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Suicide in Ohio: 37 of 88 counties above U.S. average, coronavirus could cause spike

July 17, 2020

Posted July 6, 2020/Updated July 7, 2020 By Anne Saker, Cincinnati Enquire The Columbus Dispatch https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200706/suicide-in-ohio-37-of-88-counties-above-us-average-coronavirus-could-cause-spike A sweeping new examination of suicide in Ohio in the past decade finds that 37 of the 88 counties now surpass the national rate, and the coronavirus pandemic likely is triggering a “staggering” increase in such deaths. Ohio’s rural more »

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New unit helping Columbus police respond to cases involving mental health

June 19, 2020 By Maria Durant ABC 6 https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/new-unit-helping-columbus-police-respond-to-cases-involving-mental-health COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — In an instant, Columbus police say a case involving mental health issues can quickly intensify. It’s one reason the Mobile Crisis Response Unit was put together. It’s a unique unit that teams up with mental health counselors. “The social worker being in the more »

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Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care

July 6, 2020 By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Discrimination-and-Racism-in-the-History-of-Mental-Health-Care People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat. In the 1960s, more »

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This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities

July 1, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/This-Minority-Mental-Health-Month-NAMI-is-Raising-Awareness-About-Mental-Health-in-Underrepresent Arlington, VA — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, race and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. In fact, cultural differences can influence what treatments, coping mechanisms and more »

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Does Physical Health Impact our Mental Health?

July 14, 2020

Are mental health conditions related to our physical health? The short answer – yes. So what’s the long answer? Check out these stats: “People with cancer, diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure are at greater risk of a range of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and PTSD.”1 “Of people with severe symptoms of mental more »

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