Tag search results
Tags let us describe our content with keywords, making it easier to find what you're most interested in. Use the search box to look for tags, or explore our coverage with the lists below.
To date, there haven’t been significant scientific studies to back claims that cannabis has mental or physical health benefits.
A 2,500-square-foot museum in the former entrance to the old Oregon State Hospital walks visitors through not only the state-run hospital’s checkered history, though there’s plenty of that, but also through the history of psychiatry itself.
Eastern Washington is one of the hardest places in the U.S. to find a bed for mental health care. The state has been sanctioned multiple times for violating the constitutional rights of patients, who sometimes languish in jail instead of receiving treatment.
Eastern State Hospital failed to train its staff adequately, ignored staff concerns about patients going on outings in the community and didn’t anticipate the possibility of an escape, a state review found. The review was ordered after a criminally committed Eastern State Hospital patient escaped while on a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair in September.
Amid a revolt by its staff psychiatrists, the Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center has begun expanding a behavioral health department strained by an increasing number of veterans seeking help. In a July 24 e-mail, all four of the department’s psychiatrists and one psychiatric nurse practitioner said they would refuse to accept new patients. They said they could not add to their caseloads, which they said in some cases were more than 70 percent above the VA standard.