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NY DOC receives grant to help mentally ill inmates

February 8, 2017
In addition to providing services to inmates, support teams will also offer support to correctional staff by providing skill refreshers and reinforcement of Mental Health First Aid training and techniques, bringing care packages to staff, and offering guidance.
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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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First aid expands to include mental health

February 8, 2017
Psycho. Mental. Bipolar. OCD. Crazy. These are the words many teenagers use to describe people struggling with real or perceived mental health issues, according to participants in a Mental Health First Aid training session hosted last week by the Rappahannock...
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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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