Monthly Archives: August 2022

Family offers $500 reward in case of missing man from Bangor Psychiatric Center

The family of a man with schizophrenia who fled a mental institution is offering a $500 reward for information leading to a meeting with him. Graham Lacher is presented in November in Belfast. Lacher, 38, remains missing after fleeing a psychiatric hospital in Bangor on June 6. Photo courtesy of …

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Using AI to predict pregnancy and childbirth risks

Mayo Clinic researchers say artificial intelligence can help patients achieve better outcomes and could potentially reduce costs for healthcare systems. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic have found that artificial intelligence can be used to help analyze whether pregnant patients can give birth safely and avoid complications. Researchers looked at more …

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First Responder Mental Health Support

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) – Fatal car crashes, like the one that happened last weekend, are traumatic for all family, friends and even first responders. Here in Lawton, first responders can find help managing their mental health from an Oklahoma-based nonprofit. Often, first responders run out of adrenaline when they arrive …

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Governor Abbott Appoints Three Members to District Four Review Panel of Texas Medical Board | Texas Governor’s Office

August 30, 2022 | Austin, TX | Appointment Governor Greg Abbott appointed Shirlene Samuel, DO to the Medical District Review Committee of the Texas Medical Board for a term expiring January 15, 2024. Additionally, the Governor appointed Bobby Marek, MD and reappointed Walton “Boyd” Bush , Ed.D. for terms of …

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New DPHHS director provides update on public hospital

HELENA — Montana State Hospital was over budget by $17 million, and elderly patients with dementia and serious mental illnesses are still sometimes detained four to a room, according to Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 testimony from the new director of the Montana Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHHS). …

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UK partners with Talkspace to expand mental health efforts

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (August 29, 2022) — As a new semester begins at the University of Kentucky and we welcome our largest freshman class, Student Success works to increase student access to mental health services. In a unique new partnership, the university joins forces with Discussion area, a confidential and secure …

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Voters and the Committee’s Efforts to Investigate Trump (VIDEO)

A recent poll found that 21% of registered voters said “threats to democracy” are now their top issue. It’s no secret that former President Donald Trump is looming large in the 2022 midterms, punishing Republicans who challenged him and rewarding his most loyal supporters. “Obviously we’re all very grateful to …

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Bath man appealing his attempted murder conviction argues he was not of sound mind

A Bath man convicted of attempting to kill a woman Shirley as she prepared to feed animals in her barn more than three years ago claims a Superior Court judge wrongly concluded that he was sane when he committed his crimes. Christopher Hallowell, 27, alleges that his mental condition on …

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WHO cites unprecedented attacks on Ukrainian health facilities

Geneva – Citing unprecedented attacks on health facilities, the World Health Organization said this week it was working to rebuild Ukraine’s health system. The system has suffered extensive damage since Russia invaded the country six months ago. Over the past six months, the UN health agency says it has verified …

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Mental Health: How to Cope with Stress and Improve Mood

If you happen to be house hunting – or exploring a new apartment – a study in the newspaper Building and Environment says you’d do very well to pay attention to window size and placement. It’s a mental well-being issue, and it’s no small feat, as people continue to pull …

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The Recorder – Hiring Committee recommends Montague’s city planner as the new deputy city administrator.

MONTAGUE — Members of the Deputy City Manager Hiring Committee recommended current city planner Walter Ramsey as the first choice to be Montague’s Deputy City Manager at this week’s selection committee meeting. Since City Assembly voters approved the position in May, the hiring committee has met four times to refine …

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Take your hat off to good mental health

University of Wyoming students walking around campus The University of Wyoming and the City of Laramie have worked to provide free mental health resources available to students. There are many different programs in place that provide students with access to licensed mental health professionals based on a multitude of needs. …

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EPA ordered to review pollution limits for carcinogenic emissions from manufacturing facilities

washington d.c. — JToday, a federal court issued a decree of consent order tthe United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dterminate whether to update pollution limits for Group I Polymers and Resins installations. These types of facilities manufacture synthetic rubber used to make products such as wetsuits, gaskets and …

