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Month: October 2016

Chicago Gets $1 Million Federal Grant To Expand Police Mental Health Training

By lynseybates / October 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Chicago Gets $1 Million Federal Grant To Expand Police Mental Health Training

Chicago’s Public Health Department received a $1 million federal grant Tuesday “to address trauma in Chicago’s neighborhoods and improve crisis intervention training for first responders,” according to an announcement. U.S. … Read more

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Kay Warren Opposed Halloween Haunted House ‘FearVR’ Closes Amid Complaints From Mental Health Advocates

By lynseybates / October 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Kay Warren Opposed Halloween Haunted House ‘FearVR’ Closes Amid Complaints From Mental Health Advocates

A recently closed Halloween-themed attraction that was opposed by Kay Warren, wife of Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, and others for stigmatizing people who live with mental illness is garnering … Read more

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League of Women Voters: The shameful criminalization of mental illness

By lynseybates / October 5, 2016 / Comments Off on League of Women Voters: The shameful criminalization of mental illness

October 1, 2016 While most taxpayers understand the need to fund schools, public safety and infrastructure, providing services for citizens who suffer mental/behavioral health difficulties often presents a challenge. Yet … Read more

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Robin Williams’s Widow Wrote a Personal Essay About “The Terrorist Inside My Husband’s Brain”

By lynseybates / October 3, 2016 / Comments Off on Robin Williams’s Widow Wrote a Personal Essay About “The Terrorist Inside My Husband’s Brain”

The essay was published in a scientific journal focusing on the study of neurology. Many people suffer from some kind of mental illness, be it depression, bipolar syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder, … Read more

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