July 23, 2019 By David Tenenbaum University of Wisconsin-Madison News https://news.wisc.edu/rural-placements-for-nursing-students-help-address-rural-health-care-shortage/
As rural regions of Wisconsin cry out for better health care – and more of it – a partnership between the Monroe Clinic-SSM Health and University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing offers one solution.
The reason is simple: Students earning a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) require several field placements, or preceptorships, and a positive placement in, say, a small city, can influence their later choice of employment.Read More
Aug 2, 2019 9:01 a.m. By Aisha Turner, Josh Axelrod OPB https://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-as-she-fought-mental-illness-she-found-love-along-the-way/
Amanda Farrell struggled with mental illness for much of her adolescence.
When she was 18, she jumped in a lake because a voice in her head told her to. EMTs pulled her out and treated her for hypothermia. She was later placed in a psychiatric ward and committed by the state.
“Living in a cemented room with nothing but a pad on the floor, there was absolutely no hope,” she said. “I Read More
By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2019/How-to-Keep-People-Engaged-in-Mental-Health-Treatm
Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults with serious mental illness receive treatment compared to 71% of white adults.
That’s why National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 2008: to help increase awareness Read More
By Lisa Dixon, M.D. Aug. 02, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/Study-Shows-NAMI-Homefront-Helps-Veteran-Family-Me
It’s no secret that the transition from war to civilian life is not easy for service members or their families. Add mental illness, and the already difficult experience can become a debilitating one. Unfortunately, this situation is very common.
A 2014 study showed that nearly one out of four active duty service members showed signs of a mental health condition. Another study in 2008 found that about 20% of returning service members from Iraq or Afghanistan report experiencing Read More
Jun 28, 2019 By Susan Endres Baraboo News Republic https://www.wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/news/local/education/in-depth-student-mental-health-a-focus-for-schools/article_e509a052-e5dd-51f0-b9ee-9c7482a8d401.html
Wisconsin school districts are taking a multi-faceted approach to addressing mental health concerns of students.
Districts are training staff to recognize signs of trauma, connecting families with local mental health providers and allowing providers to meet with students in school. Much of the emphasis has been driven by changes at the state level aimed at providing funding and access to services for local schools.Read More
“People assume that someone that takes their life is living in a dark place literally, not figuratively, that they have no hope,” said father Jeff Fuller. “I want people to realize he was a great kid that had so Read More