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Lawmakers grill SC Mental Health agency over patient’s suffocation by staffers

August 14, 2019

JULY 23, 2019 04:22 PM, UPDATED JULY 23, 2019 09:21 PM By Avery G. Wilks The State https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article233007132.html COLUMBIA, SCFor the first time on Tuesday, S.C. Department of Mental Health leaders were publicly asked why a longtime patient died in January from suffocation after the agency’s employees piled on top of him. For two hours, a House more »

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The Dangers Of The Mental Health Narrative When It Comes To Gun Violence

Aug 7, 2019, 11:29am By Sarah Kim Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahkim/2019/08/07/the-dangers-of-the-mental-health-narrative-when-it-comes-to-gun-violence/#1ad41e956a65 During an address to the nation on Monday, President Trump had an explanation for the pair or mass shootings that occurred in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, over the weekend. “Mental illness and hatred pull the trigger, not the gun,” he claimed. The idea that it is more »

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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2019/How-to-Keep-People-Engaged-in-Mental-Health-Treatm Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults more »

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Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

By Lisa Dixon, M.D. Aug. 02, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/Study-Shows-NAMI-Homefront-Helps-Veteran-Family-Me It’s no secret that the transition from war to civilian life is not easy for service members or their families. Add mental illness, and the already difficult experience can become a debilitating one. Unfortunately, this situation is very common. A 2014 study showed that nearly one out of four active more »

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Lamont Signs Law Proving PTSD Coverage For Police, Firefighters

July 17, 2019

Jul 10, 2019 5:19 pm ET By News Desk, News Partner Patch https://patch.com/connecticut/hartford/lamont-signs-law-proving-ptsd-coverage-police-firefighters From the State of Connecticut: Governor Ned Lamont, joined by first responders and state lawmakers, today held a bill signing ceremony at Engine 10 of the Waterbury Fire Department to commemorate the adoption of a state law that will provide workers’ compensation benefits more »

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