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NAMI founder, Nancy Abraham, wins Jackie Kennedy Onassis Jefferson Award

September 25, 2020

MADISON (WKOW) — A Madison woman stood out among hundreds of volunteers from across the country Thursday, when she was given a national award for public service. Nancy Abraham was honored with the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Outstanding Service Benefitting Local Communities through the Jefferson Awards. In 1977, Nancy was one of the founders more »

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Depression, anxiety spike amid outbreak and turbulent times

September 10, 2020

September 2, 2020 By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer Wisconsin Law Journal https://wislawjournal.com/2020/09/02/depression-anxiety-spike-amid-outbreak-and-turbulent-times/ Mental health therapists’ caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression are rising among Americans amid the coronavirus crisis, research suggests. In the latest study to suggest an uptick, half of U.S. adults surveyed reported at least more »

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Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee launches child mental health awareness campaign

Aug 6, 2020 By Ashley Hommer WSAW https://www.wsaw.com/2020/08/07/childrens-hopsital-in-milwaukee-launches-child-mental-health-awareness-campaign/ Children’s Wisconsin in Milwaukee launched the ‘Shine Through’ campaign Thursday to address the mental and behavioral health challenges kids face. According to a news release, the campaign highlights the hospital’s plan to detect mental health needs sooner, improve access to services, and reduce the stigma around the more »

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How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

Aug 26, 2020 By Katharine Hartleb NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2020/How-Early-Intervention-Impacted-My-Life I remember the first time I experienced the feeling of not being able to get out of bed. Not because I was too tired, but because I was too sad. It was during a time in my life when I was coping with a lot: My parents more »

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U.S. Senate Passes The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act

8/7/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/U-S-Senate-Passes-the-Commander-John-Scott-Hannon-Veterans-Mental-Health-Improvement-Act On August 5th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, S. 785, bipartisan legislation focused on efforts to reduce veteran suicide and improve mental health outcomes through improved access to care, better diagnostic tools and increased oversight of VA programs.

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