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Sounding the alarm: Program promotes mental wellness for first responders

November 5, 2020

An innovative project for firefighters in Tallahassee Florida: Firefighters love their job, but it comes with hazards that not only threaten their physical safety, but also their emotional and mental well-being.  Statistics show many firefighters struggle with depression and even suicide as a result of the trauma they are exposed to on the job. According more »

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Happiness Calendar for November 2020

November 3, 2020

This month, hold on to goodness and hope for the future.   https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/your_happiness_calendar_for_november_2020?utm_source=Greater+Good+Science+Center&utm_campaign=cdd2561ee8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_GG_Newsletter_November_3&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5ae73e326e-cdd2561ee8-52397267  

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Sleepless Nights, Hair Loss And Cracked Teeth: Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll

October 15, 2020

“The mental health component of COVID is starting to come like a tsunami,” says Dr. Jennifer Love, a California-based psychiatrist and co-author of an upcoming book on how to heal from chronic stress. Although symptoms of chronic stress are often dismissed as being in one’s head, the pain is real, says Kate Harkness, a professor of psychology more »

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Doctors are killing themselves, and who is taking notice?

October 12, 2020

COURTNEY MARKHAM-ABEDI, MD implores us to: “partner with me and advocate for the ability for doctors and residents in our profession to receive medical and psychiatric care without fear of losing our licenses or having to face stigma and judgment. It can save lives. Please, we are more stressed than ever, and we need to more »

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Therapists Want to Provide Affordable Mental Health Care. Here’s What’s Stopping Them

September 24, 2020

JoAnn Volk, research professor at Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center on Health Insurance Reform,  highlighted that California has one the strongest commitments to mental health parity in the nation through its legislative and enforcement efforts. For all its progress, however, equitable access to mental health care remains elusive. The need for equity has perhaps more »

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Suicide Prevention is Everyone’s Business

September 11, 2020

Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 6 – 12, 2020. During this week, individuals and organizations around the country and the world join their voices to broadcast the message that suicide can be prevented, and to reach as many people as possible with the tools and resources to support themselves and those around them. Here are more »

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Finding the Right Tool for (the Job) of Suicide Prevention

September 10, 2020

Have you ever heard the saying “it’s like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut?” While a sledgehammer will certainly open the nut, it will also smash it to bits when there are better tools for the job. This points to the issue of how we respond to someone who reveals that they are thinking more »

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