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Mental Health and Substance Use State Fact Sheets

August 11, 2020

Jul 10, 2020 KFF https://www.kff.org/statedata/mental-health-and-substance-use-state-fact-sheets/ The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic downturn have taken a toll on mental health for many people, with over 30% of adults in the U.S. now reporting symptoms consistent with an anxiety and/or depressive disorder. KFF polling during the pandemic has consistently found large shares of the public saying that worry and stress related more »

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An Open Letter In Response To The President’s Executive Order On Safe Policing For Safe Communities

7/17/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/An-Open-Letter-in-Response-to-the-President-s-Executive-Order-on-Safe-Policing-for-Safe-Communities Today, NAMI, in partnership with CIT International and other national organizations working in mental health and policing, released an open letter responding to President Trump’s June 16th executive order, “Safe Policing for Safe Communities.” The order is the Administration’s response to the recent national outcry for police reform, following the killing of George more »

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Why We Need More Culturally Competent Therapists

Jul 10, 2020 By Sebastian Martinez NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Why-We-Need-More-Culturally-Competent-Therapists I am a Latinx (a person who is ethnically from a Latin American or Caribbean culture) living with co-occurring mental health conditions. It took quite some time for me to realize that my constant depressive state, trauma responses, insomnia and other symptoms all fall under the title more »

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Growing Stronger Together Virtual Event

August 10, 2020

Welcome to the Growing Stronger Together Virtual Event and thank you for joining us! Before we get started, please watch the video above for important information and directions regarding our virtual event. You can also read more about our virtual event in our program. All workshops will be recorded and available after this virtual event, more »

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Wisconsin Chapter 51 helping mental health patients

July 17, 2020

Published July 1, 2020/Updated July 2, 2020 By Isabella Hulsizer News8000.com https://www.news8000.com/wisconsin-chapter-51-helping-mental-health-patients/ When responding to an emergency crisis, it is often hard for officers to determine whether the person is acting out because of a mental health issue. But, county officials say, using Wisconsin Chapter 51 can be incredibly beneficial. “The best thing about a more »

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