Seven Counties http://wfpl.org en Louisville Officials Introduce Program Meant to Help Jailed Mentally Ill People http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-officials-introduce-program-meant-help-jailed-mentally-ill-people <p>An initiative that aims to work against the cycle of incarcerating people that suffer from mental illness is taking hold in Louisville.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.sevencounties.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&amp;id=53412&amp;cn=0">Assertive Community Treatment</a> will seek out people who, because of mental illness, continuously cycle through the corrections system. The initiative&nbsp; is meant to &nbsp;provide needed services and treatment to help the person successfully reintegrate into society.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 19:59:09 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9334 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Officials Introduce Program Meant to Help Jailed Mentally Ill People Kentucky's Mental, Behavioral Health Centers Prepare for Influx of Newly-Insured Patients http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-mental-behavioral-health-centers-prepare-influx-newly-insured-patients <p>As Kentucky officials continue to implement the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, doctors are preparing for a rush of new patients in every sector of the health care industry.</p><p>Seven Counties Services CEO Tony Zipple says at least 25 percent of uninsured Americans have behavioral issues that need attention. And once the Affordable Care Act takes effect, he's expecting to see a flood of newly-insured patients seeking treatments.</p><p>More patients means a higher demand for doctors. And Zipple says the state needs to act to recruit enough professionals before the flood begins.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:16:32 +0000 Kenny Colston 1780 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky's Mental, Behavioral Health Centers Prepare for Influx of Newly-Insured Patients