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The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

19 June 2015

Australia

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MoodGYM is an online program targeted to help those suffering from depression for whom it is a challenge to access therapy because of location or the stigma it carries. Essentially a therapy session in your pocket, th...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Meg Kissinger

29 May 2015

Grafton, Wisconsin, United States

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Mental health care often requires a human touch and a personal connection. Tucked quietly in an office park in Grafton, volunteers at the COPE Hotline field nearly 23,000 calls a year from all over the Milwaukee area ...

The New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

25 May 2015

Wood Lake, Nebraska, United States

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There is a shortage of medical practitioners in thinly-populated rural states like Nebraska. But new laws now allow nurses with advanced degrees to practice without requiring a doctor's oversight.

Bright Magazine

Ruben Brosbe

14 April 2015

New York, New York, United States

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When students misbehave in school, teachers struggle to decide the right kind of intervention, with school suspension a common outcome. However, research has shown that school suspensions can increase the likelihood o...

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Léa Bouchoucha

1 April 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Female veterans are more likely to have a history of trauma, be unemployed, and be homeless. To address this disparity, the VA has started awarding grants to organizations that help female vets.

Yahoo! News

Tina Rosenberg

6 March 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A program in Philadelphia is pioneering new ways to treat the urban wounded. By seeing it as PTSD, and not pointing fingers, the city is using mental health tools to decrease violence and heal communities.

Cosmopolitan

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

25 February 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A Department of Justice study reported that about 75 percent of those released in 2005 were rearrested, and women prisoners often have a harder time re-entering society after release. A New Way of Life (ANWOL) is a Lo...

The New York Times

Sara Neufeld

20 February 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Preschoolers in the U.S. who misbehave are increasingly being expelled. In Connecticut, trained counselors educated teachers about how to deal with emotionally traumatized kids which reduced expulsions.

The Arizona Republic

Megan Cassidy

27 January 2015

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Assertive community treatment teams working through outreach-centered programs in Maricopa County have become an industry standard for treating those with persistent and severe mental illnesses who have recently been ...

Yahoo! News

Liz Goodwin

30 June 2014

New York, New York, United States

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U.S. courts are offering war veterans who face jail time the choice of rehabilitation. This helps them adjust to civilian life and reduces repeat offences.

TED Blog

Kate Torgovnick May

6 May 2014

United States

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Crisis Text Line provides counseling services via text, a medium with which teens are sometimes more comfortable. The approach complements the work of counselors and collects data for research purposes.

Mother Jones

Erika Eichelberger

21 March 2013

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Female sex workers in the United States face greater incidents of rape, drug abuse, health risks, and suicide, contributing to a high mortality rate. Incarcerating the number of prostitutes is also costly. Dallas Poli...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

8 January 2013

Vermont, United States

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In Vermont, a judge and a family services organization created RapidReferal – a process which offers addicts treatment immediately and has lowered recidivism. Funded by Medicaid, the program has had demonstrable impac...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

26 September 2012

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Post-traumatic stress has dire consequences for U.S. veterans, including an increase in suicide, and not all therapeutic treatments for the disorder have succeeded. To treat and potentially cure the effects of PTSD, t...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

18 July 2012

Uganda

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Different programs in various nations are training ordinary people and creating community groups to effectively satisfy the mental health needs of their communities. In many of these regions, "treatment gaps" – where ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

26 November 2010

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Children who have been through traumatic experiences have trouble opening up to people. A virtual program in Mexico City created by psychotherapists uses animated characters to get children to explain their thoughts.

SFGate

Kevin Fagan

14 June 2004

New York, New York, United States

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In San Francisco, 23 percent of homeless people return to the street after transitional housing programs. A New York program gives the mentally ill and homeless individual apartments alongside average New Yorkers and ...

SFGate

Kevin Fagan

13 June 2004

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia reduced chronic homelessness by coordinating outreach through a centralized office and providing immediate access to housing and services such as counseling and drug rehabilitation. San Francisco is study...

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

9 May 2004

San Francisco, California, United States

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In the U.S. most supportive housing programs have a 75 percent turnover rate, meaning people end up in the streets again. Direct Access to Housing in California manages a turnover rate of only 15 percent by providing ...

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