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Responding To Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

July 17, 2019

By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though. For example, during my first psychotic more »

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NAMI Joins Seven Leading Organizations To Launch Mental Health For US Coalition

6/10/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-Seven-Leading-Organizations-to-Launch-Mental-Health-for-US-Coalition NAMI, along with other prominent mental health and addiction organizations, launched Mental Health for US: a nonpartisan educational coalition aimed at elevating mental health issues on the 2020 campaign trail. The coalition is dedicated to uniting Americans to call for bipartisan support and systematic change through grassroots activation.

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Cville Tests Teen Mental Health First Aid Program

June 26, 2019

Jun 10, 2019 By Sandy Hausman WVTF https://www.wvtf.org/post/cville-tests-teen-mental-health-first-aid-program#stream/0 It’s not unusual for teenagers to struggle with depression, anxiety and substance abuse – problems students are reluctant to discuss with their parents or teachers.  The situation resonates with pop star Lady Gaga, who is funding a new approach to teen mental health – a program being more »

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Thousands in mental health crisis are handcuffed by police. The state wants to cut that number.

May 17, 2019 By Marie Albiges The Virginian-Pilot https://pilotonline.com/news/government/virginia/article_c728d742-78ab-11e9-a85c-a733fb0ae39a.html At the Suffolk Police Department, it’s not unheard of for an officer to spend eight hours driving to Staunton and back with a patient who’s in the middle of a mental health crisis, handcuffed in the back of the cop car, headed for a psychiatric hospital more »

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NAMI Acting CEO Talks About The State Of Mental Health On C-SPAN

5/30/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Acting-CEO-Talks-About-the-State-of-Mental-Health-on-C-SPAN Angela Kimball, NAMI’s Acting CEO, was on C-SPAN Washington Journal for a 30-minute segment about the state of mental health in America. Angela discussed mental health issues, the importance of parity for mental health care, NAMI’s WhyCare? campaign and the importance of reducing stigma and discrimination around mental illness. The segment also included call-in more »

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