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Eugene Weekly

Taylor Perse

27 June 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Homelessness is a serious issue in any state, but outlined in this article are 3 unique approaches in 3 different states that have proven successful. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Orlando, Florida, and Detroit, Michigan ha...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

20 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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There are many factors that prohibit people from being able to attend mental health counseling including financial reasoning and difficulty finding the right therapist. This is often even more difficult for the LGBTQ ...

The New York Times

Benedict Carey

17 June 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In a statewide, multi-business effort, California is working to identify a way to use technology to intervene in mental crises through the use of psychiatric apps. Acting as an early warning system, the piloting of th...

NPR

Patti Neighmond

10 June 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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People who experience trauma in their early childhood are at a higher likelihood of experiencing chronic pain in later years, which often goes untreated. However, emotional awareness and expression therapy, which comb...

The Guardian

Robert Booth

10 June 2019

London, England, United Kingdom

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Communicating with volunteers via text message can be less intimating for young people than dialing a hotline. Mental Health Innovations, a UK-based charity, operates the Shout text hotline. The service is part of an ...

WBEZ

Patrick Smith

6 June 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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An anti-violence program in Chicago called the Rapid Employment and Development Initiative, or READI, identifies and engages with those most vulnerable to partake or be a victim of gun violence, and provides them with...

Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

29 May 2019

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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Across the country, police departments are increasingly providing mental health services for law enforcement. Among the services deployed are internal support teams, post-incident debriefs, psychological first aid, an...

MedPage Today

Shannon Firth

29 May 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Creating a more compassionate working environment helps lead clinicians suffering from depression, trauma, or burnout, to seek care. The University of California San Diego’s medical system has piloted several approach...

Bangor Daily News

Beth Brogan

28 May 2019

Knox, Maine, United States

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The newly-elected district attorney in Maine, Natasha Irving, has started implementing restorative justice practices into the area’s criminal justice system. The use of restorative justice in this case includes offeri...

NPR

Caroline Covington

20 May 2019

Texas, United States

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Many people associate post-traumatic stress disorder as a diagnosis exclusively reserved for military or emergency responders, and this limited definition can lead to misdiagnoses for everyday civilians. Training more...

NBC News

Elizabeth Chuck

Marshall Crook

20 May 2019

Yakima, Washington, United States

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Adverse childhood experiences such as physical or substance abuse, parental divorce and emotional neglect can often negatively impact children's behavior at school. Recognizing this, some schools have started implemen...

Rolling Stone

Andrea Marks

16 May 2019

United States

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Climate change is impacting not just the environment but the way in which humans are able to exist within the altered landscape. As ecosystems shift, storms worsen and loss of homes continues to rise, the mental healt...

MedPage Today

Shannon Firth

16 May 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Linking health care workers to mental health counselors helps reduce the risk of suicide. In response to a high rate of suicides among clinicians and students at the University of California San Diego, the school impl...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

30 April 2019

Zimbabwe

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Depression and anxiety impact people across socioeconomic levels and geographic boundaries, despite being thought of as mostly isolated to wealthier western regions. Because training mental health professionals can be...

Kensington Voice

Henry Savage

29 April 2019

Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States

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Peer mentoring and other mindfulness practices are being implemented into industries where vicarious trauma or secondary traumatic stress can occur. These self-care practices are intended to help promote resiliency in...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

22 April 2019

Edwards, Colorado, United States

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Colorado's Eagle County identified that the community was facing a suicide crisis after rates started rapidly rising, especially amongst adolescents. To combat the issue, Vail Health invested $60 million towards impro...

Psychology Today

Laura Lee Huttenbach

18 April 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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By bringing mental health professionals and religious leaders together, faith communities can “flip the fear” of mental illness. Using grants from the American Psychiatric Association, organizations like Support Embra...

Pacific Standard

Tony Rehagen

17 April 2019

North Dakota, United States

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Using animals as a form of therapy is not a new concept, but combining this practice with traditional Lakota horse rituals has proven to be a powerful anecdote for treating youth mental trauma in these communities. Tr...

The Guardian

Ammar Kalia

27 March 2019

United Kingdom

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Seeking treatment for mental health concerns is often associated with a stigmatized perspective, but thanks to technological advancements, the use of mental health apps has helped reduce this viewpoint. Although the a...

Governing

Anna Gorman

26 March 2019

Alameda, California, United States

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Across the United States, overwhelmed emergency rooms constantly struggle to accommodate those that are having psychiatric health issues due to methods of necessary prioritization. To combat this issue, a handful of h...

University of Oregon

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Sarah Hovet

Winter 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Encouraging students to discuss social justice issues as well social pressures encourages mental health resilience. The Associated Students of the University of Oregon’s (ASUO) Men’s Center has transitioned from its o...

WBUR

Peter O'Dowd

22 March 2019

Thornton, Colorado, United States

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A K-12 public charter school in Colorado was facing a shortage in resources when it came to mental health counseling for students, so professional counselors have started training students to help. These students act ...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

20 March 2019

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, a state law requiring the use of a screening tool is being used to combat sex trafficking at the individual level. The screening tool identifies and offers support and protection to victims of sex traffic...

WLRN

Nadege Green

Daniel Rivero

14 March 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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For nearly two decades, Miami-Dade's Criminal Mental Health Project has worked to decriminalize mental illness, diverting people from jail into treatment and social services with an approach that has helped cut the ja...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Dave Miller

2019

Oregon, United States

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In Oregon, there’s about 8,000 children in the Foster Care System. “Oregon takes children away from their homes at a rate two times higher than the national average.” Youth Villages is hoping their intervention progra...

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