Tag Archives: mental illness

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Family-to-family classes to focus on mental health

[ad_1] 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 …

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Ellenberg and Manley: Mental health and addiction as a public health crisis

[ad_1] We’ve seen the headlines and reports, social media posts and countless podcasts. COVID-19 has brought to light existing gaps in our systems that have left us all exposed. But for decades before the coronavirus became part of our lexicon, these shortcomings began to manifest on our streets, in our …

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The bill would dedicate two days to student mental health

[ad_1] 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 …

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To find out what works in rural mental health care, listen to the innovators – InsideSources

[ad_1] Everyone in this country is experiencing the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health in one way or another. Even before the pandemic, nearly 14.2 million Americans suffered from severe mental illness every year, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. It might surprise you to know that …

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Mental health issues rise during the holidays for people staying in shelters

[ad_1] CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Many homeless people over Christmas in the tri-state have nowhere to go and many shelters are at full capacity. “Don’t look at these people like they’re garbage because they’re still human,” said a homeless man who stays at City Gospel Mission. He agreed to speak to …

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Nationwide shortages of mental health workers result in long wait times for care in the Ozarks

[ad_1] SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Getting mental health care can be tough right now, not just in Southwest Missouri, but across the country. Many patients have long wait times for appointments. It is a problem that mental health care is seeing across the country. Stephanie Appleby, executive director of the …

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Knoxville Gym launches men’s club to get men talking about mental health

[ad_1] Photo credit: CrossFit Beardon (facebook.com/CrossFitBearden) Do you like the Chalk Up in the morning? Access additional exclusive interviews, analysis and stories with an Rx subscription. On Wednesday evenings between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., a group of men gather at CrossFit Bearden in Knoxville, TN, not to work out, …

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He was homeless and suffered from schizophrenia. Last month he passed the bar exam.

[ad_1] SAN DIEGO – The homeless woman did not recognize him as she asked for change, but Adrian Arias remembered her. “This was my corner,” he said, pointing to the spot on the sidewalk outside the old central library in downtown San Diego. This story is for subscribers We offer …

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Initial Funding Approved for State Mental Health Monitor

[ad_1] JACKSON, Miss. A federal judge has approved funding for an independent monitor tasked with collecting and analyzing data on how Mississippi’s mental health system works to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on Dec. 3 ordered the state to make an upfront payment of $ 25,000 to …

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Franklin commissioners approve increase in mental health tax

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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NBA All-Star Kevin Love Honored For Mental Health Advocacy

[ad_1] 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 …

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After being taken to mental health facility, Everson Griffen placed on reserve list – WCCO

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Vikings placed Everson Griffen in reserve on Friday following an incident earlier this week where police and mental health professionals responded to his home. The 33-year-old will not play Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. However, it’s unclear how long he will be …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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Glorification of mental illness in the media – Hamilton County Reporter

[ad_1] By PEARL HENDERSON High school student Sheridan Editor’s Note: The Sheridan Student Column is brought to readers by the Grade 10 English class at Sheridan High School, taught by Abby Williams. On TV, in books, in movies, and even on social media, we see mental illness everywhere. While it …

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Improving the Operation of Hybrid Service Models by Leveraging Pharmacy Services – Free Webinar from Genoa Healthcare & OPEN MINDS

[ad_1] GETTYSBOURG, Pennsylvania., November 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Enabled November 9, 2021 To 1 p.m. ET, OPEN MINDS will host a webinar, Making hybrid service models work ‘better’ by leveraging pharmacy services, available free of charge courtesy of Genoa Healthcare. This event will feature two leaders from specialist …

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Community mental health seeks support from Mecosta County

[ad_1] BIG RAPIDS – Community Mental Health for Central Michigan seeks support from the Mecosta County Board of Commissioners with a resolution opposing two laws in the Michigan House and Senate. House Bill 4925 would amend the Mental Health Code to create a Behavioral Health Oversight Council within the Department …

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Spain’s Crying Room seeks to ban mental health taboo

[ad_1] MADRID, October 17 (Reuters) – “Come in and cry,” a sign tells visitors. “Me too, I have anxiety”, lights up another notice in pink. There are phones in a corner with the names of people you can call when you’re feeling down, including a psychologist. Welcome to La Lloreria, …

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Mental health is a timeless issue // L’Observateur

[ad_1] Friday marks the end of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. At the end of September, The Observer encourages the tri-campus community and our readers to continue to advocate for mental health and support each other, especially as the pandemic approaches its 19th month. As mental health resources have become inaccessible …

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Maryland delegation supports community mental health

[ad_1] U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) Today announced more of $ 18.2 million in COVID-19 relief funds to increase access to mental health services and substance use …

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McLean Hospital Research Assistants Form Union

[ad_1] Research assistants at McLean Hospital in Belmont have organized themselves, seeking higher pay and systemic change in a work environment that some describe as dangerous and unfair. A group of 145 research assistants are expected to begin contract negotiations on Monday. They are the first employees to organize in …

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‘She broke’: Woman accused of stabbing Taunton hospital worker struggles with mental illness, stepfather says – Boston News, Weather, Sports

[ad_1] TAUNTON, MASS. (WHDH) – A woman accused of repeatedly stabbing a Taunton hospital worker in an ‘unprovoked’ attack has been taken into custody without bail. Victoria Disharoon, 28, of Taunton, was arraigned in Taunton District Court on Thursday for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. “She basically said …

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Telemedicine among Medicaid recipients in community mental health care during the first three months of the 2020 Covid-19 state of emergency – Ainslie – 2021 – Health Services Research

[ad_1] Research objective Little is known about the effectiveness of telemedicine for patients with severe mental illness (SMI). We sought to identify and describe the characteristics of Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) MCH patients associated with treatment retention and telemedicine use during this period. Study design This research is an …

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Overcome mental health stigma

[ad_1] The psychological and socioeconomic fallout from the pandemic could lead to an accelerated trend in depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation, attempts and deaths in Fairfax County, mental health experts reported during the ‘Fight Suicide’ Walk-a-thon at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston. 21st of August. There is a need for …

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How can we all follow Simone Biles’ example

[ad_1] At only 24 years old, Simone Bilès is the most successful gymnast in the world. She has an incredible number of 32 medals, from the Olympics and other international competitions. With her talent, she seems to have everything, from the outside, that is to say. Like everyone else, Biles …

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Non-profit organizations working to strengthen mental health

[ad_1] By Felix Rodriguez, Program Associate, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Officially recognized in June 2008 (and still recognized today), National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Bebe Moore Campbell – otherwise known as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month – was created to raise awareness of the unique struggles people of …

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