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DA Calls For De-Escalation Training For Police Who Encounter Mentally Ill

May 22, 2019

More training for law enforcement – “A study by the San Diego County District Attorney found over the past 25 years 80% of officer-involved shootings included people who had drug or mental health issues. Last year there were more than 53,000 calls for service involving a mental health challenge. District Attorney Summer Stephan said training more »

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House Passes Bill to Strengthen LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Laws

May 21, 2019

The House on May 17 passed H.R. 5, the Equality Act, by a vote of 236-173, to strengthen federal civil rights laws for LGBTQ Americans. Eight Republicans joined 228 Democrats for the historic vote. A priority of House Democrats, the bill would provide explicit nondiscrimination protection for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, more »

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Weight Stigma and Health: Does Self-blame Play a Role?

May 20, 2019

Weight shaming – “National studies suggest that as many as 40% of adults have experienced some form of weight stigma, resulting in inequities in employment, healthcare, educational institutions, and other domains of daily life. Being a target of weight stigma is also harmful to health. Numerous research studies have documented psychological and physical health consequences more »

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Are The Children Well?

May 17, 2019

“The mental health challenges our country’s young people face call for shifting the focus of policy and practice from illness, to promotion of wellness and flourishing. This requires using evidence-based strategies with both children and parents, and improving the quality of the environments where children and youth live, learn, play, and grow.”

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Please call Anna Caballero TODAY and ask her to support SB 428. Merced Phone: (209) 726-5495 Sacramento Phone: (916) 651-4012 “A bill that would help bring Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) into schools across the state is currently being held in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Legislators need to hear from you THIS WEEK in more »

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NIMH Outreach Partnership

“The National Institute of Mental Health has a nationwide initiative seeking to increase the public’s access to science-based mental health information through partnerships with national and state organizations. The Program encourages efforts to reach diverse racial and ethnic groups.” NAMI is one of the national partners. “Over 75 national nonprofit organizations participate in the NIMH more »

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7 Resources to Help Educators Better Understand Anxiety

May 14, 2019

“An October 2018 Education Week article stated that, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 32 percent of adolescents have an anxiety disorder. This means that in a classroom of 24, eight students will suffer from clinical anxiety.”

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5 Tips to Help Parents Ensure Teen Mental Wellness

May 13, 2019

“Teen mental wellness and health has rapidly become one of the foremost challenges facing parents and caretakers of young people. In recent decades, the prevalence of depression among teens and young adults has risen by more than 35 percent, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has estimated that 20 percent of youth ages more »

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National Prevention Week 2019: Inspiring Prevention Year-Round

  Each day this week, SAMHSA will focus on a specific health theme that is important to prevention. The 2019 daily themes are: Monday, May 13: Preventing Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse Tuesday, May 14: Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse Wednesday, May 15: Preventing Illicit Drug Use and Youth Marijuana Use Thursday, May 16: more »

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