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$1 Million Donation Supports Children’s Behavioral Health

DANVILLE PA. – A local woman passionate about programs to improve behavioral health services for children has donated $1 million to Geisinger’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health to help launch innovative programs for young people. Susan McDowell of Selinsgrove has pledged to create a Pediatric Behavioral Health Catalyst Fund …

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Teachers call for student mental health to be a priority amid COVID-19 tumult | local education

Elizabeth Beyer | Wisconsin State Journal Teachers and students are concerned that the Madison School District failed to deliver on its commitment last year to make student mental health a top priority as they returned to class full-time after a year of online learning. Madison is looking to start the …

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Ukraine’s healthcare system ‘engulfed’ in conflict with Russia, WHO warns – National

Ukraine’s healthcare system is ‘engulfed’ in Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the World Health Organization warns, with 18 verified attacks on healthcare facilities, workers and ambulances so far. The attacks left 10 dead and 16 injured, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday. Russia continues its relentless bombardment of …

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Friends of Alexandria Mental Health Center define what it means to have friends

Current and past board of Friends of Alexandria Mental Health Center (left to right): Betty Livingston, Afework Eshetu, Rebecca Grueneberger, Susan Draschler and Dan Sweeney. (Courtesy picture) ALEXANDRIA, VA — It’s a small nonprofit with big impact and a vibrant spirit, and yet it’s one of our city’s best-kept secrets. …

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Kennesaw State Launches Veterans Mental Health Research Center

Kennesaw State University announced in a press release that the university has launched “a research center which its founders hope will help reduce suicide, anxiety and depression among the approximately 1 million members of Georgia’s military and public safety personnel”. The project is called the Center for Advancing Military and …

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State officials tour a new mental health facility

JACKSON, Tenn. – Heads of state visited the central city to see a new facility. Several state and local leaders toured the new mental health facility that will be part of the Madison County Jail. “Being able to come down and see what’s going on and how that money is …

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HCS Parents Night to Provide Mental Health Information | Education

The Hardin County Schools Family and Youth Resource Centers have a program for parents to help prevent mental health issues among the student body. HCS parents can attend a session called “More than Sad” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Central Hardin High School Library to learn …

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Army commander wants to normalize mental health care after spate of soldier suicides

Aerial view of Fort. Winright. (US Army photo) The Army confirmed that 11 Alaska-based soldiers died by suicide in 2021. Six of the soldiers were based at Ft. Wainwright, and five were at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson. The deaths of six other Alaskan soldiers, five of whom were Ft. Wainwright, …

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Arvada will launch a mental wellness program in March

ARVADA, CO – Arvada’s Resilience Task Force is partnering with the Jefferson Center for Mental Health to launch a program in March to help small businesses deal with mental health crises caused by the pandemic . The program — called Centered — will be funded by the Coronavirus State and …

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Mental health clinic for veterans opens in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE, Calif. – The Oceanside military community will soon have a new resource with the opening of a Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) mental health clinic. The purpose of the clinic is to meet the growing mental health needs of post-9/11 veterans, active duty members and military families. This will be …

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Maine Med President: Lack of state investment in mental health is a major driver of ER violence

Imagine coming to work every day and wondering, “Is this the day I will be physically or verbally assaulted? Sadly, that’s become reality for the healthcare heroes who work in our state’s emergency departments, like the one at Maine Medical Center. Lucy Dawson, a member of the Maine State Nurses …

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In a high-definition video module, a counselor named Donna walks down a street while describing methods of approaching patients who are experiencing mental health issues. “[It] is a very sensitive issue, so it’s natural to feel a little uncomfortable asking questions about it,” she says. She reminds me that “it …

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Youth mental health hub to open this summer

Members of the Alex Panton Foundation at the charity’s symposium on Saturday. The foundation has been instrumental in establishing a mental health center for children and adolescents which is due to open in July. – Photo: Norma Connolly A new mental health center specifically for children and adolescents will be …

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Mental health advocates want feedback on relief spending

Advocates want Mississippians who depend on mental health services to have a say in how the beleaguered Department of Mental Health spends $104.5 million in proposed federal relief funds, and they hope the legislature will achieve it. On February 11, leaders of four advocacy groups sent a letter to Lt. …

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Teen depression: Why is anxiety rising in teens during the COVID pandemic?

