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PBS NewsHour

Amna Nawaz

21 July 2021

Dallas, Texas, United States

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For three days each summer, the Girls Embracing Mothers (GEM) camp near Dallas gives girls an escape from their daily reality of being denied a normal relationship with their incarcerated mothers. Founded by a lawyer ...

WTVR-TV

Shannon Lilly

24 June 2021

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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ChildSavers is a Richmond-based nonprofit offering students access to mental health services. The organization has group therapy sessions specifically focused on race and race-based stressors, along with telehealth an...

Bridge Michigan

Ted Roelofs

11 June 2021

Michigan, United States

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After taking care of her own parents, Paula Duren started “boot camp” sessions for caregivers to share available resources, tips for self-care, and support. Drawing on her experience as a psychologist, Duren started t...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jo Piazza

20 May 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia police fail to solve most of the city's growing number of homicides, in part because of the no-snitching street code, a byproduct of the community's lack of trust in police. But the streets do sometimes t...

Christian Science Monitor

Francine Kiefer

18 May 2021

Los Angeles County, California, United States

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At the Los Angeles County Jail, two men incarcerated on pending murder charges created a homegrown approach to improving the care and conditions of confinement for people with serious mental illness. Their approach is...

Akron Beacon Journal

Sean McDonnell

13 May 2021

Akron, Ohio, United States

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People returning home to Akron from prison step into a community that needs healing, work that the formerly incarcerated can help with because of the lessons they can impart to younger people. But first they need thei...

WRTV-TV

Megan Sanctorum

6 May 2021

Columbus, Indiana, United States

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The Bartholomew County Jail's drug treatment program started in January 2020 with a rigorous application process, followed by about 400 hours of group and individual therapy for incarcarcerated people with drug abuse ...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Emily Mieure

Tom Hallberg

17 March 2021

Teton County, Wyoming, United States

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First responders who face devastating emergency response outcomes in Wyoming are finding support through the Teton Interagency Peer Support group. The group anonymously connects the first responders with trauma-inform...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sarah Moss

8 March 2021

New South Wales, Australia

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Mothers and Sons is a six-week domestic-violence prevention program for boys 6-8 years old and their mothers. Unlike programs aimed at older youth and men, mothers sign up for this because they want their sons to grow...

Malheur Enterprise

Pat Caldwell

3 March 2021

Duluth, Minnesota, United States

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The Duluth Model is one of multiple successful responses to domestic violence that focus on prevention through counseling and education, rather than relying only on punishment after a crime has been committed. The oft...

WBEZ

Patrick Smith

8 February 2021

Illinois, United States

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Since 2017, two publicly funded trauma recovery centers in Illinois have helped violent-crime survivors cope with the emotional fallout that can accompany a loved one's murder or surviving their own violent attack. Ca...

The Washington Post

Paulina Villegas

Hannah Knowles

5 February 2021

United States

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Groups like Parents for Peace and Life After Hate use former radicals to counsel people in the grip of right-wing extremism. Bombarded by pleas for help by families since the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot, these gro...

Next City

Jared Brey

26 January 2021

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

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A successful tiny home community in Missouri is inspiring a doctor-nurse duo to establish one in Wilmington, North Carolina. The idea took hold after they realized that chronic homelessness had a huge impact on health...

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Billy Jean Louis

26 January 2021

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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Diversity in Recovery created an inclusive space for the LGBTQ community, Black and Indigenous people, people of color, and allies, many of whom report negative experiences because of their race, sexuality, and/or gen...

Medium

Christina Noriega

22 January 2021

Bogotá, Colombia

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The Calm Hotline takes calls from men in Bogotá, Colombia, in an effort to address the root causes of domestic violence: a culture of machismo. Four psychologists take emergency calls – about 700 calls came in the ser...

Kaiser Health News

Sarah Kwon

11 January 2021

Los Angeles County, California, United States

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As the coronavirus pandemic forces people into isolation and social distancing, places known as "peer respites" are providing a space for those "experiencing or nearing a mental health crisis" to seek help. While the ...

The Local

Stephanie Alvarez

22 December 2020

Bremen, Germany

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Queeraspora was founded in Bremen as a safe space for immigrant and refugee LGBTQ+ people to find social and emotional support, as well as access to information. Around twenty people make up the nucleus of the group, ...

OneZero

Michael Waters

18 December 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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In the 1980s, a virtual messaging network, then known as bulletin board systems (BBSs), acted as a support group for many who were in search of peer support and reliable information as the AIDS epidemic spread. Althou...

Euronews

Clarisse Shaka

Naira Davlashyan

10 December 2020

Burundi

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A grassroots movement in Burundi has resulted in more familial bliss for households who suffered from domestic abuse. Through CARE International, a group of Burundian men are taking on toxic masculinity, entrenched cu...

The New York Times

Megan Specia

6 December 2020

Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England

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The Bearded Fisherman, a mental health charity formed by two men with their own past struggles with mental illness and homelessness, runs a weekly, virtual community support group, takes crisis-intervention calls, and...

The New York Times

Matt Richtel

28 November 2020

United States

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Support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous are turning to Zoom and other telehealth tools to maintain a connection with clients during the coronavirus pandemic. While data are lacking about "the effectiveness of onli...

Kensington Voice

Steve Volk

12 November 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A pilot program within the child welfare system in Philadelphia is providing wraparound services for parents at risk of losing custody of their children. The multi-disciplinary services include an attorney, social wor...

PBS

Sarah Weiser

21 October 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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In the 1960s, a psychologist and a team of researchers in San Francisco began sending “caring letters" as a means of suicide intervention, but the practice didn't continue outside of the research study, despite showin...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Sierra Poore

19 October 2020

Glendale, Arizona, United States

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A counseling program introduced at Glendale Fire Department has now spread to a handful of other departments across the state after reporting that a significant percentage of firefighters were using the counseling ser...

Self Evident

James Boo

Cathy Erway

Julia Shu

15 October 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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Early in the pandemic, APIENC, a community organization led by trans, non-binary, and queer Asian and Pacific Islanders in San Francisco, started a phone tree to offer help to people: getting groceries or meals, provi...

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