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Psychology Today

Laura Lee Huttenbach

18 April 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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By bringing mental health professionals and religious leaders together, faith communities can “flip the fear” of mental illness. Using grants from the American Psychiatric Association, organizations like Support Embra...

The Guardian

Ammar Kalia

27 March 2019

United Kingdom

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Seeking treatment for mental health concerns is often associated with a stigmatized perspective, but thanks to technological advancements, the use of mental health apps has helped reduce this viewpoint. Although the a...

Governing

Anna Gorman

26 March 2019

Alameda, California, United States

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Across the United States, overwhelmed emergency rooms constantly struggle to accommodate those that are having psychiatric health issues due to methods of necessary prioritization. To combat this issue, a handful of h...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

26 March 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A copywriting student at Miami Ad School developed small, stylish buttons depicting different commonly taken medications to encourage conversations around mental illness and to destigmatize mental health issues. The "...

WLRN

Nadege Green

Daniel Rivero

14 March 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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For nearly two decades, Miami-Dade's Criminal Mental Health Project has worked to decriminalize mental illness, diverting people from jail into treatment and social services with an approach that has helped cut the ja...

Yes! Magazine

Julia Hotz

25 February 2019

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom, loneliness is an epidemic. Those who feel chronically lonely may have weaker immune systems, an increased risk of cancer, and shorter life spans. These afflictions and risks associated with lone...

City Limits

Noah Phillips

13 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, much of the mental health infrastructure relies on the work of professionals known as Peer Specialists, who are individuals with lived experiences of mental health challenges and additional training ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Malcolm Burnley

28 December 2018

Connecticut, United States

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Philadelphia could benefit from Connecticut’s Child FIRST program. The company sends therapists to family homes to help them address their mental health situations using Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Child FIRST g...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Meerabelle Jesuthasan

27 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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An Army veteran who served in Iraq saw that post traumatic Stress disorder afflicted too many of his peers. He started a mental health technology company that tracks health data from heart rate to exercise to time spe...

The Huffington Post

Jason Cherkis

15 November 2018

United States

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Suicidologist James Motto discovered through extensive research that persistent contact with patients reduced their likelihood to repeat suicide attempts. He wrote letters to patients over up to 15 years and found tha...

San Jose Inside

Sarah Kwon

31 October 2018

San Jose, California, United States

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Injectable antipsychotics make adherence easier for the estimated 40-90 percent who struggle to remember their pills. These injections can help stabilize moods and symptoms for patients of psychological disorders like...

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Jordan Rosenfield

23 October 2018

Wyoming, United States

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A government task force called by Wyoming governor Matt Mead helped lower the number of hospital patients in the state. They overhauled an involuntary commitment regulation so that the state wasn't overspending and co...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

3 October 2018

Colorado, United States

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Suicide prevention begins with identifying and addressing risk factors in patients. The Axis Health System has implemented a model developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, which has shown success in places...

Texas Standard

Caroline Covington

17 September 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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In Texas, mental health care advocates are making strides to reduce stigma and connect people suffering from trauma with paths to healing. In public schools, teachers receive training on trauma, and local hospitals ar...

Second Wave Michigan

Sarah Rigg

23 August 2018

Michigan, United States

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Telemedicine, specifically telepsychiatry, is making getting psychiatric care into the hands of patients who would otherwise struggle to access timely mental health care. Patients connect with doctors or psychiatrists...

U.S. News & World Report

Casey Leins

22 August 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado works to connect traumatic brain injury survivors with resources for reintegrating into society—even if they have been incarcerated. Their work connect formerly incarcerated peopl...

The Guardian

Eleanor Ainge Roy

29 July 2018

Auckland, New Zealand

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New Zealand is opening a new prison for its most dangerous inmates, but it will feature more space and holistic therapies in the vein of prisons in Scandinavia, Belgium and Germany. The majority of people in New Zeala...

The Western News

Zachariah Bryan

27 July 2018

Montana, United States

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Telemedicine allows rural mental health patients access to doctors in a more frequent basis than if they had to travel to city centers for care. Though there are limits to telemedicine—it's preferable to see a doctor ...

Yes! Magazine

Mason Adams

25 July 2018

Virginia, United States

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After a brutal incident led to a violent attack and the death of his son, Senator Creigh Deeds was determined to reform the mental health system in Virginia. The Deeds commission passed a series of reforms, among them...

The Washington Post

Nathaniel Morris

23 July 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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More cities like Albuquerque and Louisville, are implementing programs that pair the resources of mental health professionals like psychiatrists with police departments to help officers deal more effectively, and less...

Yes! Magazine

Angela Fichter

29 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Across the United States, suicide rates are increasing every year, and funding for mental health care is not rising to meet this growing need. New York will be the first state to implement a successful European progra...

WKSU

Tim Rudell

6 June 2018

Ohio, United States

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There aren’t enough medical health care professionals to go around in Ohio—especially not in rural areas. Telepsychiatry is filling the void for residents of what the state is calling “mental health deserts,” though s...

PBS NewsHour

John Yang

9 April 2018

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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Kansas City is trying to prevent people who have mental health or substance abuse disorders, from committing crimes. In order to do that, the city created a police crisis intervention team. They help people access tre...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

6 March 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapeutic technique that accesses and heals trauma by mimicking brain processes present during sleep. New studies have found that EMDR has been effective in ...

NMPolitics.net

Diana Alba Soular

28 November 2017

Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States

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The only psychiatric hospital in New Mexico is in the north, which means frequent trips must be made from the south to bring new patients which is expensive and makes it difficult for southern families to visit. There...

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