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Talkspace provides parents with back-to-school mental health and wellbeing advice in ‘Mental Health Progress Report’

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the American Academy of Pediatrics declares child and adolescent health a “national emergency”, one of the leading online behavioral health companies Discussion area (NASDAQ: TALK) is offering parents and caregivers a free audio webinar, developed by clinicians with insights into delivering mental health services to 13 school …

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School district merger committee faces $150,000 shortfall

Jake Eberwein, project manager for the Eight Town Regional School District Planning Board, presents his budget projections for fiscal year 2023 at the board meeting on Tuesday, August 23. Screenshot by Shaw Israel Izikson. The Berkshires — The Eight Town Regional School District Planning Board is considering a $150,000 shortfall …

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Healthy Boiler workshop to focus on reducing financial stress

Join Melissa Covarrubias, behavioral health counselor at the Center for Healthy Living (CHL) on Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, for a Healthy Boiler workshop focused on financial stress. The workshop, “Reducing Financial Stress,” will run from noon to 1 p.m. ET on September 8. “Financial stress can affect us physically, emotionally …

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West Tennessee Medical Group opens new facility in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — A local medical group is growing. West Tennessee Medical Group opens new facility in Jackson West Tennessee Medical Group opens new facility in Jackson West Tennessee Medical Group opens new facility in Jackson West Tennessee Medical Group opens new facility in Jackson West Tennessee Medical Group opens …

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BetterHelp launches scholarship for students studying mental health

10 students will receive $10,000 to use for the next school year About 122 million Americans, more than a third of the population, living in an area where there is a shortage of mental health professionals. In fact, to fill these gaps, the United States needs more than 6,000 more …

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Privileges committee will give Boris a fair hearing

Following recent negative comments on the Privileges Committee and confusion by some as to the procedure it will follow, the Committee is concerned to ensure clarity and transparency as to the fairness and effectiveness of this procedure. With the Committee’s agreement, I am taking the unusual step of explaining some …

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Puerto Rico’s youth mental health crisis worsens

Illustration by Rosa Colon/Centro de Periodismo Investigativo San Juan, Puerto Rico — Experts say the mental health of young people in Puerto Rico is worsening at an alarming rate, exacerbated by worsening natural disasters, failing infrastructure and a lack of mental health resources. “Puerto Rico is experiencing an overall mental …

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Calls to Missouri mental health centers increase 30% after launch of 988 hotline

State officials say more than 4,000 people called state mental health crisis centers in the month since the national mental health line was launched. Separately, North Carolina Health News reports “unsustainable” loads on emergency rooms by people in need of mental health support. St. Louis Public Radio: Missouri Call Centers …

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Nearly 38,000 mental health appointments miss vital 72-hour window | Psychiatry

Almost 38,000 life-saving follow-up appointments with mental health patients were missed when they were most at risk of suicide, the Royal College of Psychiatrists said. The medical profession has called for ‘urgent action’ to ensure more people are seen for follow-ups within 72 hours of being discharged from hospital care, …

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Michigan State Football to deploy RB by committee to replace Kenneth Walker III

Michigan State football is rejuvenated with Mel Tucker at the helm. One of the biggest questions heading into the 2022 season is who will replace the star running back Kenneth Walker III? The superstar running back finished sixth in voting for the Heisman Trophy last season. Walker transferred to Michigan …

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Larned Mental Health Correctional Facility Announces Employees of the Quarter

Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility Announces Outstanding Third Quarter Employees for 2022: Uniformed Employee of the Quarter, Jeffrey Heller, Correctional Officer I; non-uniformed employee, Brian Prescott, facilities maintenance supervisor; and contract employee, Ashley Romine, RN. Heller began his career at LCMHF on August 9, 2020 as Corrections Officer I. Previous …

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Newly opened Alliance Center in Stamford provides mental health resources for new mothers

