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Virginia Health Care Foundation announces new mental health initiative

June 2, 2017

May 31, 2017 | By Hannah Story To mark its 25th anniversary, the Virginia Health Care Foundation has announced a $1.5 million behavioral health initiative designed to increase access to mental health services for medically underserved and uninsured Virginians. The new initiative is called Beyond Blue. It will focus on three prongs as part of more »

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An Invisible Illness is Still an Illness

June 1, 2017

May 22, 2017 | By Kevin Grimm When I was eleven years old, I walked through a plate glass window. There was a lot of blood, and I was rushed to the nearest hospital, panic-stricken, with a wound on my leg and another on my face. My mother was concerned that the rather superficial wound more »

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New CBO Score on AHCA Confirms Devastating Losses to Mental Health System

May 25, 2017 | nami.org Today, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) noted that the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score confirms devastating losses to mental health care in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA). “Under the American Health Care Act, it is estimated that 23 million Americans will lose coverage for mental more »

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The Difference Between a Disorder and a Feeling

May 1, 2017

April 24, 2017 | By Laura Greenstein Most people have experienced anxiety at some point. Running late for an important meeting, getting ready before a date, speaking publicly for the first time—anxiety is within the scope of the human experience. In fact, it’s a perfectly normal reaction to stressful situations. This fact is both positive more »

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Living with Depression: How to Keep Working

April 07, 2017 | By Emily Johnson I live with a high-functioning depression in my life, and in the workplace. I’ve been struggling since 2015, when I thought it was just fatigue. Medication and therapy have helped me feel better, but I still experience depressive episodes. Sometimes going to the office seems close to impossible—even more »

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