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Georgia senators carefully review mental health bill

ATLANTE Georgia senators are reviewing legislation that aims to improve access to mental health and addiction treatment in the state. The sweeping bill – HB 1013 – has already passed the State House. Now, members of the state Senate Health and Human Services Committee are carefully comparing it to similar …

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Pop-up Mental Health Gym returns to Kings Park

On Saturday March 19, Macon Mental Health Matters will be hosting a pop-up mental health gym from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Kings Park (3296 Kingston Court). The pop-up gym returns to Kings Park after being there in August 2021. Gyms have been making their way across the community …

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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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Teenager Reginald Roy Yunupingu ‘lost to sight’ days after discharge from mental health facility, NT inquest finds

Days after being released from a mental health facility, then 16-year-old Reginald Roy-Yunupingu became invisible to the systems designed to support him, the NT Coroners Court heard. Key points: Reginald Roy-Yunupingu died in October 2020 after being electrocuted The coroner said the teenager was ‘lost to care’ days after being …

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Bill would expand mental health care services – CBS Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday unveiled a bill he says would help expand access to primary care and mental health services and help control rising health care and health care costs. prescription drugs. The Republican detailed the legislation during a stop at a health care center in …

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Star Shooters benefits mental health charities

LOWELL, mi. — A teenage girl from West Michigan found what she said soothed her brain, and it changed not just her life, but the lives of others. Star Shooters was born out of a pretty dark time. Like many of us, Mara Carbines’ struggles have intensified during the pandemic. …

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Governor signs bill to improve mental health – Hamilton County Reporter

Governor Eric Holcomb on Thursday signed HEA 1222 into law, which will continue a critical grant program that has expanded access to urgently needed mental health and addictions treatment services across the state. The program is known as the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) program. CCBHCs like Aspire Indiana …

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Trae Young discusses mental health in new initiative

Late in the fourth quarter of last night’s win over the Clippers, Hawks point guard Trae Young saw teammate Onyeka Okongwu cut to the brim. Young’s teamwork with Okongwu turned a typical piece into an alley-oop of highlights. That’s what the Hawks and their All-Star point guard do on and …

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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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Children are at higher risk of developing mental health problems after a concussion

Between one and two million children will suffer a concussion each year in the United States during sports and other recreational activities. A large new study suggests that these children may face a higher risk of developing mental health problems. It is important to understand that a concussion is a …

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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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DARPA plans an MRI equivalent for mental health

Since September 11, 2001, more than 30,000 active duty personnel and veterans have committed suicide – four times more than those killed in post-9/11 military operations. Current methods for detecting early signs of behavioral and mental health risk factors rely on self-report and screening questionnaires, which cannot reliably predict suicidality. …

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VA to Recommend Cutting Services in Hot Springs, Fort Meade and Building New Facility in Rapid City | Local

The majority of veterans services at Fort Meade and Hot Springs may one day move to a new facility in Rapid City. Robert McDivitt, director of the Vision 23 network, and Lisa Curnes, director of the VA Black Hills Medical Center, made the announcement to Fort Meade and Hot Springs …

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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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Dashboard shows mental health needs at Johnson County Jail

JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. – Johnson County has launched a new tool to examine the effectiveness of providing mental health services to incarcerated people. the Johnson County Brief Jail Mental Health Screen (BJMHS) Dashboard collects aggregate data from the Johnson County Mental Health Center and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. The …

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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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OC teases other addiction and mental health facilities

ORANGE California — A panel of county officials met Tuesday to discuss the county’s extensive health and wellness program while teasing plans for the future. The panel included supervisors Katrina Foley and Doug Chaffee as well as Be Well OC CEO Marshall Moncrief. What do you want to know A …

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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 Foundation calls on industry to do more for player wellbeing

Share this article The British non-profit Mental Health Organization is calling on the gaming industry to do more to take care of the mental health of its players. The group issued five recommendations to game makers today after conducting a research project in which it tracked the gaming habits of …

