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
By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms
A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though.
For example, during my first psychotic break, it felt as though my cognitive abilities had reduced to that of a toddler. I couldn’t understand what people said to me, and I Read More
NAMI, along with other prominent mental health and addiction organizations, launched Mental Health for US: a nonpartisan educational coalition aimed at elevating mental health issues on the 2020 campaign trail. The coalition is dedicated to uniting Americans to call for bipartisan support and systematic change through grassroots activation.Read More
Published 8:56 a.m. CT May 15, 2019 By Rory Linnane, Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten and Haley BeMiller Milwaukee Journal Sentinel https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/solutions/2019/05/15/teen-suicide-prevention-treatment-can-hard-to-find-across-usa/3620829002/
Teens across America are increasingly anxious and depressed. Social media is amplifying bullying and other bad behaviors, leaving kids feeling isolated and tormented.
In many parts of the country, it is difficult to get treatment for mental health problems.
Tragically, the number of young people dying by suicide is rising.
Amid a slew of negative statistics from the Pew Research Center, Read More
May 23, 2019 By Mary Jane Belleza KULR-8 https://www.kulr8.com/news/wisconsin-doctor-runs-k-in-states-to-raise-awareness-for/article_d3a32af0-7dcd-11e9-b77c-eb2014e536ab.html
One Wisconsin doctor is raising awareness for mental illness by running 5ks in all fifty states.
From coast to coast Dr. Adel Korkor is making it his mission to reduce the stigma of mental illness and over 4,000 are expected to join Dr. Korkor in the 5k series all fifty states.
Despite the windy weather the Billings community came out to Riverfront Park to spread awareness about mental illness.Read More