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Does a Meaningful Job Need to Burn You Out?

August 22, 2019

Studies show that people are happier, healthier, more engaged, more committed, and better-performing when their work is meaningful to them. These results seem to hold true whether you are working as a nurse or a custodian, whether you lead an international charity or Fortune 500 company, or whether you work in a warehouse fulfillment center more »

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New Early-Childhood Mental Health Learning Simulation Gives Preschool Teachers Skills to Support Children in Distress

The online role-play simulation, At-Risk for Early-Childhood Educators, is designed to prepare adults to identify when a young student in their class needs more support. The immersive learning experience, in which teachers practice talking with virtual students and caregivers, builds knowledge and skills in child mental health and behavior management. The end goal is to lead real-life more »

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Police departments confront ‘epidemic’ in officer suicides

August 18, 2019

New York City’s police commissioner James O’Neill declared a mental health emergency following NYPD officer suicides Tuesday and Wednesday. Prior to this week, there have been at least 122 law enforcement suicides in the United States this year, according to Blue H.E.L.P., a Massachusetts nonprofit dedicated to helping officers with PTSD, depression and other mental more »

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How two NBA players are bringing awareness to mental health in sports

Larry Sanders and Royce White are hoping to make a difference in the field of sports for those who experience mental health issues. “It’s no surprise that the culture of sports contributes to the mental health stigma that exists today. Mental health complications contradict the gladiator narrative that captivates millions every day, but the fact more »

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The Hidden Mental Health Crisis in America’s Schools: Millions of Kids Not Receiving Services They Need

August 12, 2019

“Schools sometimes serve as the de facto mental health system for children in the United States,” write authors Elizabeth Freeman and Kimberly Kendziora. That’s why schools need to lead the way in collecting mental health information among students and family and developing working relationships with local doctors, hospitals, and mental health agencies, according to the brief. The authors more »

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How California’s mental health system fails people, families

August 10, 2019

Watch the excellent video that highlights some of the stories of families when the mental health system fails their loved ones.  Family members from Los Banos recently shared their own story at the Merced County Behavioral Health Board and requested more assistance for a family member with a severe mental illness.  We hear many of more »

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NAMI Statement On Mass Shootings In Texas And Ohio

August 6, 2019

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred over the weekend in Texas and Ohio. These mass shootings are far too common and impact every corner of our nation. Every time we experience a tragedy like this, people with mental illness are drawn into the conversation. The truth more »

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