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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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Regional Mental Health Coalition Expresses Frustration Over Substance Abuse Connect Operations | Local News

Leaders of the South Central Montana Regional Mental Health Center, a coalition of eastern Montana counties providing mental health resources throughout the region, are frustrated. The chairman of the health center’s board of directors and its executive director met with the three Yellowstone County commissioners on Thursday and expressed concerns …

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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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clinical director appointed for the Dunkirk mental hygiene site | News, Sports, Jobs

Tamie Gates Coleman The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene announced the internal promotion of Tamie Gates Coleman as the new Certified Director of the Community Behavioral Health Clinic for the Dunkirk site. Coleman has worked for Chautauqua County since 2006 and later joined the Mental …

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Minded, a telehealth platform specializing in mental health medication management, raises $25M – TechCrunch

of mind, a psychiatry-focused telehealth company specializing in consumer mental health medication management, raised $25 million in seed funding. Launched in 2021 in New York, Minded offers consumers access to online psychiatry. Minded is currently available in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Illinois, and California. The company says …

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Children’s mental health draws attention from state legislature

Children’s mental health draws attention from state legislature February 21, 2022 1:30 a.m. By Azeb Tuji WNPA News Service In the wake of the pandemic, Seattle Children’s Hospital reports that an increasing number of children need outpatient mental health treatment, but there are not enough providers to meet the demand. …

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Behavioral Wellness Brings Community Meditation App to Soothe Mental Health | Good for Santa Barbara

Posted on February 20, 2022 | 09:00 Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness [email protected] joined a statewide collaborative project administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority to offer free Headspace meditation apps to the community, available in English and Spanish. Headspace is a technology application created “to improve …

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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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School mask debates impact children’s mental health, parents say – NBC Chicago

The school mask debate has swept through Chicago-area communities in recent weeks and it can impact your child’s mental health. NBC 5 spoke to parents on both sides of the mask debate who said their children were anxious and confused by the reactions and decisions of people who may or …

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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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UW Health: Psychologist stresses importance of mental health in pediatric cancer care

MADISON, Wis. – Today is International Childhood Cancer Day, and an expert from UW Health Kids shares her perspective on the importance of mental health throughout the childhood cancer care journey a family. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, hundreds of children are diagnosed with cancer each year …

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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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UCC launches Innsightful wellness program to aid student mental health // The Observer

The University Guidance Center (UCC) tries to evolve by partnering with Insightfula company aimed at helping young adults manage their stress and other emotions. Notre Dame is piloting a 12-week program to improve student mental health. The deadline for students to apply for the program was February 4. This program …

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Virginia Beach offers $1,000 hiring incentive for mental health professionals

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The need to hire mental health professionals is more prevalent than ever — with the industry understaffed. The City of Virginia Beach offers an incentive to those who apply and are hired for these jobs. “It’s been incredibly frustrating and rewarding,” Kurt Hooks, CEO of the …

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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 the pandemic is affecting children’s mental health – Cleveland Clinic

At the start of the pandemic, we heard it all the time: “Children are resilient. They will be fine. But it’s been a few years and we’re still grappling with the realities of COVID-19. New variants, the wearing of masks, vaccinations and arguments about whether or not all of this …

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Tasmanian teenager’s suicide could have been prevented if more mental health services were available, coroner says

The suicide of a 16-year-old boy could have been prevented if more mental health services were available in Tasmania, a coroner has found. WARNING: This story contains details that readers may find distressing. Key points: The boy died two days after being discharged from an interstate mental health facility The …

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TikTok trend of ‘mucus fishing’ harms eye and mental health, doctors warn

Hope you had the foresight to avoid this one. ‘Mucus fishing’ is TikTok’s latest gross trend, in which users brush gunk out of their irritated eyes using cotton swabs and their own fingers, as it seems is aesthetically pleasing or soothing to view – for some people. But it can …

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Test & Trace launches buprenorphine treatment pathway to help people with opioid use disorder

NYC Test & Trace Corps launches buprenorphine treatment pathway to help New Yorkers with opioid use disorder Further expands the addiction treatment options offered by the Street Health Outreach + Wellness program for New York street homeless people and people with opioid use disorder. New York, NY The …

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FEMA shares mental health resources for children affected by Storm Ky.

