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Category Archives: Mental Health

Counseling Center working to spread awareness of mental health on campus – The Wood Word

Posted: November 9, 2019 at 8:51 am

A recent ABC News story highlighted the alarming statistic that suicide is the second leading cause of death among college aged students. Universities and colleges across America have been reporting a rising rate in suicidal thoughts, tendencies and completed suicides Continue reading

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United Healthcare fined $1 million by Pennsylvania for violations of mental-health law – The Philadelphia Inquirer

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The Mental Health Parity act requires health insurance plans to contain equivalent levels of coverage for mental health and substance use disorder care as for medical or surgical care, the Insurance Department said. Continue reading

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High anxiety: What’s driving more teens to seek mental health care? – MinnPost

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Two decades ago, when Jenny Britton, LICSW, director of child and family services for Washburn Center for Children, was getting started in her career as a mental health professional, she often felt she had to work undercover. The teens she saw for common mental health concerns like depression and anxiety usually wanted to keep their relationship with her on the down-low. There was so much secrecy and shame, Britton said. Continue reading

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For farmers in a mental health crisis, it’s often tough to seek help. A Colorado program aims to begin conversations. – The Colorado Sun

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Maggie Hanna grew up a typical rural kid: in school on weekdays; helping with the cattle on her familys ranch southeast of Colorado Springs on weekends. Except Hanna had something else to contend with. When she was 9, her father, Kirk Hanna, died by suicide Continue reading

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Mental Health and the Quest for Counseling – The Dartmouth

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by Allison Falco | 11/6/19 2:00am It was the first event of O-Week, and the stress of making friends mixed with my social anxiety formed a poisonous cocktail I could not keep down. The sounds of new voices began to stack on top of each other, causing the walls to slowly close in Continue reading

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Family of man with mental health issues calls 911 for ambulance, but police arrive instead – WPLG Local 10

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Family of man with mental health issues calls 911 for ambulance, but police arrive instead   WPLG Local 10 Continue reading

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Kaiser looks to avoid disruption as mental health workers prepare to strike – The Mercury News

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As an estimated 4,000 Kaiser Permanente mental health workers prepare to stage a five-day, statewide strike, the Oakland-based healthcare provider is lamenting union leadership that would allow them to walk away from their patients. The National Union of Healthcare Workers announcedlast month it would protest staffing shortages and lagging patient appointments with a walkout scheduled to begin Nov Continue reading

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Nonprofit Mental Health Provider Will End Clinic-Based Therapy Program, Affecting 450 Mainers – Maine Public

Posted: November 8, 2019 at 2:49 pm

Nonprofit Mental Health Provider Will End Clinic-Based Therapy Program, Affecting 450 Mainers Maine mental health provider Sweetser has announced it is ending its clinic-based therapy program, which will affect 450 children and adults. Continue reading

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Culture change is the cutting edge of mental health benefits at work – Reuters

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Hartmut Braune comes to work in security communications at SAP, he never knows what emergency will land in his inbox. FILE PHOTO: People walk at an office building at a business district in Tokyo, Japan, February 29, 2016 Continue reading

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Facebook post mischaracterizes mental health coverage and gun access – PolitiFact

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A recent Facebook post with a hashtag indicating support for U.S. Continue reading

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