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KXAN-TV

Josh Hinkle

17 May 2020

Lubbock, Texas, United States

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Experts, advocates, and lawmakers are working within the Texas prison system to help individuals experiencing incarceration access mental health care. A promising practice has been the use of telepsychiatry, or virtua...

Health Affairs

Rob Waters

February 2020

Trieste, Italy

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In Trieste, Italy, accessing mental health care resources is made easier by an approach that allows for people to seek assistance without the fear of being punished. In most cases throughout the region, mental health ...

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Karen Black

7 January 2020

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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In Toronto, Canada, two former finance professionals are using their business acumen to help mental health organizations find efficiencies through their non-profit organization Capitalize for Kids. Acting as pro-bono ...

The Atlantic

Max Blau

31 December 2019

Washington, United States

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Drug companies that market long-lasting psychiatric drugs have found new clientele in courtrooms and prisons, as a means to treat mental health issues for those that have been incarcerated. Although the practice of ta...

The Guardian

Senay Boztas

12 December 2019

Netherlands

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Providing care to individuals with psychiatric problems reduces the need for incarceration. With the help of a psychological rehabilitation program known as TBS, the Netherlands has shut entire prisons following a dec...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

1 December 2019

California, United States

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Implementing checklists to prevent suicide risks can reduce the number of deaths by suicide in psychiatric facilities. Since 2007, Veteran’s Affairs medical facilities across the country have successfully reduced the ...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

15 October 2019

Washington, United States

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Various therapies have shown promise in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, especially for those also suffering from chronic pain or addiction. One method, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, helps tho...

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Tracy Leturgey

16 September 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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In rural counties, it's not always easy to seek mental health treatment. To address this, several different resources have been built over the years in Richmond County, Ohio from call or text hotlines to educational c...

Popular Science

Temma Ehrenfeld

12 September 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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There is a movement amongst clinicians and researchers involved in suicide prevention to reclassify suicide as a "condition in its own right" in order to better teach and treat symptoms. In some places, such as Detroi...

Stateline

Max Blau

10 September 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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After several high-profile suicides at various prisons throughout the U.S, ten states have enacted new policies for jails and prisons in order to intervene before it's too late. From enhanced suicide prevention traini...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

9 September 2019

Mumbai, India

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In India, many people suffering from undiagnosed mental illnesses end up wandering on the streets, but a Mumbai psychiatrist is addressing the problem by treating their illnesses and reuniting them with their families...

Broadview Magazine

Anne Theriault

5 September 2019

Geel, Belgium

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Normalizing mental health care helps create inclusive communities. In Geel, in Belgium, centuries of pilgrims seeking the blessing of Dymphna, the city’s patron saint of mental illness, have created a culture of commu...

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

2 September 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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The Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) program serves to train health officials how to identify early signs of mental illness in young adults, and it's working. The program, which saw a "35 percent decl...

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Nikita Poliakov

16 July 2019

Prague, Czech Republic

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Individuals at a high risk of suicide can benefit from targeted, accessible, and client-centered care. As part of a new mental health initiative, the Czech government is funding mental health centers for patients at h...

The New York Times

Benedict Carey

17 June 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In a statewide, multi-business effort, California is working to identify a way to use technology to intervene in mental crises through the use of psychiatric apps. Acting as an early warning system, the piloting of th...

NPR

Patti Neighmond

10 June 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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People who experience trauma in their early childhood are at a higher likelihood of experiencing chronic pain in later years, which often goes untreated. However, emotional awareness and expression therapy, which comb...

The Salt Lake Tribune

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Erin Alberty

27 May 2019

Utah, United States

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Across the United States, veterans are at a greater risk for suicide than the average civilian, but in Utah, this problem is elevated even further. Although researchers are unsure of the reasons for this, programs in ...

MedPage Today

Shannon Firth

16 May 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Linking health care workers to mental health counselors helps reduce the risk of suicide. In response to a high rate of suicides among clinicians and students at the University of California San Diego, the school impl...

Montana Public Radio

Kayla Desroches

13 May 2019

Broadview, Montana, United States

Radio

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In rural farming communities, it's not uncommon for those working in the agricultural industry to struggle with anxiety and depression. Because mental health professionals often aren't readily available in these areas...

The Colorado Sun

Joe Purtell

1 May 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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After a string of fatal and near fatal accidents rocked the Colorado climbing community--a community already all too familiar with such accidents--climber Madaleine Sorkin established the Climbing Grief Fund. By conne...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

30 April 2019

Zimbabwe

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Depression and anxiety impact people across socioeconomic levels and geographic boundaries, despite being thought of as mostly isolated to wealthier western regions. Because training mental health professionals can be...

Kensington Voice

Henry Savage

29 April 2019

Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States

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Peer mentoring and other mindfulness practices are being implemented into industries where vicarious trauma or secondary traumatic stress can occur. These self-care practices are intended to help promote resiliency in...

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...

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