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Students in East Texas weigh in on ‘mental health days’

August 14, 2019

Author: Tashara Parker, Darcy Birden Published: 10:40 PM CDT July 22, 2019 Updated: 9:06 AM CDT July 23, 2019 CBS19 Students in Oregon will now be allowed “mental health days” as excused absences. A bill was signed this week making mental health just as important as physical health after a push by students due to events like more »

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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults more »

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Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

By Lisa Dixon, M.D. Aug. 02, 2019 NAMI It’s no secret that the transition from war to civilian life is not easy for service members or their families. Add mental illness, and the already difficult experience can become a debilitating one. Unfortunately, this situation is very common. A 2014 study showed that nearly one out of four active more »

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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 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 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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