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Virginia Doctor’s Mental Health Initiative Offers Help for African-American Communities

June 6, 2020

May 6, 2020 By Cory Smith and Iris Vukmanovic NBC Washington https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/virginia-doctors-mental-health-initiative-offers-help-for-african-american-communities/2295237/ African-Americans are disproportionately impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic, and experts are concerned about the long-term mental health effects the virus will have on communities of color – and one Virginia doctor is trying to do something about it. Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, founder more »

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This mental health worker in Virginia Beach is helping people cope with their pandemic fears

Jun 3, 2020 By Ana Ley The Virginia-Pilot https://www.pilotonline.com/news/health/vp-nw-essentials-mental-health-worker-20200603-wgjjifdikrb33adloxutqx4aji-story.html I’ve had clients who are afraid to eat because they’re afraid that there’s some virus in the food. They were getting dizzy, going to the hospital having all kinds of low things in their blood because they haven’t been eating. Just terrified. I’ve had clients who more »

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Google Partners With NAMI To Create An Anxiety-Disorder Self-Assessment

5/28/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/Google-Partners-with-NAMI-To-Create-an-Anxiety-Disorder%C2%A0Self-Assessment Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have access to a clinically-validated questionnaire called the GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7) that helps evaluate a person’s level of anxiety. After taking the questionnaire, Google will point users to more »

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The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement

Jun 1, 2020 By Jessica Walthall NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2020/The-Evolution-of-the-Mental-Health-Movement As we enter a new decade, it’s important to remember that early NAMI pioneers were up against a society that didn’t understand, let alone talk about, mental illness. People with mental illness and their families were left in the dark, afraid that sharing their experiences could negatively more »

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