally ill residents, and a new mental health program for teens is launched in Palo Alto, Calif.

VA To Detail Improvements To Suicide Hotline Following Troubling Report On Its Flaws

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Calls to the Veterans Crisis Line that rolled over to backup centers steadily declined from 31 percent in early November, to just 0.1 percent as of March 25, according to internal VA data submitted to Congress. In other news, the Senate moved to allow the VA to continue operating its Choice program until its money runs out, expected to occur early next year.