A mother finds a drawing of a tombstone among her son’s schoolwork. “Rest in peace,” the caption read. “Maybe I better die.” The boy is 10 years old. Terrorized, she turns to marriage and family therapist Laurie Singer. That a child so young has mental health issues comes as no …

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Mobile mental health program offers counseling to West Side youth in need

AUSTIN — A West Side neighborhood group is bringing therapy and counseling services to schools that might not otherwise have dedicated mental health resources. The Mobile Mental Health program — created by BUILD Chicago — aims to provide young people with proactive support and to prevent a person in mental …

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Home plan would give mental health facilities nearly $200 million for staff – Oregon Capital Chronicle

Oregon lawmakers are proposing nearly $200 million to help treat more Oregonians struggling with mental health issues and addictions. Hundreds of thousands of people rely on outpatient and residential programs for treatment for drug addiction, severe depression and other crippling mental disorders, but during the pandemic they have often had …

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Canberra’s adolescent mental health facility won’t be full until 2023, while children as young as 13 will be admitted to adult wards

Children as young as 13 continue to be admitted to Canberra Hospital’s adult mental health unit as the opening of a dedicated acute care facility for young people has been pushed back to 2023. Key points: The only teenage mental health facility in Canberra opens in 2023 while children as …

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Sacred Heart tackles mental health as ‘the most pressing need on campus’

FAIRFIELD — Larry Wielk, dean of students at Sacred Heart University, has seen more students request mental health-related leaves in the past year and a half than in the past three to five years. While mental health issues existed before the pandemic, Wielk believes needs have tripled since COVID, particularly …

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How Team USA is addressing mental health at the 2022 Winter Olympics

At the Tokyo Summer Olympics last year, star gymnast Simone Biles shed light on the mental health issues many Olympians face when she decides to retire from competition. Now, the best figure skaters, skiers and snowboarders in the United States will compete for gold medals as they also face the …

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Some nurses struggle with mental health issues as workload increases

BIG FALLS — People depend on healthcare workers every day when they are sick or injured, and rely on knowing they will be there when needed. Nurses and other healthcare workers have demanding jobs that exhaust them, and not just physically. Mental health is an issue with which many actors …

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Cullman Co. Schools receives donation for mental health services

CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) – A Cullman County family has donated $10,000 to Cullman County schools to support student and family mental health services. The Stephen K. Griffith Memorial Fund was established in 2018 by his family to expand mental health services in Cullman County. Griffith was a well-known Cullman …

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Why Adams must build a new psychiatric hospital for the mentally ill homeless on Rikers

Two pressing issues facing Mayor Adams at first seem unrelated. But the violence and decay at Rikers Island prison and the wave of mentally ill homeless people hurting innocent people can and should be linked. Whether Rikers Prison is replaced with prisons elsewhere, or just new structures on the island, …

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Startup wants to help Safety Net Community Health Centers expand their reach

In the United States, approximately 1,400 federally licensed health centers (FQHCs) provide care for Medicare, Medicaid, and uninsured patients in underserved communities – a one-stop safety net for health and well-being. -be who charges a sliding scale. It is therefore not surprising to learn that they lack the resources to …

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Behavioral Health Clinic Demonstration Reaches More People, Gathers More Support – State of Reform

The two years Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) Demonstration Program– from October 1 – has been operational for about four months and has seen continued success and promise. Jon Villasurdadeputy state administrator for the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services …

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COVID restrictions have negatively affected our school culture and our mental health – The Williams Record

As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Williams experience has been fundamentally altered by the social restrictions imposed by the administration on our community. For many students, the strong community connection idealized in admissions materials and alumni anecdotes were among the main reasons we were drawn …

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Santa Cruz Community Health opens new clinic in the Santa Cruz Mountains – Santa Cruz Sentinel

BEN LOMOND — The bell rang Tuesday in the name of health rather than death. Chimes rang through the redwoods at 9:53 a.m. as Santa Cruz Community Health celebrated the opening of its new San Lorenzo Valley clinic by ringing the bell above Wee Kirk Church in Ben Lomond. The …

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Mental health advocates and professionals push for diversion grant-funded plans | Local News

Officials gathered at the Tyler Rose Garden Center Friday afternoon to hear from Smith County doctors and mental health professionals. Smith County law enforcement and legal officials, including Sheriff Larry Smith, Police Chief Jimmy Toler, Tyler Mayor Don Warren, 14th District Court Judge Reeve Jackson, District Attorney District officials Jacob …

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Jamie Lynn Spears on dealing with trauma and her mental health

Jamie Lynn Spears appeared on an episode of hello america, during which she tearfully opened up about her strained relationship with Britney Spears, after her sister’s arduous conservatorship battle ended. Along with discussing the current situation with her family, Spears bravely revealed her struggle with trauma and mental health. In …

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Notre Dame sophomores struggle to adapt amid pandemic, use advice at higher rates // The Observer

Editor’s Note: Mental health resources are available on the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross websites. COVID-19 has upended normalcy across the globe, and at the University of Notre Dame, the Class of 2024 has felt the brunt of the impact of the pandemic. With compulsory vaccinations and the …

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US sees mental health in crisis – Leavenworth Times

