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A guide to Reinvestigating Rape: Old Evidence, New Answers

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

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In Cleveland, as in much of the United States, rape remains muffled by stigma and cloaked with such secrecy that discussions about it often are relegated to courtrooms. Activists are now campaigning for more widespread testing of rape kits to actively tackle the problem.

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Fighting Depression, One Village at a Time

The New York Times

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In many nations with highly traumatized people, psychologists and psychiatrists are absent. Different programs in various nations are training ordinary people and creating community groups to effectively satisfy the mental health needs of their community.

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New Phoenix team tackles recidivism of those with mental illness

The Arizona Republic

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Assertive community treatment teams working through of outreach-centered programs in Maricopa County, AZ have become an industry standard for treating those with persistent and severe mental illnesses, because they provide a long-term and comprehensive approach: aiming to halt a vicious cycle of ...

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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

NPR

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Across the country, jails hold 10 times as many people with serious mental illness as state hospitals do, according to a recent report from the Treatment Advocacy Center. To deal with the problem, San Antonio and Bexar County have transformed their mental health system into a program considered a...

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Mumbai slum dwellers say 'I have to help' stop violence against women

Public Radio International (PRI)

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Life in the Mumbai slum of Dharavi is stressful and sometimes violent, especially for women. Domestic violence is rampant, as are assaults out on the streets. An NGO called SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action) is trying to change the prevalence of violence here with the help o...

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Teaching women self-defence still the best way to reduce sexual assaults: study

The Globe and Mail

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In the debate over how to reduce sexual assault on university campuses, proposing self-defense classes for women is controversial. But, according to new landmark Canadian research, it works.

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In a centuries-old tradition, families in Geel, Belgium, take in those with mental illness

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Those who struggle with mental illness receive undesirable social stigmas and are often shunted to living on the street or in squalid housing conditions. Geel, Belgium has a mental health system that places non-violent individuals with psychiatric illnesses in decent homes as boarders, where they...

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India's Golden Chance

Virginia Quarterly Review

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Pathfinder International is a global organization that educates the poor in more than twenty countries on matters of reproductive health. In India, where many girls are forced into marriage and early motherhood, this education could be a key step toward freedom and equality.

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Rekindling Human Contact in the Digital Age

The New York Times

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Researchers are investigating how in a world of technology and social media, people feel more alone then ever and isolated from society. But millennials are creating a landscape of new institutions to meet their needs for community, purpose and, in some cases, spiritual experience.

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Protecting Children From Toxic Stress

The New York Times

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Child First is a program in Connecticut, where staff members deliver home-based parent guidance and child-parent psychotherapy to help prevent the detrimental physical and mental effects of toxic stress on children. The engagement is guided by an evidence-based methodology called Child-Parent Psy...

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