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The New York Times

Julia Hotz

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18 July 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Moving to a new city, working remotely and constant use of mobile devices are just a few reasons for a rise in loneliness, but are also reasons why new meet-ups such as Tea With Strangers are becoming widely used as a...

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Anna Scott

Steve Chiotakis

18 July 2019

Santa Monica, California, United States

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To combat homelessness, an interdisciplinary group known as the “homeless multidisciplinary street team” is focusing efforts on housing those that call 911 more often than others. Taking lessons from a similar model t...

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Colin Dwyer

17 July 2019

Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

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Libraries across the United States are expanding what they offer to not just include books, but also a host of social and human services. From stocking an anti-overdose drug to offering mental health services and lega...

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Paige Pfleger

16 July 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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When students return to school after receiving treatment for drug or alcohol addictions, they often face new pressures and are convinced to again use substances. At Heartland High in Columbus, Ohio, a small class size...

Dayton Daily News

Wayne Baker

1 July 2019

Kettering, Ohio, United States

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For pregnant women impacted by the opioid epidemic, the lives of their infants are often affected if not given proper medical treatment after birth. Realizing this, a program in Kettering, Ohio that specifically works...

The New York Times

Jack Graham

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26 June 2019

Lake First Nation, Ontario, Canada

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When the opioid crisis hit indigenous communities throughout North America, solutions that were working in urban areas, weren't available to these isolated, rural regions. To combat the crisis specifically as it relat...

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Erin Einhorn

26 June 2019

United States

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As schools increasingly turn to trauma-informed practices to teach children, one early chid care center in Detroit has started to provide trauma-informed "reflective supervision" sessions for the teachers who watch tr...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Andrew J. Yawn

21 June 2019

Florida, United States

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The United States has continuously put resources towards fighting the war on drugs, but a recent research collaborative that resulted in a comprehensive model has shown that there is a lot to be learned from the failu...

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Maggie Mullen

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20 June 2019

Laramie, Wyoming, United States

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In Wyoming, volunteers are given health care trainings to help them as caregivers to those with chronic illnesses who are too far away from a doctor to receive adequate care. That curriculum, along with support groups...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

20 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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There are many factors that prohibit people from being able to attend mental health counseling including financial reasoning and difficulty finding the right therapist. This is often even more difficult for the LGBTQ ...

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Kathleen Hawkins

Hannah McNeish

18 June 2019

Portugal

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In 2001, facing a 20-year opioid epidemic, Portugal decriminalized all personal drug use, meaning people carrying drugs for personal use could no longer face prosecution or jail. The approach, met with public support,...

The New York Times

Benedict Carey

17 June 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In a statewide, multi-business effort, California is working to identify a way to use technology to intervene in mental crises through the use of psychiatric apps. Acting as an early warning system, the piloting of th...

The Atlantic

Jill U. Adams

16 June 2019

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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To prevent suicide amongst youth, research has shown that there's a simple strategy to get people the supports they need: training the adults in their lives on how to recognize warning signs and provide help. While th...

NPR

Patti Neighmond

10 June 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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People who experience trauma in their early childhood are at a higher likelihood of experiencing chronic pain in later years, which often goes untreated. However, emotional awareness and expression therapy, which comb...

Pacific Standard

Amelia Urry

10 June 2019

Nogales, Mexico

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For many people who were deported to Mexico after decades living in the United States, the city of Nogales provides a renewed sense of community. The city is home to the Centro de Sueños rehabilitation center, or Drea...

CBC

Leonardo Palleja

Nick Purdon

9 June 2019

Vancouver, Canada

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In Vancouver, a program at the Crosstown Clinic is combatting drug overdoses by administering low-dose heroin to people who use drugs to keep them from experiencing withdrawal symptoms. The idea behind this approach i...

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Ann Schimke

6 June 2019

Colorado, United States

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Colorado has one of the highest rates of suicide for both adults and children in the country. Ignoring concerns about liability issues, one school is giving high school students a mental health screening to determine ...

WBEZ News

Patrick Smith

6 June 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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An anti-violence program in Chicago called the Rapid Employment and Development Initiative, or READI, identifies and engages with those most vulnerable to partake or be a victim of gun violence, and provides them with...

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Karen Weintraub

4 June 2019

Belmont, Massachusetts, United States

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Food is not just linked to physical well-being but also mental health as well, and some doctors are now prescribing a change in diet to address psychiatric concerns. Although not necessarily a cure-all, this approach ...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

30 May 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, the Department of Corrections and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing have partnered to help former incarcerated individuals obtain Medicaid upon re-entry. The partnership allows for data s...

The Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

29 May 2019

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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Across the country, police departments are increasingly providing mental health services for law enforcement. Among the services deployed are internal support teams, post-incident debriefs, psychological first aid, an...

Bangor Daily News

Beth Brogan

28 May 2019

Knox, Maine, United States

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The newly-elected district attorney in Maine, Natasha Irving, has started implementing restorative justice practices into the area’s criminal justice system. The use of restorative justice in this case includes offeri...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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28 May 2019

Olympia, Washington, United States

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In Washington, state legislators have passed an innovative measure that would allow individuals to suspend their own gun rights. The bill was started as a proactive measure for those experience mental health issues to...

NPR

Jenny Gold

27 May 2019

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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For many, group prenatal visits allow pregnant people to chat about their issues in a non-judgemental space and get the care they need. CenteringPregnancy groups are spreading across the country, and they have also be...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Paighten Harkins

Erin Alberty

27 May 2019

Utah, United States

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Across the United States, veterans are at a greater risk for suicide than the average civilian, but in Utah, this problem is elevated even further. Although researchers are unsure of the reasons for this, programs in ...

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