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Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses

The new law nullifies an Obama-backed rule that added people with mental illnesses to the national background check database.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-signs-bill-revoking-obama-era-gun-checks-people-mental-n727221

After Overland Park teen in mental health crisis shot by police, parents push for mandatory training

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Although the lawsuit has been settled, an Overland Park couple who’s son was shot and killed by police are still pushing for change. On Jan. 20, 2018, 17-year-old John Albers was shot at 13 times by a police officer while backing out of his garage.
— Read on fox4kc.com/2019/02/27/after-overland-park-teen-shot-by-police-in-mental-health-crisis-parents-push-for-mandatory-training/

Missouri’s Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital closing Feb. 9

Two Rivers Behavioral Health System announced that the hospital at 5121 Raytown Road will close Feb. 9. The closure comes amid mental health services shortages in Kansas City and nationwide.
— Read on www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article223922800.html

This is unfortunate for the mental community. For the patients and the staff that help provide services for people in need. Many of these places are closing and places are harder to come by for help. That’s why we need to provide more funding to these programs to get people back on their feet.

KU Health System To Take Over Former EPA Building In Kansas City, Kansas | KCUR

In a major boost to downtown Kansas City, Kan., the long-vacant former EPA office building will be converted to a mental and behavioral health facility
— Read on kcur.org/post/ku-health-system-take-over-former-epa-building-kansas-city-kansas