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Mental Health First Aid classes create confident helpers

July 17, 2019

Posted Jun 14, 2019 at 7:43 PM, Updated Jun 14, 2019 at 9:45 PM By Holly Zachariah The Columbus Dispatch https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190614/mental-health-first-aid-classes-create-confident-helpers Lynn Bowers saw a mention on TV news about a Mental Health First Aid class that was open to anyone, and she didn’t even wait until the broadcast was over before she registered. And only 30 minutes into the all-day session more »

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What Mental Health Statistics Can Tell Us

June 26, 2019, at 11:04 a.m. By Elaine K. Howley, Contributor U.S. News & World Report https://health.usnews.com/conditions/mental-health/articles/what-mental-health-statistics-can-tell-us MOST OF US KNOW SOMEONE who’s struggled with mental health issues. Whether it’s depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder or another problem, mental health issues are common.

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Responding To Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though. For example, during my first psychotic more »

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NAMI Joins Seven Leading Organizations To Launch Mental Health For US Coalition

6/10/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-Seven-Leading-Organizations-to-Launch-Mental-Health-for-US-Coalition NAMI, along with other prominent mental health and addiction organizations, launched Mental Health for US: a nonpartisan educational coalition aimed at elevating mental health issues on the 2020 campaign trail. The coalition is dedicated to uniting Americans to call for bipartisan support and systematic change through grassroots activation.

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Ohio House approves death penalty ‘mental illness’ bill

June 26, 2019

Author: Associated Press Published: 3:47 PM EDT June 5, 2019 Updated: 3:47 PM EDT June 5, 2019 WKYC 3 https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/crime/ohio-house-approves-death-penalty-mental-illness-bill/95-f34dbd9c-6539-4bd3-b728-7cb485487542 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has approved a bill prohibiting the executions of defendants if they’re found to have had a “serious mental illness” at the time of the offense. Offenders deemed by professionals to have more »

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