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One in Seven Children Develop a Mental Illness, Claims New Research

December 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 17:04 By Joanna Whitehead Independent One in seven children will develop a mental illness, according to new research – more than the number with cancer, diabetes or AIDS combined. Conditions range from depression and anxiety, to ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and schizophrenia. The findings published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry are based on 1.3 million Danish children more »

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Groups work tirelessly to help NC first responders cope with mental health

Thursday, December 5, 2019 ABC11 RALEIGH (WTVD) — For any first responder in need, please call 1-855-7NC-PEER Mental health is a conversation that has been launched into the national spotlight. Yet for some sections of society, it’s still considered taboo. “One day, when I was at work in the early 90s,” former North Carolina Highway more »

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NAMI Applauds FCC Leadership On 9-8-8 Crisis Number

12/11/2019 NAMI This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. NAMI applauds Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC for their leadership on this issue and strongly supports the creation of a more »

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Preventing And Preparing For A Mental Health Crisis

Dec. 09, 2019 By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, NYCPS-P, CPRP NAMI My experience during my crisis made me feel worse than my illness itself. Three armed police officers and two paramedics pounded on my door, entered my small apartment, checked my vitals, strapped me into a wheelchair, forcibly removed me from my home, and escorted more »

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Highlighting Your Health: Team approach treats mental illness

November 8, 2019

November 6, 2019 Vidant Health Communications Individuals dealing with mental illness and substance use often find the stigma to be quite a challenge. Besides handling the symptoms and disabilities of their disease, they face stereotypes and prejudices that arise because of misconceptions about mental illness, said Glenn Simpson, administrator of behavioral health at more »

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