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Yes! Magazine

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

23 August 2018

Arkansas, United States

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Beyond the Shop is training barbers to serve as mental health advocates and "first responders" for the black male community in southern states. The programming and training encourages and allows men to open up about v...

100 Days in Appalachia

Brittany Hailer

14 August 2018

United States

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Drug users aren’t the only ones affected by the opioid crisis—first responders feel the effects, too. Critical Incident Stress Management is a program that gives them tools for coping with the emotional toll of workin...

WLRN

Jessica Bakeman

14 August 2018

Parkland, Florida, United States

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Camp Shine, is helping student survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, heal. Through art, dance, and music, they are processing their trauma. The camp, was founded by two upperclassmen fro...

Christian Science Monitor

Nissa Rhee

8 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago has seen a decline in violence, and one neighborhood in particular has led the way, nearly halving its shootings and homicides. Police in Englewood have changed how they work with the community and where they ...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

30 July 2018

New Hampshire, United States

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FAST Forward is a community health program for children that is aimed at keeping them at home rather than in hospitals. The program helps families build community support around their children.

Orange County Register

Theresa Walker

25 July 2018

Santa Ana, California, United States

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Instead of shunning schizophrenics, a Santa Ana neighborhood is home to The John Henry Foundation, a mental health residence. Residents are required to maintain their health, but enjoy the freedom to go to school and ...

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...

Texas Standard

Caroline Covington

18 July 2018

Texas, United States

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Most Texas counties don't offer psychiatry services, so Texas Tech University is sponsoring an $8 million fellowship that trains psychiatrists and then incentives them to remain in the area. In an effort to get immed...

High Country News

Alex Sakariassen

14 July 2018

Mirebalais, Haiti

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Although Haiti and Montana appear to be vastly different places, they have a few important things in common; they are geographically rural, they both face high rates of mental illness and a shortage of mental health c...

The Western News

John Blodgett

13 July 2018

Libby, Montana, United States

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Following the closure of the Western Montana Mental Health Center due to budget cuts to mental health care funding, Lincoln County established a mental health coalition. The coalition came up with a new system for dea...

High Country News

James S. Rosien

12 July 2018

Anaconda, Montana, United States

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Pintler Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Montana trains community members in a mental health first aid method called QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer. The state of Montana is encouraging citizens who regularly intera...

Yes! Magazine

Travis Lupick

11 July 2018

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Many people who struggle with mental health and substance abuse have trouble maintaining a consistent living situation. The Portland Hotel in the Downtown Eastside neighborhood of Vancouver came to be operated by a wo...

Daily Inter Lake

Adrian Horton

10 June 2018

Kalispell, Montana, United States

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Law enforcement agencies in Montana are undergoing Crisis Intervention Training so they are better equipped to respond to mental health emergencies. After budget cuts resulting social worker layoff, the region anticip...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

29 May 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Transitions Clinic Network is providing healthcare to men and women coming out of prison. The organization, which has treated over 5,000 patients, hires community health workers to connect former inmates to health...

The Guardian

Jennifer Rankin

18 May 2018

Geel, Belgium

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Residents of a small town in Belgium take in "boarders", people who have disabilities that render them unable to live alone. Many of these boarders stay with their host families for several decades, and they all parti...

Temple University

Laura Smythe

Spring 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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To reduce the stigma around seeking treatment for addiction, the Interim House in Philadelphia provides a women-exclusive program that focus on treating past traumas through the use of dialectical behavior therapy. Ba...

Daily Emerald

Austin Willhoft

15 April 2018

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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When choosing an industry to work in, cultural and familial pressures may play a role, especially around the field of mental health. When this proved true for a handful of international students at the University of O...

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...

Oakland Magazine

Sarah Kwon

2 April 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Dentists at the Asian Health Services Group in Oakland added a screening for mental health to their pre-appointment paperwork. Due to language barriers and cultural reluctance to acknowledge mental health issues, many...

Pacific Standard

Melody Schreiber

23 March 2018

Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada

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In a town called Clyde River, located in the Arctic Circle, the Ilisaqsivik Society is attempting to reverse the trauma inflicted on the Inuit people by climate change and cultural trends away from tradition. The Ilis...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

14 March 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Mental Health First Aid is an organization that provides 8-hour long trainings about how to respond to common mental health crisis. This solution helps to minimize existing stigmas around mental health and allows indi...

WSYX-TV

Rodney Dunnigan

21 February 2018

Ohio, United States

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In Ohio, an event brought addicts, their families and healthcare experts together to talk about the road to recovery for the whole community. By talking about the problem, the town will raise awareness and generate in...

The Guardian

George Monbiot

21 February 2018

Frome, Somerset, England

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Data from a trial in Frome, England shows that strong community support has a strong impact on recovery rates from a variety of medical ailments. The Compassionate Frome Project and Health Connections Mendip connect p...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jillian Bauer-Reese

28 December 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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For the tens of thousands of individuals struggling with opioid addiction in the United States, breaking their drug habit is never easy, and is often inhibited even by fellow addicts in recovery programs who stigmatiz...

The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

28 November 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In order to provide a means for people who have experienced trauma to find support and begin to heal, Reverend Liz Walker founded a counseling group for her Roxbury neighbors. Rev. Walker’s post-traumatic healing gro...

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