Left to right: Jessica Vanderberg, Mayor Caroline Simmons and Carolyn Kagan at the Alliance Center opening celebration. Photo by Justin McGown. A The ribbon cutting hosted by the Stamford Chamber of Commerce on August 10 celebrated the opening of the Alliance Center, a facility dedicated to providing the mental and …

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Liz Cheney says January 6 committee still wants to hear directly from Pence

“Look, he played a critical role on January 6. If he had succumbed to the pressure that Donald Trump was putting on him, we would have had a much worse constitutional crisis,” the Republican from Wyoming said. “And I think he clearly has, as he’s expressed, concerns about executive privilege, …

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Medicare Advantage is missing for mental health coverage

Photo: Luca Lorenzelli/Getty Images Overall customer satisfaction with Medicare Advantage plans increased this year, largely due to improvements in billing and payments, costs, and provider choice. But according to the new JD Power 2022 US Medicare Advantage study, some concerning trends are emerging beneath the surface of these positive numbers. …

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Parents and lawmakers praise $200 million investment in public and mental health funding – The Nevada Independent

Dozens of parents, educators and concerned community members pleaded with lawmakers on Wednesday about the critical need to improve mental and public health care across the state. Krista Cielo joined other guardians in nearly two hours of public commentary to highlight her own experiences caring for a child with mental …

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Psychology majors study mental health in students – Susquehanna University

August 17, 2022 John Monopoli, Assistant Professor of Psychology National headlines reporting deteriorating student mental health highlight the challenges many students are currently facing. Emma Piel ’23 and Andrew Jacques ’23, both graduates in psychology, spent their summer with John Monopoli, assistant professor of psychology, studying the socialization of emotions …

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System-Wide Forum Planning Committee Seeks Proposals for Breakout Sessions

The 2022 Faculty and Staff System-Wide Virtual Forum is scheduled for September 29. The theme is “Meeting Students Where They Are: Promoting Learner-Centred Achievement and Belonging”..” The goal of the forum is for participants to deepen their understanding of learning-centered achievement and belonging, share strategies for meeting students where they …

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JMU offers free training to behavioral health providers statewide

Harrisonburg, Virginia – Free continuing education for behavioral health providers in Virginia is now offered by James Madison University. Topics covered in the online training include Integrative Behavioral Health, Trauma-Informed Interprofessional Team Care, and Rural Health and can be viewed on the Graduate Psychology website. The training was prepared with …

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Maven Clinic Expands Award-Winning Women’s and Family Health Platform to Support Menopause in the Workplace

With 1 in 5 members of the workforce affected by menopause, employers are taking action NEW YORK, August 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Maven Clinic, the world’s largest virtual clinic for women’s and family health, today announced that it has expanded its full-spectrum reproductive health platform to include a program dedicated …

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WC Health expands mental health services to reach more minorities

RENO, Nevada (KOLO) – A recent partnership is helping Health WC reach more Nevadans. Minority communities, including people of color, LGBTQIA, and immigrant families, face unique mental health challenges. From limited availability and affordability to cultural stigma, discrimination and lack of awareness. “There are cultural biases and a lack of …

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Black Women’s Expo offers a roadmap for financial health, mental well-being and business success

When Merry Green first decided 28 years ago to hold an exhibition just for black women, she never would have guessed what a huge success it would become. As promotions director for radio station V103, she often hosted events aimed at connecting businesses to black customers. Through this work, she …

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Potential crisis diversion center to offer behavioral and mental health support

A potential crisis diversion center in Orange County reached one of its first major milestones on August 12, as architectural firms and crisis service providers submitted applications for their roles in the project. The diversion center would provide options other than incarceration or hospitalization for people with behavioral or mental …

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An Interfaith Discussion on the Role of Religion in Mental Health | Kiowa County Press

Human relationships can help people through difficult times. fizkes/iStock/Getty Images Plus Emilie Costello, The conversation and Thalia Plata, The conversation Religious leaders often try to support the people they serve during difficult times. This supporting role has been particularly important in recent years as the nation grapples with a pandemic, …

