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Month: January 2018

Illinois police required to take mental health awareness training

By lynseybates / January 31, 2018 / Comments Off on Illinois police required to take mental health awareness training

Roni LeForge | January 09, 2018 CARBONDALE — When someone suffers a mental health crisis, police officers are usually first on scene. But a majority of officers are not trained … Read more

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Why don’t Americans get regular mental health checkups? It’s complicated.

By lynseybates / January 31, 2018 / Comments Off on Why don’t Americans get regular mental health checkups? It’s complicated.

Mental health is closely tied to our physical health, but it’s not an integral part of medical system. Why? Nicole Spector | January 22, 2018 President Trump recently had his annual physical … Read more

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Celebrate The Anniversary Of Mental Health Reform

By lynseybates / January 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Celebrate The Anniversary Of Mental Health Reform

12/13/2017 | NAMI Today is the one-year anniversary of when the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the power of NAMI’s collective advocacy. Real change … Read more

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People With Serious Mental Illness Remain Priced Out Of Housing

By lynseybates / January 5, 2018 / Comments Off on People With Serious Mental Illness Remain Priced Out Of Housing

12/20/2017 | NAMI “Having a stable place to live is the most important part of my recovery and stabilizing my mental health. It has allowed me to gain strength and knowledge … Read more

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Illinois launches drug-addiction hotline, but barriers to treatment persist

By lynseybates / January 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Illinois launches drug-addiction hotline, but barriers to treatment persist

John Keilman | December 6, 2017 Illinois officials have announced the launch of a telephone helpline meant to connect people suffering from opioid addiction or other drug problems with treatment providers, … Read more

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