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March 8, 2014

Kansas suicide rate rises 53 percent in 12 years

The suicide rate in Kansas has increased 53 percent in the past 12 years and local efforts are underway to…

News
March 8, 2014

Jefferson County employees to receive mental health first aid training

As many as 200 Jefferson County employees will receive the eight-hour training to learn about mental health first aid “kits,”…

News
March 6, 2014

New program offers training to help youth in mental health…

As many as 70,000 Kansas children under age 18 have emotional/behavioral problems, and many are reluctant to seek help or…

News, Youth Mental Health
March 5, 2014

Bill would expand Mental Health First Aid to include working…

PHOENIX – A lawmaker wants to expand a state program that trains adults to identify and assist individuals showing warning…

News
March 3, 2014

State recognizes first class of instructors in youth mental health…

GREENVILLE, N.C. – The Department of Health and Human Services recognized the first group of instructors to graduate the state’s new…

News, Youth Mental Health
March 3, 2014

Mental health first aid training returns to campus

Bleeding or choking usually comes to mind when people think about first aid, but for some students, first aid involves…

News
March 2, 2014

Kudos for Senator Kelly Ayotte

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., received the 2014 Allies in Action Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention last…

News
February 28, 2014

Rep. Tarr Introduces Mental Health First Aid Legislation

Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) proposed legislation to authorize the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to administer a Youth…

News
February 28, 2014

Police, citizens suffer from lack of mental health beds

Twenty one percent of adult Oklahomans — 700,000-950,000 individuals — reported having a mental health issue during the past year,…

News
February 27, 2014

Donnelly Discusses Bill That Would Help Hoosier Veterans

To strengthen mental health efforts for veterans, the bill would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish an education…

News, Veterans
February 27, 2014

Soapbox: Parents, talk to your kids about suicide

This month we learned of the tragic deaths of two Colorado high school students who attended Douglas County High School,…

News
February 27, 2014

Mental health has more awareness today to combat stigma

The topic of mental health has become more open and knowledgeable as the public learns about mental illness and substance…

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