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Barbers and bartenders get training in mental health first aid

February 8, 2017
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Bartenders are often called the best therapists and hairstylists hear all the gossip. Take it from Jessica Drake, who has worked both jobs: It’s all true. “Sometimes I go home and stare at the wall and just...
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Del. Joseph Yost pushes for mental health training for college resident advisers

February 8, 2017
RICHMOND — An effort to mandate mental health training for resident advisers at Virginia’s public colleges is moving forward in the General Assembly. A bill by Del. Joseph Yost, R-Pearisburg, would require resident advisers to receive eight hours of mental...
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House Passes Mental Health First Aid Act

September 29, 2016
On Monday, the House chamber unanimously approved the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s version of H.R. 1877, the Mental Health First Aid Act of 2015.  This legislation authorizes grants for mental health and substance use awareness training to law enforcement, first responders,...
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House Passes Mental Health First Aid Act

September 29, 2016
On Monday, the House chamber unanimously approved the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s version of H.R. 1877, the Mental Health First Aid Act of 2015.  This legislation authorizes grants for mental health and substance use awareness training to law enforcement, first responders,...
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National Council Hosts Briefing on Early Intervention, Mental Health First Aid

September 29, 2016
On Monday, the National Council for Behavioral Health joined the Eating Disorders Coalition to host a congressional staff briefing on Capitol Hill. The briefing focused on the importance of early identification of mental health and substance use disorders and the...
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Key House Committee Approves Mental Health First Aid Act

September 22, 2016
On Wednesday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved its version of the Mental Health First Aid Act (H.R. 1877).  This legislation authorizes grants for mental health and substance use awareness training to law enforcement, first responders, teachers, and...
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