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February 12, 2014

Establishing a Mental Health First Aid Program

Lawmakers are once again trying to establish a training program that would help teachers identify the signs of mental illness.…

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February 12, 2014

A first step in addressing the mental health aspect of…

When the omnibus spending bill was signed into law by the president, most of the attention was – quite understandably…

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February 12, 2014

FY2014 funding for SAMHSA expands vital mental health services –…

As a result of the Fiscal Year 2014 “Consolidated Appropriations Act” (P.L. 113-76), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…

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February 11, 2014

Thank you, Sen. Begich, for fighting for mental health awareness

Over the past year there have been numerous debates and hearings on Capitol Hill culminating in a series of legislative…

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February 11, 2014

2014 sees federal budget approved, and uptick in funding for…

The new federal budget brings good news for mental health and substance use disorder treatment. When sequestration – the automatic…

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February 11, 2014

FY2014 funding for SAMHSA expands vital mental health services

As a result of the Fiscal Year 2014 “Consolidated Appropriations Act” (P.L. 113-76), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…

News, Youth Mental Health
February 11, 2014

Mental Illness Has Own First Aid Program [Video]

Mental illness is an illness that requires immediate treatment once a person is diagnosed. This diagnosis might happen earlier because…

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February 10, 2014

Binghamton Senators Power to the Purple Event Promotes Youth Mental…

Power to the Purple Night seeks to inspire conversations about youth mental health and promote mental well-being. Mental health isn’t always…

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February 9, 2014

More crisis intervention training for officers seen as key step

It’s a tale that has thrust Southeastern North Carolina in the national spotlight over the complicated relationship between the police…

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February 9, 2014

2013 ‘Year in Review’ for the mental health community

Access Press recently reviewed last year’s headlines for the disability community. There were also some very important changes to the mental…

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February 7, 2014

Algee-ometer: A State-by-State Count of First Aiders Trained

The map outlines the total number of people trained in Mental Health First Aid, by state, through December 2013. Figures…

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February 7, 2014

Steller: Dems target moderate GOP legislator Orr

Steele has worked with Orr on legislation such as a bill to fund mental-health first aid, and it’s useful for…

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