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Letter: Committee hearings are not trials | Letters

Committee hearings are not the same as trials In response to Stephen Schenk’s July 29 letter, facts and accuracy matter. First, the Justice Department has an internal policy about not publicly taking certain actions shortly before an election (as Republican Comey did). This does not mean that the investigations stop. …

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Union: Kaiser cancels appointments as California strike looms

Kaiser Permanente is canceling patient appointments as a strike by its 2,000 behavioral health clinicians looms Monday, a union representing workers said in a complaint to the California Department of Managed Health Care. The Oakland-based healthcare giant stopped booking clients at a number of behavioral health services, Fred Seavey, director …

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7 new COVID-19 deaths, outbreaks by facility name: weekly report

All American Assisted Living (02/03/2022) 11 8 0 Applewood Rehabilitation Center (4/11/2022) 57 38 3 Arbor View Inn (04/11/2022) 4 1 0 Arbours in Bedford (07/03/2022) 26 seven 0 Bedford Hills Center (2/14/2022) 19 31 0 Bedford Hills Center (26/05/2022) 28 12 0 Bedford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (3/11/2022) 21 …

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Medicaid changes could give school mental health services a big boost

As the founder of a public boarding school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sarah Broome saw Medicaid as a logical way to pay for much-needed mental health services for students. Many Thrive Academy students came from low-income families and had histories of trauma. Broome wanted to bring in social workers and …

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Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Chamber Forms New Statewide UAS Committee – Grand Forks Herald

GRAND FORKS — North Dakota’s unmanned aerial industry has grown exponentially over the past decade, and much of that growth is centered in and around Grand Forks. So it makes sense that a new statewide panel would be formed by a Grand Forks entity. The Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Chamber …

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What does trauma-informed care mean? – Cleveland Clinic

What do you think of when you think of trauma? Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy This can happen as a result of abuse, violence or neglect. But it can …

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Launch of closely watched enterprise-community development plan in Indianapolis

Less than a year ago, the corner of 38th Street and Sheridan Avenue offered nearly empty parking and a bus stop. There were no grocery stores within walking distance. Arlington Woods residents have worked hard to battle food insecurity and other results of historic divestment. The bus stop is …

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Report warns of child mental health ‘pandemic’ | News, Sports, Jobs

Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press First Lady Jill Biden speaks with, from left, youth mental health leader Ayanna Kelly, youth mental health leader Juan Acosta and actress and mental health advocate Selena Gomez during the White House Conversation on Youth Mental Health on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the …

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San Ramon: Sara Lashanlo, member of the Innovation-Technology committee, makes an offer for District 2 of the city council | New

Sara Lashanlo — a finalist in the nomination process for the District 2 City Council seat that ultimately went to Mark Armstrong in 2021 — launched an election campaign to win a full term at the seat in November. “I’m running because I’m inspired by the safe, diverse, and compassionate …

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Hamilton County taxpayers will decide to raise mental health tax

In November, voters will decide if they want to pay more for mental health services. The three-member Hamilton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to put a tax increase for the mental health tax on the ballot. The tax, if approved, would increase the amount Hamilton County property …

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Schlossberg appointed to Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health | The Valley Register

Commission to oversee $100 million in mental and behavioral health funding statewide HARRISBURG, August 8 – State Representative Mike Schlossberg today announced that House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton has named him the Democratic caucus representative to the Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health. The commission will allocate the $100 …

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Atlanta Public Safety Committee discusses leasing 700 additional jail beds for Fulton County

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) — Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and the Atlanta City Council are looking for a way to help ease overcrowding at the Fulton County Jail. A proposal on the table would include the temporary leasing of prison space at the City of Atlanta Detention Center. Activists against renting …

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Austin Regional Clinic Prioritizes Pediatric Mental Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Adjusting to life during a pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone, but for many children and teens, COVID-19 has profoundly affected their physical, mental and emotional well-being. At the Austin Regional Clinic, pediatricians ensure that the mental well-being of young people is treated as crucially as their physical health. Natasha …