HOPKINS CO., Ky. (WFIE) – FEMA has shared a list of children’s mental health resources to help families deal with the aftermath of December’s tornado. Laura Day is a therapist at River Valley Behavioral Health and she has worked with many children who have been affected by the storm. “They …

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Florida bill to cut school classes on sex and gender passes Senate committee – NBC 6 South Florida

A bill that would ban discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in Florida elementary schools passed the state Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. The bill, titled “Parental rights in education”, adopted by the committee by a vote of 6 to 3. As written, the proposal states that school districts …

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Mark Selby should be applauded for speaking out about his mental health struggles, says Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson says he’s on the road to recovery after battling depression. In January last year, Wilson went public with how much he had suffered, with a display of frustration in a league match against John Higgins. But now, after the help of a sports psychologist, the 36-year-old is “in …

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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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Blair shows success in accessing mental health services

BLAIR, Neb. (WOWT) – Getting mental health services for people who live in small towns has been a constant struggle. “It’s hard to get people to rural areas if you don’t live in the countryside, city dwellers tend not to want to move to a small town to provide these …

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Cardinal Care provides mental health services at CFAUSD

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) – The pandemic has impacted many aspects of life, including children’s mental health. The Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District is taking steps to make mental health care more accessible to students. Cardinal Care provides students in grades 4-12 with access to mental health care while …

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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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2nd Chance welcomes its new CEO, Brandon Dale

PHOENIX, February 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — 2n/a Chance Treatment Centers (“2n/a Chance”), a leading regional network of outpatient behavioral health centers, announced today that Brandon Dale joined as President and CEO. Brandon brings over 25 years of healthcare industry experience and will lead the rapidly growing organization as it continues …

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State to expand behavioral health services | News

BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker is taking steps to expand access to behavioral health services as the state grapples with a pandemic-fueled mental health crisis. The Baker administration is diverting $115 million to create a behavioral health hotline that would operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, set …

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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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First Behavioral Health Urgent Care Facility in Development for Mecklenburg County

The Smith Family Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC), a one-of-a-kind facility in Mecklenburg County, is under development and slated to open in early 2023 in east Charlotte. The Mecklenburg County government, the Steve Smith Family Foundation, Alliance Health, Daymark Recovery Services and others have partnered to develop the center, a …

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Miami seeks to boost mental health services with new fee

Jayne Brownell recalls a time when University of Miami students who contacted the Student Advising Service could schedule an admissions appointment within one to two business days. Last semester, however, the vice president of student life saw wait times soar to seven to 10 days for a first appointment. “When …

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New $31M VA Clinic Set to Open in Montana with Significantly Expanded Services

The David J. Thatcher VA Clinic in Missoula, Montana is shown in an undated photo. The clinic is named after World War II veteran David J. Thatcher, a longtime Montana resident who participated in the famous Doolittle Raid on Tokyo during World War II. (Facebook) (Tribune News Service) – David …

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Little Village community groups call for mental health resources after gang shooting kills 8-year-old | Latin Voice | Chicago News

The fatal shooting of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega in Little Village shines a light on the town’s disturbing gun violence. Ortega was crossing the street with her mother when police say she was shot by 16-year-old Emilio Corripio. Prosecutors say the teenager was shooting rival gang members. Xavier Guzman, 27, the …

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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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Mental health services in Florence

NEWS Mental health services in Florence Jane Farrell 28 January 2022 – 10:11 to share Feeling heard when you are struggling and knowing when and where to find help is crucial for those in need of mental health assistance. For many who have been transplanted to Italy, it can feel …

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How to Fight the Student Version of Monday Blues

