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The Colorado Sun

Joe Purtell

1 May 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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After a string of fatal and near fatal accidents rocked the Colorado climbing community--a community already all too familiar with such accidents--climber Madaleine Sorkin established the Climbing Grief Fund. By conne...

The Body

Giuliani Alvarenga

29 April 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Community-based programs provide important avenues through which marginalized populations receive education about sexually transmitted infections and access to resources. In Los Angeles, Central American refugees have...

New Hampshire Business Review

Sheryl Rich-Kern

23 April 2019

Littleton, New Hampshire, United States

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Counselors and caregivers need support, too. In New Hampshire, the North Country Task Force on Improving Opioid Treatment Outcomes is focusing on giving those working on the front lines of the opioid addiction crisis ...

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Padmini Parthasarathy

15 April 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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People who work in caring professions often experience vicarious trauma, and don't always take the time to seek care for themselves. Rino Consulting Solutions aims to help solve this issue, especially as it impacts pe...

University of Oregon

Zach Wilkinson

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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...

The Guardian

Sam Delaney

9 March 2019

Halifax, England, United Kingdom

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Studies conducted throughout the United Kingdom have shown that men are far more likely to commit suicide than women, but a series of monthly meetings by Andy’s Man Clubs are helping to fight against this. Built on th...

NationSwell

Jaime Buerger

5 March 2019

United States

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Abortion is often stigmatized, but women across the United States are finding that speaking out about their experiences is impacting the conversation in very tangible ways. From peer mentoring to changing the platform...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

2 March 2019

Concord, New Hampshire, United States

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An orchestra created by and for musicians with mental health struggles is working to create a safe space for individuals to create music and form support networks. The orchestra accepts everyone and is meant to be an ...

Radio Health Journal

Reed Pence

24 February 2019

Thousand Oaks, California, United States

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Suicide is becoming increasingly common in the veterinary medicine field due to many factors such as financial anxiety and the extreme stress of the job in general. To combat this, veterinarian organizations are conne...

Mother Jones

Samantha Michaels

19 February 2019

Stockton, California, United States

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Stockton, California is known as one of the most dangerous cities in the state, making the police department one of the most overburdened departments as well. That hasn't deterred the department from taking steps to c...

NPR

Rhitu Chatterjee

Rebecca Davis

13 February 2019

Salem, Oregon, United States

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When a teenager at a high school in Salem, Oregon began expressing threatening sentiments online, the community stepped in to help rather than punish the student. Through assessing the threat and then partnering him w...

City Limits

Noah Phillips

13 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, much of the mental health infrastructure relies on the work of professionals known as Peer Specialists, who are individuals with lived experiences of mental health challenges and additional training ...

Christian Science Monitor

Leslie Roberts

8 February 2019

Maiduguri, Nigeria

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The Neem Foundation brings intensive counseling and 1-on-1 therapy to survivors who escaped the horrific violence of Boko Haram, a terrorist group in northeastern Nigeria. With months of aid and tough conversations, t...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sarah Toth Stub

5 February 2019

Tel Aviv, Israel

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An Israeli Facebook group serves as a women's network for current or former prostitutes seeking help and support. The Hebrew-language group, called Lo Omdot Mineged, provides help in many forms, ranging from crowdsour...

Foreign Policy

Teresa Fazio

1 February 2019

Berga, Kalmar County, Sweden

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In November 2017 the Swedish army had their own #MeToo movement: "called #givaktochbitihop, which loosely translates to 'stand at attention and bite the bullet.'” A group of about 50 female sailors formed a group sup...

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Edward Siddons

18 January 2019

Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia

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The need for therapeutic support is far outstripping the rate that doctors and nurses can get through training, let alone having enough caregivers in low-income areas. However, extensive studies have proven that a com...

The New York Times

Hannah Seligson

8 December 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Across the United States, men are meeting in groups to unlearn toxic masculinity and find techniques to better confront and handle emotions like anger and shame. Although groups like the ManKind Project have been crit...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Gail Rosenblum

8 December 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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To address concerns about loneliness and isolation amongst retired men, organizations like Men's Sheds are gathering to give people a safe space to convey and process emotions while building the personal relationships...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

30 November 2018

Durango, Colorado, United States

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Many people struggle with some form of addiction, but not many will seek help. Young People in Recovery aims to change that by not replacing other avenues of help, but rather "enhance other forms of care" by providing...

The Washington Post

Caitlin Gibson

21 November 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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To better grieve the death of a parent, two friends in Los Angeles created an organization known as The Dinner Party which aims to bring people of similar experiences together to better cope with loss. Although the ho...

The Nation

Katie Rose Quandt

16 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Once deemed youthful “superpredators” condemned to spend their entire adult lives in prison, the peer counselors in Philadelphia’s Life After Life support group help other formerly incarcerated people transition back ...

WyoFile

Andrew Graham

13 November 2018

Bismarck, North Dakota, United States

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Criminal justice reform succeeds when states prioritize rehabilitation and over punishment. In North Dakota, the Free Through Recovery program increases the number of stakeholders in a parolee’s success, creating mult...

Vox

Sarah Kliff

2 November 2018

Greenville, United States

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In South Carolina, doctors are scaling programs based off of CenteringPregnancy, an initiative that uses group doctor appoints to better infant health and decrease infant mortality. Research shows that providing prena...

Anchorage Daily News

Marc Lester

26 October 2018

Seward, Alaska, United States

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At Spring Creek Correctional Center, top officials are instituting new programming for inmates in the hopes of creating a culture of respect and innovation, while decreasing recidivism rates. Some of the new initiativ...

Public Radio International

Louise Donovan

Hannah O'Neill

23 October 2018

Kenya

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In Kenya, and in other parts of Africa, widows are considered impure until a male has sex with them and cleanses them. If they don’t get cleansed they face social stigma. However, one widow, Roseline Orwa, refused, an...

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