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A special program helps women combat depression, other mental health issues

KPCC/SCPR

Radio / 3-5 Minutes

A unique program at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center is combining prenatal care with psychiatric treatment for low-income women who might otherwise not seek help for mental health issues during pregnancy.

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Battling America's other PTSD crisis

Yahoo! News

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Research shows that inner-city violence can be as traumatizing as war. A program in Philadelphia is pioneering new ways to treat the urban wounded

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Can School Heal Children in Pain?

Bright Magazine

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Adverse childhood experiences — like assault, emotional abuse, observing domestic violence — can fundamentally alter a child’s body and brain. Lincoln High School teachers are taking in a "trauma-informed care" approach to their teaching to help those vulnerable students whose brains have been al...

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Depressed? Try Therapy Without the Therapist

The New York Times

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MoodGYM is an online program targeted to help those suffering from depression for whom it is a challenge to access therapy because of location or the stigma it carries.

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Doctor Hotspot

Frontline

Broadcast TV Programs / 5-15 Minutes

The highest hospital costs come from preventable emergency room visits. A doctor in Camden developed a home visit program which gives better and cheaper care.

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Doctoring, without the doctor

The New York Times

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There is a shortage of medical practitioners in thinly-populated rural states like Nebraska. But new laws now allow nurses with advanced degrees to practice without requiring a doctor's oversight.

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Elsa's Story

The Denver Post

Video / Over 15 Minutes

Children across the U.S. experience gender confusion, causing emotional stress in themselves and their family. Gender identity counselors and gender youth clinics are being created in multiple states to help families find peace in their situation.

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In Laramie, those in the drug court are finding the benefits of yoga

Wyoming Public Radio

Radio / 3-5 Minutes

Yoga is introduced in Wyoming a therapeutic way to overcome addictions, giving addicts the opportunity to take control of their bodies in a stress-free environment.

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How can Milwaukee County's broken mental health system be fixed?

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Milwaukee County’s mental health system put more resources in expensive emergency care rather than invest in programs that offer continual care. As a result, Milwaukee County identifies nine solutions from other cities that have had success in repairing mental health systems. Solutions include th...

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Overcoming Poverty's Damage to Learning

The New York Times

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Turnaround for Children, an organization founded to address mental health issues and their repercussions in the classroom, focuses on preparing teachers and schools to structure classroom environments in a constructive way. They create opportunities for learning in rigorous ways with high expecta...

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