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Katie Arnold

17 November 2017

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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A large ethnic cleansing campaign in Myanmar leading to rape and unsafe conditions of women has resulted in an increase in female refugees to Bangladesh. A center run by the United Nations Population Fund is a place ...

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Alice McCool

16 November 2017

Juru, Rwanda

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1 million people were killed, primarily by men, in the Rwandan genocide. Now, community-based sociotherapy is helping men who were both perpetrators and victims heal together while building trust in their communities.

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Katie Arnold

16 November 2017

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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Hundreds of thousands of women and girls have fled from Northern Myanmar's military ethnic cleansing to Bangladesh, often having suffered rape and gender violence. The United Nations Population Fund center is a place ...

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Sally Nyakanyanga

3 November 2017

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Mental health care is often overlooked in Zimbabwe even though depression is prevalent. The Friendship Bench Project involves benches located by clinics where individuals can come speak to older female counselors abou...

The Victoria Advocate

Jessica Priest

10 October 2017

Palacios, Texas, United States

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When one community decided it was time to seek chance in public discourse, they didn't look for guidance at the national level, but instead asked, "What are the best ways that we can solve this ourselves?" Although st...

The New York Times

Amelia Schonbek

26 September 2017

Dunkirk, New York, United States

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The rampant opioid epidemic tearing through communities across the United States is exacerbated by a rigid court system that fails to address individual needs and a severe lack of comprehensive treatment options, even...

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Katie Colaneri

1 August 2017

Pennsylvania, United States

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Peer to peer programs have existed since the 1980s. These programs pair up a person with mental health illness, with one another. The concept, is relatively new in the prison systems, and is gaining traction in states...

The Atlantic

Amadou Diallo

18 July 2017

Buffalo, New York, United States

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In a Buffalo school district where many students from low-income families struggled with trauma, attendance, and the effects of poverty, a non-profit initiative called Say Yes to Education is implementing drastic chan...

NPR

Lauren Silverman

13 July 2017

Dallas, Texas, United States

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The concept of peer-to-peer support has been leveraged by organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous for decades; but for perhaps the first time, health care systems are leveraging this method to help treat patients with...

The Atlantic

Olga Khazan

22 June 2017

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States

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People living in rural areas often do not have access to therapy, additionally, the price of therapy can be expensive. In Tennessee, therapists now provide brief psychotherapy sessions within a health clinic, in order...

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Sarita Santoshini

15 June 2017

Sikkim, Gangtok, India

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For many youth in India, illegal drugs are readily available, but rehab is socially stigmatized, government resources and information for narcotics are sparse, and there are few options for a user looking to get clean...

WTTW-PBS

Brandis Friedman

25 May 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Two years after the city of Chicago approved reparations for the dozens of men tortured by a squad of police, one part of the plan, the Chicago Torture Justice Center, opened as a provider of mental health counseling ...

TVO

Meera Vijayann

18 April 2017

London, Ontario, Canada

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Volunteers all over Canada are working hard to implement the Canadian government's mission to resettle 12,000 Yazidi refugees. A large part of the plan focuses on mental health support for this heavily-traumatized pop...

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Tom Colls

11 April 2017

Saint Helier, Bailiwick of Jersey, United Kingdom

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On the island of Jersey, postal workers don’t just deliver the mail: they also check up on elderly people during their routes. With a quick face-to-face chat, they check that they’ve taken their medication and if ther...

Global Sisters Report

Melanie Lidman

6 April 2017

Rwanda

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Benebikira 'Sister Listeners' offer informal counseling to both victims and perpetrators of violence during the Rwanda genocide, seeking to forge a bridge of understanding. Their roles as listeners are especially impo...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Kym Klass

10 March 2017

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Military suicides has grown dramatically in recent years, and new programs are trying to educate and reduce the stigma of confronting mental health. A new 10-day intensive outpatient program has been implemented as we...

Yes! Magazine

Zenobia Jeffries

13 February 2017

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Communities in Chicago and Detroit work to involve neighbors and law enforcement to join forces in the fight against gun violence in the United States. By creating a genuine connection between local police and the com...

Upworthy

James Gaines

29 December 2016

Zimbabwe

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In Zimbabwe, a country of 15 million people, there are only around 10 psychiatrists. The Friendship Bench Project trained local older women in problem-solving therapy to be community health care workers. By increasing...

Chicago Tribune

Annie Sweeney

10 December 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Girls in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods face extensive danger on a daily basis. Not enough is being done to help girls so that they do not engage in violence or self-harm. Programs such as the Urban Warrior Program,...

Detroit Free Press

Rochelle Riley

20 November 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Children in Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan suffer from poor parenting, poor schools, excessive violence, emotional stress and a lack of opportunity. Various agencies are helping these kids on various levels such a...

Detroit Free Press

Gina Damron

19 November 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Across the country, hospitals are embracing intensive intervention programs to help victims of violence — including those who have criminal histories — after they have been brought in for treatment of injuries. Such p...

Public Radio International

Jasmine Garsd

3 November 2016

Colombia

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Around 2 million Columbians are enrolled in a government funded program aimed at helping people forgive one another. Former guerilla fighters, militants, and victims of violence get together to talk to each other. “I ...

The Washington Post

Colby Itkowitz

12 October 2016

Blackpool, England

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The key to ending social issues such as depression and homelessness may lie in prevention rather than reaction, and some non-traditional methods outside of the professional or government sphere are leading the way. Ca...

Jackson Free Press

Arielle Dreher

5 October 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Mississippians who receive earned probation for crimes that do not carry a death sentence or involve deadly weapons will now have access to high-school equivalency education, alcohol and drug counseling, re-entry and ...

The Taos News

JR Logan

11 August 2016

Questa, New Mexico, United States

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Addressing addiction takes long-term care and a multi-faceted approach. A model program at the Questa Health Center in the village of Questa, New Mexico, combines treatment with the drug, Suboxone, alongside a behavio...

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