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NBC29 Special Report on Suicides: removing the stigma of mental illness

January 9, 2020

December 20, 2019 at 3:36 PM EST – Updated December 20 at 6:22 PM By Sharon Gregory CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. (WVIR) – The suicide rate is increasing in this country. From 1999 to 2017, the rate increased overall by 33-percent. The statistics are alarmingly clear, but the reasons are complex. The landscape of mental more »

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How this mental health advocate is helping others find their truth: ‘This is My Brave’

Posted December 11, 2019 5:07PM Updated December 11, 2019 5:26PM By Shelby Brown and Vernon Freeman Jr. WTVR RICHMOND, Va. — Lauren Hope is no longer ashamed to tell people that once in her life, mental illness drove her to attempt suicide. CBS 6 first introduced viewers to the VCU graduate and former news reporter a more »

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6 Ways You Can Help A Loved One On Their Healing Journey

Dec. 26, 2019 By Shainna Ali NAMI Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have more »

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NAMI Board Of Directors Names Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. As New Chief Executive

Dec 18 2019 NAMI NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families, today announced the appointment of Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2020. “On behalf more »

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Virginia psychiatric hospitals run short on open beds

December 13, 2019

November 20, 2019, 9:41 AM The Associated Press WTOP CATAWBA, Va. (AP) — Data from health officials in Virginia say the state’s psychiatric hospitals have been operating at 90% capacity or higher for the past three years. The Daily Press reports Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Daniel Carey is seeking nearly $20 more »

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