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

January 9, 2020

Posted December 11, 2019 5:07PM Updated December 11, 2019 5:26PM By Shelby Brown and Vernon Freeman Jr. WTVR https://wtvr.com/2019/12/11/how-this-mental-health-advocate-is-helping-others-find-their-truth/ 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 https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/6-Ways-You-Can-Help-a-Loved-One-on-Their-Healing-J 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 https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2019/NAMI-Board-of-Directors-Names-Daniel-H-Gillison-Jr-As-New-Chief-Executive 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 https://wtop.com/virginia/2019/11/virginia-psychiatric-hospitals-run-short-on-open-beds/ 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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Arlington County considering jail diversion program for people with mental illnesses

Published: 11:35 PM EST November 16, 2019 Updated: 11:35 PM EST November 16, 2019 By Jess Arnold WUSA9 https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/virginia/arlington-county-considering-jail-diversion-program-mental-illnesses/65-e89fcceb-1aad-4d21-aaf8-3b6c78e5c4ec Activists have long said that the criminal justice system is not friendly to people with mental illnesses. Arlington County is addressing that problem by establishing a new jail diversion program. The Department of Human Services is drafting a behavioral more »

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