After a relaxing and fun weekend, some people end up with a severe case of “Monday blues”. Students are no strangers to this feeling, especially when it’s the first few weeks of a new semester. It’s normal to feel tense or overwhelmed on Monday mornings. While we often want 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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Death of Stanford nurse draws attention to mental health of healthcare workers

STANFORD, Calif. (KRON) – This is a problem faced by healthcare workers across the country, including here in the Bay Area. Don’t miss any story, start your day with KRON4.com Friends of a Stanford nurse who took her own life last week say her death draws attention to the importance …

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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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Wellness teams harness digital tools to better connect students to mental health services | News

The last thing a distressed person needs is a barrier. Yet this is what many face when trying to navigate systems meant to provide resources and support – like an overworked student trying to navigate a resource-rich website. Many would agree with online browsing best practices that advise websites to …

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The therapist uses music to help children and adults communicate

SOUTHINGTON — Giving foster children a new voice through songwriting and children on the autism spectrum speech through song has made Jona Jeffcoat a pied piper for those who struggle with communication. The certified music therapist founded Infinity Music Therapy Services in 2010 to help children and adults find new …

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A new mental health facility will open downtown this summer

Job January 23, 2022 in Featured | Front page | News Artistic rendering of the Acess Open Minds installation in downtown Sarnia. Image courtesy of Bluewater Health Foundation Tara Jeffrey Achieving the fundraising goal for a new youth mental health and addictions facility in Sarnia couldn’t have come at a …

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“The Human Behind the Badge” – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – As the pandemic nears the two-year mark, an organization in Colorado hopes to get mental health assistance for healthcare workers. The All Clear Foundation receives nearly $2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to reduce burnout and promote wellness. (credit: All Clear Foundation) …

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NJ residents in crisis find support via mental health text line

NEW JERSEY — It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has been stressful for everyone. Emergency room visits for people in mental health crisis have increased dramatically, according to the New Jersey Hospital Association. Calls to the New Jersey child care system for children in need of help have highlighted …

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ON EDGE: State agencies to audit struggling 10-county West Edge mental health center

Three state agencies launched a joint audit of Mind Springs Health, sending state investigators to examine the nonprofit mental health agency’s documents and financial records for 10 Western Slope counties. The organization, one of 17 regional community mental health centers that receive millions of dollars each year in public funding, …

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Upstate doctors and families shed light on significant mental health issue for children and teens | Covid19 News

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (FOX Carolina) – If you feel like your kids have been through a lot lately in and out of school, you’re not alone. On Wednesday, PRISMA Health hosted a meeting on children, adolescents, the pandemic and mental health – acknowledging how difficult things have been for families …

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How to take care of your mental health if you’re at home with Covid-19

For many of us, catching COVID and self-isolating at home can be a lonely, scary and harrowing experience. For those with a pre-existing mental illness, it can be even more difficult. The following strategies are designed to help you take care of your mental health if you contract COVID and …

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Hi, How Are You Project’s Happy Habit-A-Thon Mental Health Focus

Hi, How are you Project hosting Happy Habit-A-Thon Happy Habit-A-Thon is an international, multi-day awareness and fundraising event with the goal of helping people integrate daily tasks to improve mood, energy and focus on mental health. FOX 7 Austin’s Tierra Neubaum has the details. AUSTIN, TX – the Hi, how …

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Lack of relevant data blocks audit of competition between for-profit companies, government and non-profit organizations

TOPEKA — The Kansas Legislature-ordered audit of competition among government agencies, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses hasn’t ended political wrangling over efforts by a franchise club to Wichita-based fitness to get a property tax exemption. The Kansas Post-Audit Division, which works for the Legislative Assembly, presented a report on an attempt …

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Reader Caption: Share Your Experiences Navigating the Santa Barbara County Mental Health System | Local News

With just 16 beds at the Santa Barbara County Psychiatric Health Center — and no youth inpatient beds — residents are being ferried all the way to San Diego County to access this sometimes life-threatening care. Shortage of acute care beds in Santa Barbara County has caused long ER waits …

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