Maureen Groppe and Sarah Elbeshbishi USA TODAY WASHINGTON – An overwhelming majority of Americans believe the United States is in the throes of a real mental health crisis, according to a new USA TODAY / Suffolk University poll. Almost two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has …

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Pete Davidson pays tribute to Bob Saget after his death

Pierre Davidson paid a vibrant tribute to Bob Saget shortly after the announcement of the sudden death of the former “Full House”. The “Saturday Night Live” star described Saget as “one of the nicest men on the planet” who has always looked after him and his sanity. “When I was …

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Family-to-family classes to focus on mental health

The Family-to-Family Course is a free, eight-session educational program designed to help family members support loved ones living with mental health issues. The program, which begins February 2, aims to help family members understand and access local resources, while taking care of themselves. The course will cover information on illnesses …

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WBUR CitySpace Presents Call to Mind Live: Pass or Fail – Mental Health in Community Colleges with US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

On Thursday, January 13, WBUR CitySpace at Lavine Broadcast Center, in partnership with Call to Mind, will present “Pass or Fail – Mental Health in Community Colleges,” a virtual discussion of the inadequate mental health resources available to college students. community. Moderated by Here Now co-host Scott Tong, the free …

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Therapist says distance learning is bad for mental health

School districts in New York State are grappling with the possibility of switching to distance learning due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. Experts say distance learning can be detrimental to children. Tharaha Thavakumar, School-Based Therapist through Genesee Mental Health and Rochester Regional Health, speaks on distance learning. What would …

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Apple and RED Product Partnership to Donate Half of Proceeds to Fight COVID-19 Outbreak in Africa

Apple and RED Product’s partnership is now donating half of its revenue for the year 2022 to help fight the current COVID-19 epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. (Photo: by FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP via Getty Images)Lead singer of Irish rock band U2 Bono holds the iPhone “Red” during a panel session …

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The bill would dedicate two days to student mental health

BOSTON (State House News Service) – The COVID-19 pandemic, marked by disrupted routines and social isolation, has drawn new attention to issues related to the mental health of young people. Now lawmakers are proposing ways to give Massachusetts students additional flexibility to deal with mental health issues as they arise. …

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Fixes for Mental Health System Crisis Halt Again | Wyoming News

Joel Funk, WyoFile.com For the second year in a row, the Wyoming Joint Judiciary Committee failed to produce a legislature-ready bill that would address concerns about Title 25. It was clear from the start of the December 17 committee meeting that a bill to change the legal processes for the …

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Video games, screen time could harm children’s mental health

How long should your kids watch TV or play video games before this starts to impact their mental health? Gerald Herbert PA Too many screenings for too long could be linked to mental health symptoms in children, according to a new Canadian study. After examining children who played video games, …

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“Exceptional Sidekick” wins donation to support students and dogs

Posted: Dec 26, 2018 2021 08:00 Abby Hill, owner of Exceptional Sidekick Service & Therapy Dogs, recently announced that the nonprofit has received a substantial donation from OLLY that will expand its efforts. Along with the donation, The Exceptional Sidekick Service & Therapy Dogs partnered with OLLY, a San Francisco-based …

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Church’s Major Christmas Gift Serves Homeless Population of Bismarck |

This holiday season marks the 13th year that a church in Bismarck has encouraged members of its congregation to donate half of their Christmas gift budget to support homeless services in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Legacy United Methodist’s goal of donating $ 40,000 comes at a time when organizations working with …

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Colorado Behavioral Health System Review Before Vacation

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) – While the holiday season can bring joy to many people, many find themselves struggling during the winter months. “We are expected to be happy and have wonderful lives because it’s Christmas time,” says Sgt. Franklyn Ortega. “But the reality is that sometimes that is not true.” …

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What the mental health industry is wrong about suicide prevention

Over the past year, experts have expressed concern over whether the stress of the pandemic will lead to increased suicide rates. Although these concerns, fortunately, do not seem to have materialize Overall, the virus has brought to the fore the need for good mental health care and suicide prevention strategies. …

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British Columbia Postsecondary Students Have New Mental Health Resource

Photo by javier trueba on Unsplash Students attending a post-secondary institution have a free educational resource to help them respond to their peers who may have mental health issues. Starting a Conversation About Mental Health: Basic Training for Students is a program that was built with student assistance, and can …

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Oklahoma Progressing to Improve Access to Mental Health Care | Government-and-politics

The mental health of Americans has become collateral damage in the country’s fight against the COVID-19 virus – a more visible physical enemy, perhaps, than anxiety or depression. At its peak over the past year and a half, more than 40% of adults reported symptoms of anxiety or depression—Four times …

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Ogun leaders congratulate Czech Republic Otunba Adewunmi on donation in intensive care