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Why guilt and shame can keep women away from peace

Nathalie Dennis | Guest columnist There’s a lot of violence in the news these days. We are bombarded with social unrest, gun violence and political problems. Due to inflation in the prices of food, gasoline and the cost of living, anxiety is at an all-time high. Despite the challenges we …

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governor defends the creation of a search committee | News from Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram: Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Saturday defended the establishment of a search committee for the selection of University of Kerala vice-chancellor even as the university sought more time to appoint its member to the search committee. Khan told reporters in New Delhi that he was forced to form the …

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Vince Gilmer was pardoned for murder but remains in Virginia jail

Comment this story Comment RICHMOND — In the final hours before stepping down from office in January, Governor Ralph Northam pardoned inmate Vince Gilmer, whose extraordinary story of murder and mysterious illness has drawn international attention. But almost seven months later, Gilmer, 59, remains incarcerated and the devastating illness at …

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Permian Strategic Partnership officials address reports from regional health facilities

Editor’s note: The following is the first of two stories about a conversation with Tracee Bentley with the Permian Strategic Partnership about the possibility of the creation of a regional healthcare complex. Yes, the Permian Strategic Partnership is working on the eventual creation of a transformative healthcare center for Midland-Odessa. …

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The Confess Project helps barbers and black men talk about mental health

Black men are discussing mental health more than ever. While some are still hesitant to speak up, one organization is helping black men open up in a familiar place: the barbershop. The Confess Project partners with barbershops to help black men and boys talk about the issues they face. Craig …

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Sabra Health Care REIT makes $800 million bet in behavioral health sector

Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) is investing $800 million in behavioral health as part of its portfolio diversification plans. The bulk of the REIT’s assets are in skilled nursing facilities and seniors’ residences. However, the business is expanding to include mental health and addiction facilities, trying to capitalize on …

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869 Attacks on Ukrainian Healthcare Facilities: Ukraine’s War in the Data

In the weeks following the Russian invasion, Ukrainians fled their homes at a pace not seen in Europe since World War II. That exodus has slowed, but this week has reminded us that the movement of humanity sparked by the Russian invasion continues. And the numbers are staggering. In less …

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Nursing students support women with addiction and mental health issues – Jagwire

In the third semester of the Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Clinical Nurse Leader, students take a course called Integrated Healthcare: Population Health. In this class, students are grouped together and work with a local organization on their semester project. Organizations vary, but all groups work …

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Sudbury school committee member quit due to possible job change

SUDBURY, MA – After initially refusing to talk about the move, a Sudbury School Board member who resigned last month has explained why he left the post just over a year into his first three-term year. Former committee member Tyler Steffey initially declined to say why he quit – as …

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Danbury homicides show ‘crisis’ in mental health services

DANBURY — A local mother killing her three children before taking her own life rocked the community last week and raises awareness of potential “stigma” around mental health treatment in the immigrant community. Danbury Police say Sonia Loja, 36, killed her three children on July 27 before taking her own …

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Athens mother desperately searches for son who left Norcross mental health facility

Athens man missing after leaving Norcross mental health facility last month It has been nearly a month since Alize Woodall retired from Lakeview Behavioral Health in Norcross. He has not been seen or heard from since, his family said. NORCROSS, Ga. – Gwinnett County Police are looking for a missing …

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‘Living Undeterred Tour’ leads a mental health mission across the Carolinas and the country

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – The moment Jeff Johnston launched the “Visit without being discouraged” Bus in Greenville, he had already traveled thousands of miles across the country to raise awareness and funds for mental health. The tour began in Johnston’s home state of Iowa after his personal journey of …

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Catasauqua Committee to Explore the Iron Works Project

The Catasauqua Borough Council created a special committee to decide how to move the stagnant Iron Works project forward. The committee will be made up of board chairman Brian Bartholomew and board members Howard Cunningham and Cameron Smith, as decided at a July 25 meeting. The previous failure of a …

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