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COVID-19 sparks 12-fold increase in remote delivery of mental health care across the US

September 10, 2020

Sept 2, 2020 Source: Virginia Commonwealth University ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200902161705.htm The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a remarkable number of psychologists across the United States to shift to delivering mental health care to patients remotely, according to a national study led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University. The study, “The COVID-19 Telepsychology Revolution: A National Study of more »

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State budget freeze poses challenge in public safety, behavioral health

Aug 5, 2020 By Michael Martz Richmond Times-Dispatch https://richmond.com/news/virginia/state-budget-freeze-poses-challenge-in-public-safety-behavioral-health/article_a6e4e418-90eb-50de-9d0b-1291ce88ce91.html Faced with an “austere” state budget outlook amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia legislators are looking for ways to provide more compensation to state police to reverse a rapid increase in turnover among sworn officers, while pushing for better training of law enforcement officers in how they more »

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How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

Aug 26, 2020 By Katharine Hartleb NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2020/How-Early-Intervention-Impacted-My-Life I remember the first time I experienced the feeling of not being able to get out of bed. Not because I was too tired, but because I was too sad. It was during a time in my life when I was coping with a lot: My parents more »

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U.S. Senate Passes The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act

8/7/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/U-S-Senate-Passes-the-Commander-John-Scott-Hannon-Veterans-Mental-Health-Improvement-Act On August 5th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, S. 785, bipartisan legislation focused on efforts to reduce veteran suicide and improve mental health outcomes through improved access to care, better diagnostic tools and increased oversight of VA programs.

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Exhibit Spotlights Art By Those Struggling With Mental Illness

August 12, 2020

Jul 23, 2020 By Emily Leayman Patch https://patch.com/virginia/vienna/exhibit-spotlights-art-those-struggling-mental-illness VIENNA, VA — The Vienna Arts Society is showcasing the work of residents of Pathway Homes, a nonprofit organization providing affordable housing in Northern Virginia to those suffering from severe mental illness. The exhibit, located at 513 Maple Avenue West #1, opened at the beginning of July more »

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