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News: December 2013

Mental Health First Aid Program Trains People to Spot Cues of Illness

December 30, 2013
Treating the first signs of a mental health crisis could eventually become as common as administering CPR. Transitions of Western Illinois has trained about 90 people a year since 2010 through the Mental Health First Aid program. Tragic shootings at...
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Joanne Kelly: Suicide Prevention Programs to Help Faith Communities

December 30, 2013
In Susan Marine’s guest commentary (“Suicide as a major public health problem,” Dec. 20), she articulates the harsh realities of suicide in Colorado. She lists factors contributing to our state’s dismal suicide statistics, including shortage of funding for suicide prevention...
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After Newtown, Building A Stronger System Of Mental Health Services

December 28, 2013
Building on momentum generated by the Newtown shootings, advocates for mental health services hope to make strides next year on multiple fronts, including strengthening services in schools and improving coverage and access for privately insured patients. Read More…
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Chamisal resident named a ‘Hero of Health’

December 24, 2013
Chamisal resident Juliana Anastasoff has been named the Con Alma Foundation’s 2013 Hero of Health. Anastasoff was key, for example, in bringing Mental Health First Aid to local residents. The program created a network of hundreds of individuals trained in responding...
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Sandy Hook: One Year Later

Sandy Hook: One Year Later, Time for Action

December 5, 2013
A year has come and gone. And during this holiday season, it’s hard to think of those 20 innocent children and six brave adults in Newtown, Connecticut who will never unwrap their presents, hug their families, or bake cookies again....
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Sandy Hook: One Year Later

Sandy Hook: One Year Later, Time for Action

December 5, 2013
A year has come and gone. And during this holiday season, it’s hard to think of those 20 innocent children and six brave adults in Newtown, Connecticut who will never unwrap their presents, hug their families, or bake cookies again....
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