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Mental health awareness in our rural communities

July 17, 2019

June 14, 2019 By Keino McWhinney, Director of the Texas Tech Mental Health Institute TribTalk https://www.tribtalk.org/2019/06/14/mental-health-awareness-in-our-rural-communities/ Many of us can attest to our own personal struggles with mental illness, or that of family members and friends. Today, one in five U.S. adults live with mental illness, and young adults (ages 18 to 25) experience the highest prevalence (25.8%) of more »

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20-acre camp to provide ‘one-stop shop’ for East Texas Veterans

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:15 am VAntage Point Contributor U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/61077/20-acre-camp-provide-one-stop-shop-east-texas-veterans/ CampV, the Community Assisting Military Personnel and Veteran Resources Center, will offer housing, therapy and more to improve outcomes for Veterans, families, and caregivers in Tyler, Texas, beginning on November 11th, 2019. The 20-acre camp is operated by the East Texas Veterans Community Council (ETVCC) Community Veterans Engagement Board more »

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Responding To Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though. For example, during my first psychotic more »

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NAMI Joins Seven Leading Organizations To Launch Mental Health For US Coalition

6/10/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-Seven-Leading-Organizations-to-Launch-Mental-Health-for-US-Coalition NAMI, along with other prominent mental health and addiction organizations, launched Mental Health for US: a nonpartisan educational coalition aimed at elevating mental health issues on the 2020 campaign trail. The coalition is dedicated to uniting Americans to call for bipartisan support and systematic change through grassroots activation.

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Not Just For Soldiers: Civilians With PTSD Struggle To Find Effective Therapy

June 26, 2019

May 20, 2019, 2:37 PM ET By Caroline Covington NPR https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/05/20/725019678/not-just-for-soldiers-civilians-with-ptsd-struggle-to-find-effective-therapy Lauren Walls had lived with panic attacks, nightmares and flashbacks for years. The 26-year-old San Antonio teacher sought help from a variety of mental health professionals — including spending five years and at least $20,000 with one therapist who used a Christian-faith-based approach, viewing more »

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