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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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,…

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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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February 27, 2014

Federal report condemns use of solitary confinement for mentally ill…

Although hundreds of prisoners with mental illness remain in solitary confinement, sometimes for extended periods of time, prison leaders are…

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February 26, 2014

Learning Mental Health First Aid

People from service organizations, churches and others just wanting to learn more got a lesson in mental health CPR. The…

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February 21, 2014

Early intervention and education are key to combating mental illness

Mental illness affects each individual differently. Some self-mutilate. Some abuse drugs. Some consider suicide. Some die from their illness to…

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February 21, 2014

Educators Learn To Detect Mental Illness In Students

From Columbine to Sandy Hook Elementary School, the gunmen behind America’s worst school shootings have all had serious mental health…

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February 20, 2014

What works to reduce gun violence?

Gun violence is clearly a national crisis. Horrific instances of mass violence get the most attention, but instances of single-shootings…

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February 19, 2014

Champaign Agency to Offer Mental Health Workshop

A mental health agency in Champaign is working to reduce the stigma around mental illness, which it says affects about…

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