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Ohio doesn’t adequately track foster kids’ psychotropic and opioid drug prescriptions, report finds

August 12, 2020

Jul 16, 2020 By Sabrina Eaton Cleveland.com https://www.cleveland.com/open/2020/07/ohio-doesnt-adequately-track-foster-kids-psychotropic-and-opioid-drug-prescriptions-report-finds.html WASHINGTON, D. C. – Ohio’s foster care system does not adequately track psychotropic and opioid medication prescriptions for children in its care who have painful injuries or conditions including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders that require such drugs, according to an inspector general’s report released more »

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Mental Health and Substance Use State Fact Sheets

Jul 10, 2020 KFF https://www.kff.org/statedata/mental-health-and-substance-use-state-fact-sheets/ The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic downturn have taken a toll on mental health for many people, with over 30% of adults in the U.S. now reporting symptoms consistent with an anxiety and/or depressive disorder. KFF polling during the pandemic has consistently found large shares of the public saying that worry and stress related more »

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An Open Letter In Response To The President’s Executive Order On Safe Policing For Safe Communities

7/17/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/An-Open-Letter-in-Response-to-the-President-s-Executive-Order-on-Safe-Policing-for-Safe-Communities Today, NAMI, in partnership with CIT International and other national organizations working in mental health and policing, released an open letter responding to President Trump’s June 16th executive order, “Safe Policing for Safe Communities.” The order is the Administration’s response to the recent national outcry for police reform, following the killing of George more »

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Why We Need More Culturally Competent Therapists

Jul 10, 2020 By Sebastian Martinez NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Why-We-Need-More-Culturally-Competent-Therapists I am a Latinx (a person who is ethnically from a Latin American or Caribbean culture) living with co-occurring mental health conditions. It took quite some time for me to realize that my constant depressive state, trauma responses, insomnia and other symptoms all fall under the title more »

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Mental Health in a Minority Community: A Real Perspective

July 24, 2020

Photo from www.pexels.com In this month of July, we are celebrating people of minority communities who have mental illnesses. First, introduction. My name is *Noelle and I am from India. My favorite hobbies are drawing, listening to music, dancing, and watching movies on Netflix. Aside from my interests, I have bipolar disorder.  Bipolar disorder is more »

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