New California law is a national model for mental health care reform

As our nation continues to confront the ramifications of a global pandemic, the stigma around mental health and addiction seems to be dissipating. People are talking, opening up to friends and family, and finally realizing it’s OK to not be OK.

This type of awareness is a major step forward for a nation that saw nearly 72,000 overdose deaths in 2019 and more than 48,000 deaths from suicide in 2018.

But to truly benefit society, increasing awareness must be met with a strong infrastructure of mental health and addiction care to serve Americans’ needs. And that’s just doesn’t exist in most states. People with mental health and substance use disorders are still relegated to a separate and unequal system of care — one with far too few providers; unreliable, limited insurance coverage; and serious roadblocks around every corner.

advertisement

This doesn’t bode well for a new wave of mental

Read More

Kim Kardashian stays up late to study the law… Kanye West ‘will create God Save America clothing’

Kim Kardashian stayed up late on Monday evening to study the law with a focus on defamation.

The 39-year-old reality TV star, whose father Robert was a lawyer, is studying the law with several California professors to prepare for the bar.

This comes after it was revealed her husband Kanye West plans to create ‘God Save America’ clothing; the rapper filed for the trademark last week.

Brainy beauty: Kim Kardashian stayed up late on Monday evening to study the law with a focus on defamation

The Bound 2 singer has filed a patent to have the slogan – thought to be part of his Presidential campaign – adorned on t-shirts, jumpers and hoodies, similar to Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan, TMZ reported. 

Kim seems to be doing her own thing. She said on her Instagram Stories on Monday that she was working hard while flashing images of her

Read More

Hong Kong fashion empire heiress Bonnie Evita Law dies during ‘illegal’ liposuction and boob job

Hong Kong fashion empire heiress, 34, dies during ‘illegal’ liposuction and boob job after going under the knife ‘to celebrate her birthday’

  • Bonnie Evita Law died after falling into a coma during plastic surgery in Seoul
  • Police claimed the operations had not been carried out by certified surgeons 
  • The agency which had arranged the operations was also illegal, police stated
  • Ms Law’s grandfather was the founder of billion-dollar clothing brand Bossini

A Hong Kong heiress has allegedly died while undergoing liposuction and breast augmentation procedures arranged by an illegal agent and performed by uncertified plastic surgeons, according to police.

Bonnie Evita Law, whose late grandfather built a billion-dollar fashion empire, passed in January at the age of 34 during the operations in South Korea.

The surgery was said to be part of

Read More

Toronto, Victoria consider mental-health workers to replace law enforcement in civilian-led model for crises response

Combination of handout photos of Canadians who were killed during police interactions during a mental health crisis, clockwise from top left: Rodney Levi, D’Andre Campbell, Caleb Tubila Njoko, Regis Korchinski-Paquet and Chantel Moore.

Handout

On the evening of May 5, Nelly Wendo called police in London, Ont., to ask for help. Her son, 27-year-old Caleb Tubila Njoko, was “acting crazy” and needed a “mental-health doctor,” she said.

The police operator asked if her son was kicking, punching or acting violently toward her.

“No,” she said, according to a report released in September by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Ontario’s police watchdog.. She was scared, but only because he was speaking gibberish and refusing to sleep. She reiterated that she needed mental-health responders.

Story continues below advertisement

As police forces across the country face intense scrutiny over a series of deaths that have focused attention on issues of race and mental

Read More

Wedding photographer, church groups challenge Virginia’s new LGBT rights law

In a case filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Loudoun County photographer Bob Updegrove asserts that the law could force him to photograph a same-sex wedding despite his personal opposition to same-sex marriage.

“The government cannot demand that artists create content that violates their deepest convictions,” Jonathan Scruggs, a lawyer with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious-liberty group representing plaintiffs in both cases, said in a statement.

State Sen. Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria), who sponsored the Virginia Values Act and was the state’s first openly gay legislator, noted that the law also bans discrimination on the basis of race, religion, disability and status as a veteran.

“People have a right to be free from discrimination,” he said. “We’re moving into a Virginia that can accept that. And there are a few people who want to hold onto the past, unfortunately.

The other suit, filed Monday in Loudoun

Read More

School of Law gift will strengthen Creighton’s ties to Jewish community | Sponsored Features

In 2021, law students will attend local high school visits coordinated by the Institute for Holocaust Education during its “Week of Understanding” — a program in which Holocaust survivors share their experiences. With fewer and fewer survivors remaining, Creighton will strive to keep their stories alive.

“Through this innovative partnership, Creighton is equipping our most precious asset, our students, to address this particular form of racism in a profoundly meaningful way — one which builds on a historically strong relationship with our Jewish community,” says Michael Kelly, JD, Creighton professor and State Sen. Allen A. Sekt, JD’36, Endowed Chair in Law.

Kelly, who accompanies students on the annual trips, says the program continues the law school’s long relationship with the Jewish community. He notes that the namesake of his own endowed title was Jewish, as were Milton Abrahams, BA’26, JD’27, HON’86, and Philip Klutznick, JD’30, HON’56, who endowed the legal

Read More