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Paul Adepoju

29 September 2020

Ibadan, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, a methodology known as task-sharing is helping to lessen the burden on the country's mental health care system. The premise of this model is to train "other health personnel, such as community health worke...

Wausau Pilot and Review

Peter Cameron

28 September 2020

Wausau, Wisconsin, United States

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In Wisconsin, plain-clothes law enforcement officers are teaming up with mental health experts to handle calls related to crisis intervention. The goal of the Marathon County Crisis Assessment Response Team is to redu...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

27 April 2020

Laconia, New Hampshire, United States

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The coronavirus pandemic has prompted health insurance companies to support coverage of telemedicine across the United States, and in New Hampshire, mental health counselors are seeing many advantages to the practice....

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Jeremy Hance

23 March 2020

Australia

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Lonely Conservationists, an online forum that unites conservationists from around the world, has more than 2,500 members and 55 posts by conservationists who share their experiences of being exhausted, undervalued, un...

The Trace

Amanda Loudin

11 December 2019

Ellicott City, Maryland, United States

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Start With Hello, an initiative from the NGO Sandy Hook Promise, gives students the opportunity to diversify who they know and interact with in a long-term effort to prevent school violence and shootings. The program,...

CBS News

Omar Villafranca

23 October 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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In Eugene, Oregon, the Crisis Assistance Helping Out on the Streets (CAHOOTS) initiative is providing a police-free response to mental health crises in the community. The mobile mental health unit responds to calls in...

Kaiser Health News

LJ Dawson

11 October 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Eugene, Oregon’s Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) program provides specialists in response to mental health-related calls instead of police. The 30-year-old program partners with nonprofits, law ...

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...

The Colorado Sun

John Frank

20 August 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In 2016, Utah debuted SafeUT, a streamlined crisis center with on-call mental health specialists that students can call or text about potential threats to schools or personal mental health concerns. SafeUT was born ou...

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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...

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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...

BBC

Sam Judah

4 June 2019

Italy

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"We exploited the biological clock," is how an Italian psychiatrist describes what he has been testing to treat those suffering from bipolar disorder and depression. The approach, which has received both praise and cr...

Concentrate

Sarah Rigg

17 April 2019

Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

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Living with dementia can often lead to loneliness for not just those inflicted, but also the caregivers involved. To help create a community around this, the Ypsilanti Senior Center has started a monthly Memory Cafe t...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

9 April 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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People with mental illnesses often do not receive patient-centered care that takes into consideration the mental illness along with the health concern they’re facing. Aiming to address this issue as is specifically pe...

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 "...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Melissa Brown

24 March 2019

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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The use of solitary confinement, or administrative segregation, in prisons is facing pushback across the country. In Alabama, a federal judge tasked the Department of Corrections to investigate how other states are re...

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 Victoria Advocate

Jessica Priest

21 January 2019

Victoria, Texas, United States

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In Victoria County, Texas, juries were tasked with determining whether or not the person being tried was fit to stand trial, oftentimes wasting taxpayer dollars and delaying treatment for those that need it. To change...

BBC

Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

18 January 2019

Tokyo, Japan

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In Japan, an organization called New Start employs women that help men who are withdrawn from society. These men, called hikikomori, are often experiencing mental health issues, and cannot leave their homes. That’s wh...

Wall Street Journal

Zusha Elinson

24 November 2018

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Cahoots, or Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets, is a non-profit group that responds to mental health emergency calls instead of police in Eugene, Oregon. The group is cheaper than sending first responders, b...

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...

Yes! Magazine

Liz Brazile

16 October 2018

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

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Storytelling is integral to shaping individual's identity, but researchers across the world are now finding that it may even impact an individual's health. From better communication between doctor and patient to group...

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

16 October 2018

Tokyo, Japan

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A unique issue in Japan is that of the “Hikikomori” – men who have totally withdrawn from society, often as a response to bullying, depression, or trauma. The NGO, New Start, offers a “rental sister” program, which pr...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

2 October 2018

Colorado, United States

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Integrating behavioral health care with primary pediatric care helps address chronic, long-term issues. Using grant funding, Pediatric Partners of the Southwest improved its approach to health care. The introduction o...

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