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My answers to questions on this blog do not constitute medical advice, but are merely meant to create an educational forum for consumers. It is always best to discuss these issues with your health care provider.
Mental health advocates and others call for crisis training for police – The Boston Globe
July 19 2017

Legislation backed by mental health advocates would create a training program to teach police about mental illness and drug problems. Source: Mental health advocates and others call for crisis training for police – The Boston Globe

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Yoga For Depression – Yoga With Adriene
July 16 2017

Source: Yoga For Depression – Yoga With Adriene

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Do You Need a Mental Health Day? Answer These 5 Questions First
July 14 2017

A day off won’t necessarily be good for your mental health. It’s what you do with that day that matters. Source: Do You Need a Mental Health Day? Answer These 5 Questions First

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The feds say they don’t use solitary confinement. Is that true?
July 13 2017

The Bureau of Prisons fails to treat mentally ill inmates and puts many of them in solitary confinement, the Justice Department’s inspector general says. Source: The feds say they don’t use solitary confinement. Is that true?

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Employee who took sick days for mental health gets unexpected response from CEO
July 12 2017

A Michigan CEO’s reply to his employee’s sick day email has gone viral. Source: Employee who took sick days for mental health gets unexpected response from CEO

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Poor Sleep Tied to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk
July 10 2017

Older men and women who said they had fitful sleep and daytime sleepiness showed spinal fluid markers tied to higher Alzheimer’s risk. Source: Poor Sleep Tied to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk

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July 6 2017

Editor’s note: Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also about the stigma that surrounds it. The campaign features compelling stories from people across the United States who have been affected by […]

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New Indiana Laws Affect Kids and Mental Health
July 5 2017

As kids get ready to head back to school, teachers aren’t just focused on traditional curriculum. This year, there is a mental health focus. Source: New Indiana Laws Affect Kids and Mental Health

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Pride in Mental Health: Visibility
June 25 2017

This week I had the privilege of speaking with experts, activists, and advocates about the various mental health needs we have in the LGBTQ communities, at an event hosted by Crisis Text Line (link is external).  We all agreed that a supportive and continuous, therapeutic relationship is key, for everyone really.  But for those of […]

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Why Black Mental Health Literacy Matters
June 19 2017

“Confronting chronic emotional pain in Black life is the terrain of political resistance we must now explore, the new revolutionary frontier—” -bell hooks Black psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and therapists are essential to the work of Black healing. But they alone are not enough. In addition to licensed mental health professionals, we need more Black […]

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