North Carolina farmers dealing with a mental health crisis

October 16, 2019

August 29, 2019 By Mandy Mitchell WRAL https://www.wral.com/north-carolina-farmers-dealing-with-a-mental-health-crisis/18598065/ Russ Vollmer remembers the day vividly. He had a 1,500 pound shipment of broccoli in the cooler set for delivery the next day. He always thought the cooler was the safest place for a crop. That was until a bird landed on a local transformer and somehow more »

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NC law requires students to undergo mental health screening

Posted: Sep 25, 2019 02:20 AM CDT Updated: Sep 25, 2019 02:20 AM CDT By Anthony Kustura Channel 3000 https://www.channel3000.com/news/national-news/nc-law-requires-students-to-undergo-mental-health-screening/1125035730 RALEIGH, N.C. – As mental health problems among children increase, a new North Carolina law will attempt to tackle the issue head on. House Bill 75 requires all public students across the state to undergo mental health more »

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NAMI Releases First Free Online Class For Parents Of Children With Mental Illness

Oct 01 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2019/NAMI-Releases-First-Free-Online-Class-for-Parents-of-Children-with-Mental-Illness Arlington, VA– The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the release of a free online education course, NAMI Basics OnDemand. The new class format is an adaptation of the in-person NAMI Basics, a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged more »

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NAMI Applauds 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Legislation

9/25/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-3-Digit-Suicide-Hotline-Legislation NAMI is thrilled by the introduction of H.R. 4194, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. The bill directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit dialing code for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. This would make it easier for Americans experiencing a crisis to more »

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Treating mental illness in the ED

September 18, 2019

Tuesday, September 03, 2019 By Lindsay Kalter AAMCNews https://news.aamc.org/patient-care/article/treating-mental-illness-in-the-ed/ With nowhere else to turn, mental health patients are flooding emergency departments. Teaching hospitals are figuring out how to better care for them — and keep them comfortable while they wait for long-term services. Three years ago, a patient grappling with suicidal thoughts came to the more »

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