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Montana Public Radio

Rachel Cramer

30 June 2020

Missoula, Montana, United States

Radio

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In Montana, the transition to telehealth during the Covid-19 pandemic has helped one health care clinic provide care for more patients than before the virtual visits were necessary. Although it's not yet determined if...

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

Marissa Plescia

23 June 2020

Minnesota, United States

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As the novel coronavirus disrupts how farmers get their products to consumers, many of them are looking for mental health resources to manage their stress. While the stigma of mental health issues prevents some farmer...

Ventures Africa

Hadassah Egbedi

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18 May 2020

Nigeria

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Stand To End Rape (STER) is a youth-led Nigerian NGO that works with sexual and gender abuse survivors by providing services, including psychosocial support and advocacy to address cultural norms of victim-blaming, sh...

High Country News

Helen Santoro

14 May 2020

Enterprise, Oregon, United States

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A community health care clinic in Oregon’s Wallowa County has been able to offer mental health services to its clients during the coronavirus pandemic thanks in part to an already-established virtual practice. In plac...

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Cinnamon Janzer

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1 May 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In Minneapolis, a collaboration between the Division of Race and Equity, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the city’s procurement department has helped establish an emergency mental he...

St. Albert Today

April Hudson

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27 April 2020

Alberta, Canada

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An Alberta Health Services’ text messaging service called Text4Hope is giving people text messages to help them cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. The texts, written by mental health therapists, use cognitive behavioral...

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Sergio Olmos

27 April 2020

Texas, United States

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Specialty dockets are used in some states to provide extensive follow-up and supervision to help juveniles end gang affiliations. The enhanced supervision usually includes a curfew, frequent unannounced home visits, r...

Richland Source

Katie Ellington

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21 April 2020

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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To better address the increased likelihood of people experiencing stress and anxiety due to the coronavirus pandemic, Richland County mental health providers have launched a hotline for children and families to call f...

BBC

Reha Kansara

15 April 2020

Uganda

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In Uganda, an initiative known as StrongMinds is helping low- and middle-income women deal with depression. To address the shortage of psychiatrists in the region, StrongMinds trains former patients who have completed...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

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30 March 2020

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, most mental health services have been moved online as a response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Called telemental health, the virtual sessions give those that regularly see a therapist, or need to bec...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

28 March 2020

Italy

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As governments order lockdowns of cities and countries due to coronavirus concerns, many people are at risk for experiencing mental health issues such as loneliness and anxiety. To combat this, people are turning to t...

KPRC-TV

Haley Hernandez

26 March 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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One positive side effect of the encouraged social distancing due to the novel coronavirus outbreak is the shift to telemedicine, specifically the chance to have therapy sessions over phone and video calls. At one heal...

The Current

Christiaan Mader

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25 March 2020

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused many in the healthcare industry to rethink how they conduct business, which in some instances has opened the door to telehealth practices. In Louisiana, "emergency public policy cha...

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Maiken Scott

22 March 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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As counseling and therapy sessions increasingly move online in order to comply with national stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, a group of mental healthcare professionals in Philadelphia are offering...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Tina Giuliano

10 March 2020

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

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Flagstaff Medical Center has incorporated the arts into their behavioral health unit, where they treat people with depression, anxiety, and other issues—they hired local artists to paint murals on the walls. Staff at ...

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Kaelyn Forde

9 January 2020

Springfield, Missouri, United States

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Although people often only showcase the best moments of their lives on social media platforms, a handful of celebrities have started sharing their mental health struggles which in turn has helped decrease the stigma a...

TVOntario

Karen Black

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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 ...

Columbia Missourian

Sarah Haselhorst

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17 December 2019

Columbia, Missouri, United States

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In Boone County, Missouri the Habilitation Empowerment Accountability Therapy (HEAT) program offers young men an alternative to incarceration for drug-related offenses. The program works primarily with black men, many...

NPR

Yuki Noguchi

12 December 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Making mental health a priority at the workplace reduces the risk of suicide. The RK construction company in Salt Lake City has responded to employee suicide by changing its workplace culture. The company has implemen...

Yes! Magazine

Isabella Garcia

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9 December 2019

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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The Alternatives to Violence Project, an international nonprofit, provides workshops around conflict resolution, personal growth, and other social skills to people experiencing incarceration. While a large-scale organ...

The New York Times

Andrea Petersen

8 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Providing patents with manageable, meaningful activities helps address issues of depression and cognitive impairment. The approach of Problem Adaptation Therapy (PATH) focuses on giving patients tools and small activi...

CNN

Alaa Elassar

20 November 2019

Syria

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Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee created a special show for displaced Syrian children conducted entirely in Arabic. The show teaches children lessons like counting and the alphabet, but it also t...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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6 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Making personal connections supports mental health and wellbeing. The San Francisco-based nonprofit, Sidewalk Talk, trains volunteers to go out and engage on a personal level with individuals in underserved communitie...

Yes! Magazine

Jay Walljasper

5 November 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Building resilience and self-care into daily life promotes long-term wellbeing. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Catalyst Initiative works to support the emotional and mental wellbeing of underserved groups by promoting...

WFYI Public Radio

Carter Barrett

18 October 2019

Orleans, Indiana, United States

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In rural areas, gaining access to mental health care can be difficult, but is made even more challenging for students. To combat this, a farming and manufacturing town in Indiana is piloting telehealth access in schoo...

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