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Suicide Care Initiative aims to connect Texans with the right resources

September 18, 2019

Posted: Sep 4, 2019 / 10:19 AM CDT / Updated: Sep 4, 2019 / 07:42 PM CDT By Steffi Lee KXAN https://www.kxan.com/news/texas-works-to-reduce-suicide-among-young-adults-and-veterans/ AUSTIN (Nexstar) — The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is launching the Suicide Care Initiative across the state to offer additional training for local mental health providers. The 39 local mental health authorities in the state will more »

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Are you mentally well enough for college?

Sep. 6, 2019 By Nicholas Joyce, University of South Florida Houston Chronicle https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Are-you-mentally-well-enough-for-college-14418527.php Last spring an 18-year-old college freshman who got straight A’s in high school – but was now failing several courses – came to my office on the campus where I work as a psychologist. The student was seeking a medical exception so more »

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NAMI Statement On Release Of U.S. Presidential Candidate Positions On Mental Health And Addiction

8/27/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Statement-on-Release-of-U-S-Presidential-Candidate-Positions-on-Mental-Health-and-Addiction Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal more »

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What It Feels Like To Be In Psychosis

By Andrea Paquette | Aug. 14, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/What-it-Feels-Like-to-be-in-Psychosis I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features when I was 25 years old. My mental health journey unraveled my life to the point where I nearly died. An entire year, spanning most of 2005, drove me entirely out of reality. It remains extremely difficult to explain how something more »

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Tyler medical center awarded $750,000 grant to increase mental health access in rural areas

August 14, 2019

July 18, 2019 at 2:11 PM CDT – Updated July 18 at 10:56 PM By Jeff Wright and Jeff Chavez KLTV https://www.kltv.com/2019/07/18/tyler-medical-center-awarded-grant-increase-mental-health-access-rural-areas/ TYLER, Texas (KLTV) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Thursday it was awarding approximately $20 million in grants to 27 organizations across the country to help increase more »

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