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Rural placements for nursing students help address rural health-care shortage

August 14, 2019

July 23, 2019 By David Tenenbaum University of Wisconsin-Madison News 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 more »

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As She Fought Mental Illness, She Found Love Along The Way

Aug 2, 2019 9:01 a.m. By Aisha Turner, Josh Axelrod OPB 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 more »

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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI 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 more »

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Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

By Lisa Dixon, M.D. Aug. 02, 2019 NAMI 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 more »

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IN DEPTH: Student mental health a focus for schools

July 17, 2019

Jun 28, 2019 By Susan Endres Baraboo News Republic 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 more »

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