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

KHN Morning Briefing

“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

KHN Morning Briefing

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.

DEA’s Failed Attempt To Hold Drugmaker Accountable For Opioid Crisis Shows Just How Difficult It Is

KHN Morning Briefing

In 2011, the agency targeted Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals for its opioid distribution practices. But six years later, after four investigations that spanned five states, the government has taken no legal action against the company. Meanwhile, the White House drug czar details information about fentanyl to lawmakers, and states mull mandatory opioid education classes in public schools.

Loneliness Makes A Cold Feel Worse, Study Finds

KHN Morning Briefing

Other negative health side effects have been associated with loneliness, but the researchers wanted to know if it played a role in more everyday illnesses.