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News: April 2014

Mental health first aid course teaches warning signs – KWWL

April 30, 2014
On Tuesday, nearly three dozen people gathered at the Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Facility to attend a free, two-day training course to become mental health first-responders. As executive director of the Dubuque County Veterans Affairs Commission, Charlie Brimeyer has...
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Pepper’s case spotlights gaps in mental-health care

April 29, 2014
Almost everyone in Victoria has a Pepper story. “My daughter, who is in fourth grade, even talks about him,” District Attorney Stephen Tyler said. “He’s more famous than you or I or anybody in town.” So it surprised some when...
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Fair Lawn may become ‘stigma-free zone’

April 29, 2014
Fair Lawn – The borough is on track to become the second “stigma-free zone” in Bergen County next month. The Care Plus New Jersey initiative to eliminate stigmas attached to those who suffer from mental illness has received unanimous consent...
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First-aid training for mental health could aid at-risk veterans

April 28, 2014
A push for new funding — and the use of existing funds — may soon make more resources available to help identify vets who need help with depression or other mental illness through the National Council for Behavioral Health’s “Mental...
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U.S. Rep. Esty discusses mental health issues at Torrington’s Prime Time House

April 26, 2014
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5) on Friday visited Prime Time House, a residential mental health facility, for a roundtable discussion with the members, director, and board members. Link to Source
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Mental Health First Aid for Veterans Launches

April 24, 2014
The National Council, along with leaders from veterans service organizations and fellow mental health advocates, today launched a new training program – Mental Health First Aid for Veterans – that offers participants a simple, proven combination of information and techniques...
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