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Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

24 November 2021

Alaska, United States

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Alaska has begun certifying peer support specialists with a free 40-hour training. Peer support specialists use their own experiences with mental health conditions or substance use to guide others dealing with similar...

Think Global Health

Ted Alcorn

16 November 2021

United Kingdom

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Several UK organizations sprang into action to combat COVID-19-related lockdown loneliness and isolation. The Cares Family connected tens of thousands of younger and older neighbors to spend time together, virtually n...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

3 November 2021

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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To address Alaska’s high suicide rates, especially among youth, programs like the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training teaches people how to safely and confidently talk about suicide. The two-day training prov...

The Colorado Sun

Helen Santoro

12 October 2021

Saguache, Colorado, United States

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The Family Leadership Training Institute of Colorado is a community-driven collaborative aimed at increasing civic participation and collaboration between diverse stakeholders. The 20-week program focuses on cultivati...

Nation Africa

Angela Oketch

12 October 2021

Homa Bay, Kenya

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Pama Care is an initiative that coordinates HIV care within a family to address barriers to adherence to achieve viral suppression in children and adults. All HIV positive family members are put on the same medication...

Mountain Grown Community Radio (KVNF)

Laura Palmisano

7 October 2021

Montrose, Colorado, United States

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CASA serves children and families who have experienced abuse and neglect. The nonprofit owns an 8-unit residence for youth 18-24 who have aged out of the foster care system or are at risk for becoming homeless. The ho...

Tygodnik Powszechny

Krzysztof Story

14 December 2020

Poland

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Współpraca naukowców, organizacji pozarządowych, ekologów i rządu pozwoliła na przywrócenie naturze polskiego wilka, gatunku, który był na granicy wyginięcia. Metody takie, jak lokalizacje GPS i badania genetyczne pom...

Education Matters British Columbia

Tracy Sherlock

14 September 2021

British Columbia, Canada

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The British Columbia government waives tuition at public universities for undergraduate students who grew up in foster care, a measure that takes aim at the disadvantages young people face after aging out of the child...

Are We Europe

Federica di Saro

24 June 2021

Cologne, Germany

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Spektrum, a self-organized LGBTQ+ migrant organization, provides a space of belonging to queer migrants, who often feel out of place and ill-served by traditional organizations that do not understand the violence and ...

The Washington Post

Katy Reckdahl

26 May 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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First 72+ is a New Orleans reentry agency founded by formerly incarcerated people to help others as they exit prison. That help focuses on everyday needs for transportation, housing, and emotional support. As in many ...

Akron Beacon Journal

Sean McDonnell

13 May 2021

Akron, Ohio, United States

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People returning home to Akron from prison step into a community that needs healing, work that the formerly incarcerated can help with because of the lessons they can impart to younger people. But first they need thei...

Documentary Magazine

Kristal Sotomayor

27 April 2021

United States

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The Undocumented Filmmakers Collective provides a safe, inclusive, and non-competitive space for people to discuss issues they face in their careers. The nearly 40 members are spread out across the U.S. and use Zoom t...

Sapiens

Elizabeth Svoboda

7 April 2021

Sierra Leone

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When the rise of Ebola in West Africa strict protocols when handling those who were dying or had died from the disease, public health officials began working with anthropologists and other social scientists to increas...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

24 March 2021

Sanbornton, New Hampshire, United States

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Sanbornton Connect is a local information exchange and social network for aging residents who share advice about meeting the physical, mental, and emotional challenges of living out their years independently in their ...

The Huffington Post

Laura Paddison

13 March 2021

Santa Clara County, California, United States

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A pilot program in Santa Clara County, California, is providing a guaranteed monthly income to young adults who age out of the foster care system. In addition to $1,000 the recipients will also have access to financia...

Rafu Shimpo

Annakai Hayakawa Geshlider

11 March 2021

San Quentin, California, United States

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An educational program called ROOTS (Restoring Our Original True Selves) taught at San Quentin prison in Marin County, California, has transformed into the Literature Club due to the pandemic and has reached other nea...

The National

Priti Salian

12 February 2021

India

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In India, where stuttering is not recognized as a disability, The Indian Stammering Association (TISA) offers "free online courses, counseling, communication workshops, and daily virtual meeting" to help those who str...

WBEZ

María Inés Zamudio

26 January 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Promotoras de salud, also known as community health workers, are helping to connect Latino immigrants with reliable and factual information about COVID-19. Using a peer-to-peer outreach model, a team of seven promotor...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

25 January 2021

Laconia, New Hampshire, United States

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Compass House provides safety and support for women, many of them newly released from incarceration, who struggle with substance misuse issues or mental illness. The transitional housing program is the first of its ki...

KOIN-TV

Hannah Ray Lambert

12 January 2021

Wahkiacus, Washington, United States

Broadcast TV News

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Instead of burying or cremating a body after the person has died, some are turning their loved ones into compost. Washington recently became the first state to approve human remains composting, which environmentalists...

Kaiser Health News

Sarah Kwon

11 January 2021

Los Angeles County, California, United States

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As the coronavirus pandemic forces people into isolation and social distancing, places known as "peer respites" are providing a space for those "experiencing or nearing a mental health crisis" to seek help. While the ...

The Baltimore Sun

Tatyana Turner

23 December 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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In Baltimore, a non-profit known as the Next One Up program is helping young men who are struggling in school by supporting and advancing their academic, athletic, and social development through small group activities...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Hannah Wallace

13 November 2020

Sacramento, California, United States

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An initiative being piloted in the Sacramento hospitality industry aims to decrease the stigma restaurant workers face when talking about mental health concerns with their peers. This peer-to-peer mental health suppor...

PBS

Sarah Weiser

21 October 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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In the 1960s, a psychologist and a team of researchers in San Francisco began sending “caring letters" as a means of suicide intervention, but the practice didn't continue outside of the research study, despite showin...

Jackson Hole Community Radio (KHOL)

Meg Daly

15 October 2020

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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Following a series of public controversies over sexual assault, Jackson's Community Safety Network convened a series of training seminars to foster a response that no amount of legislation or criminal prosecutions cou...

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