Rebecca Ejifoma Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun led a coterie of indigenous people in congratulating the Czech Republic and Otunba Femi Adewunmi, the Atunluse of Owu-Ijebu for donating a care unit Intensives (ICU) fully equipped to the state. The commendation came during the activities marking the official handover and …

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Franklin commissioners approve increase in mental health tax

Rotunda in the Franklin County Courthouse in Pasco. Bob brawdy Herald of the Three Cities Pasco, WA Franklin County shoppers will pay an additional penny for every $ 10 spent starting in April to help mental health services. County commissioners unanimously approved the sales tax increase on Tuesday night as …

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Girl Gives Heartwarming ‘Prairie Bears’ to All Patients at Youth Psychiatric Hospital – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One in five children is diagnosed with a mental illness each year. And experts say the pandemic has only made matters worse. A family from Twin Cities hopes to make the vacations a little brighter for children struggling with mental health issues in the hospital. READ MORE: …

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Las Vegas Sisters Help Give Nevada Students Mental Health Days

Drawing inspiration from a teenager from another state, two sisters in Las Vegas helped make mental health a priority for students in Nevada. Caroline and Lauren Edgeworth, with help from community groups and State Senator Marilyn Dondero Loop, D-Las Vegas, passed legislation that would allow Nevada students aged 7 to …

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Share your mental health story to help stem the stigma: PEACE OF MIND

Jamie Lahane and Sandra Oxx | Newport Daily News Mental health issues aren’t exactly the topic of conversation around the Keurig or the Water Fountain. Even in these enlightened, post-COVID mental health awareness times, most of us do not share information about our mental health. It could be fear of …

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NBA All-Star Kevin Love Honored For Mental Health Advocacy

Kevin Love knows the euphoria of sinking a three point just before the buzzer. But the five-time NBA All-Star has seen plenty of lows to make up for those highs. “There are days when I don’t want to get out of bed. It’s just the truth,” the Cleveland Cavaliers forward …

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Selena Gomez launches mental health platform Wondermind

Pop star Selena Gomez is working with her mother, Mandy Teefey, on a new mental health platform with Daniella Pierson called the wonderful spirit, the website launch this week. The site provides people with access to supportive content and a community around mental health issues. The three women wrote this …

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Centraide’s support is important for the young people of our community | News, Sports, Jobs

The quality of a community is often measured by the commitment of the citizens of that community to support their young people. According to the recent 2020 census, one in five children and adolescents in Fort Dodge live in homes that are at or below the poverty line. In total, …

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Mitchell native, advocate for mental health issues, says 988 suicide lifeline will be a game-changer

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – “It’s a disease of the mind, it’s a chemical imbalance in your brain,” said Becky Scheig, who grew up in Mitchell and now lives in the Minneapolis area. Scheig and her husband Bill know what it’s like to care for someone with mental health issues …

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How Practicing Gratitude Every Day Can Improve Mental Health

While many take the time to reflect on everything they’re grateful for on Thanksgiving, experts say practicing gratitude every day can have a significant impact on mental health. There is scientific evidence that cultivating an attitude of gratitude throughout the year can help people cope with everyday challenges. “We always …

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University of Washington joins international effort to support data science research and training in Africa

The University of Washington at St. Louis is joining a major international effort to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discovery across Africa. Researchers at the School of Medicine are awarded one of 19 scholarships that will support data science research and training activities in Africa. Researchers will …

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Region’s Only Spanish Speaking Therapist Opens Private Practice | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo of Darvin Graham Strengthening Center owners Carlos Celis and Lani Maassen are pictured in the office of their newly renovated mental health center in Toledo. The center offers a full range of mental health services and, since its first opening in Marshalltown, has responded to the critical needs of …

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Through PTI NEW DELHI: A person’s mental health cannot be squeezed into a ‘one size fits all’ approach, Supreme Court said while overturning Karnataka High Court order that quashed criminal proceedings against government official in a case of incitement to suicide. A bench of Judges DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna …

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Youth mental health and the pandemic: a sick future – The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology

(Credit: Unsplash) This article was written exclusively for The European Sting by Ms Maria Carolina Sawadi Guizilini and Ms Maria Victória Lima Waquim is a medical student attending classes in the 5th semester at the Faculty of Medicine of Unicesumar, Brazil. They are affiliated with the International Federation of Medical …

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Reconnaissance Media Inc. Celebrates Growth of “Let’s Talk Mental Health” Podcast

Reconnaissance Media Celebrates Growth of ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Health’ Podcast, Improving Mental Health in Over 150 Countries, One Conversation at a Time Jeremy Godwin Reconnaissance Media Celebrates Growth of ‘Let’s Talk About Mental Health’ Podcast, Improving Mental Health in Over 150 Countries, One Conversation at a Time Reconnaissance Media …

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