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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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‘You’ve got to make your own:’ Rural parents struggle to access mental health services for kids

April 7, 2019 By Mason Adams Virginia Mercury https://www.virginiamercury.com/2019/04/07/youve-got-to-make-your-own-rural-parents-struggle-to-access-mental-health-services-for-kids/ FLOYD — Becky Silvey has seen it all. The Franklin County mother has raised three children who have faced challenges ranging from addiction to autism to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. She’s struggled with a troubled marriage while navigating the school and criminal justice systems to advocate for her more »

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NAMI Celebrates Extraordinary Record Of Growth & Announces New Leadership

4/14/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Celebrates-Extraordinary-Record-Of-Growth-Announces-New-Leadership Today, the NAMI Board of Directors has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Mary Giliberti, as she departs to pursue more time with her family. “For forty years, NAMI has worked to build better lives for people affected by mental illness. Mary’s work in this pursuit has propelled the mental more »

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CBT For Psychosis: Approaches Families Can Use

Apr. 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching more »

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Va. officials begin planning new mental health care standards for jails

April 9, 2019

Mar 20, 2019 By Patrick Wilson Richmond Times-Dispatch https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/va-officials-begin-planning-new-mental-health-care-standards-for/article_c38219e6-e9df-5c96-8608-d0bb3f77a3d6.html State officials are preparing to write new standards for health care and mental health services in local jails. The move arises from legislation sent to Gov. Ralph Northam this year during an increased focus on jails in Virginia following the 2015 death of Jamycheal Mitchell in more »

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