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Cville Tests Teen Mental Health First Aid Program

June 26, 2019

Jun 10, 2019 By Sandy Hausman WVTF https://www.wvtf.org/post/cville-tests-teen-mental-health-first-aid-program#stream/0 It’s not unusual for teenagers to struggle with depression, anxiety and substance abuse – problems students are reluctant to discuss with their parents or teachers.  The situation resonates with pop star Lady Gaga, who is funding a new approach to teen mental health – a program being more »

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Thousands in mental health crisis are handcuffed by police. The state wants to cut that number.

May 17, 2019 By Marie Albiges The Virginian-Pilot https://pilotonline.com/news/government/virginia/article_c728d742-78ab-11e9-a85c-a733fb0ae39a.html At the Suffolk Police Department, it’s not unheard of for an officer to spend eight hours driving to Staunton and back with a patient who’s in the middle of a mental health crisis, handcuffed in the back of the cop car, headed for a psychiatric hospital more »

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NAMI Acting CEO Talks About The State Of Mental Health On C-SPAN

5/30/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Acting-CEO-Talks-About-the-State-of-Mental-Health-on-C-SPAN Angela Kimball, NAMI’s Acting CEO, was on C-SPAN Washington Journal for a 30-minute segment about the state of mental health in America. Angela discussed mental health issues, the importance of parity for mental health care, NAMI’s WhyCare? campaign and the importance of reducing stigma and discrimination around mental illness. The segment also included call-in more »

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Why It’s Important To Unplug Sometimes

By Carrie Cantwell | May. 10, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/May-2019/Why-It-s-Important-to-Unplug-Sometimes I love technology. I can keep in touch with friends all over the world through social media. With the click of a button, I can order groceries, shoes and furniture. I can even use apps on my phone to help manage my mental health and medications. Having easy access to so more »

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Virginia experts seek to ‘normalize’ conversations about mental health

May 16, 2019

By Brent Solomon | April 16, 2019 at 11:01 PM EDT – Updated April 17 at 9:03 AM NBC12 https://www.nbc12.com/2019/04/17/virginia-experts-seek-normalize-conversations-about-mental-health/ RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Candid conversations took place in Richmond on Tuesday about erasing the stigma of mental health and making it a part of everyday life. That was the focus of a community gathering featuring Virginia more »

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