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CityLab

Andrew Small

22 November 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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Electric scooter companies across the United States brainstorm and pilot creative ideas to get their riders to focus more intently on scoot safety. One e-scooter company, Bird, has launched a pilot that asks riders to...

ABC 10 (San Diego)

Jennifer Kastner

20 November 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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In San Diego county, the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) provides mental health training to police officers. The team is comprised of mental health technicians who are present for 911 calls that involve ind...

CityLab

Sophie Knight

18 November 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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To address the harm - both to human psychology as well as natural ecosystems - of artificial light, The Netherlands calls on its citizens to turn their lights off and feel the effects of a natural darkness. The awaren...

The New York Times

Benedict Carey

11 November 2019

Glen Oaks, New York, United States

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Self-injury tactics have been increasing among adolescents, but psychologists are finding success with implementing specialized forms of therapy. Typically used with those diagnosed with a personality disorder, a spec...

The Trace

Champe Barton

6 November 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In 2013, Detroit’s law enforcement agencies started using focused deterrence – a method that uses data to identify at-risk individuals – to decrease the rate of violent crime in the city. The method, part of the natio...

CityLab

David Dudley

29 October 2019

Vienna, Austria

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Despite a rapidly growing population size, Vienna, Austria has remained high on "quality-of-life" rankings, thanks to the city's prioritization of green space, car-free areas, and expansion of affordable housing proje...

Wired

Louise Matsakis

24 October 2019

Austell, Georgia, United States

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Cobb County, Georgia installed new license plate surveillance technology, loaned to them by the Atlanta-based company, Flock Safety. After installation, the test area saw a dramatic decrease in crime, to which Flock t...

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Mandy Oaklander

24 October 2019

Tennessee, United States

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Medical professionals throughout the United States are starting to implement mental health screenings during routine care in order to better assess those at risk of suicide. Using a combination of health records and q...

Mosaic Science

Fleur MacDonald

15 October 2019

Glasgow, Scotland

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Glasgow continues to learn from its systemic failure in urban planning during and after the industrial revolution by redesigning its living spaces to be separated from industrial areas, and by including nature and gre...

The Atlantic

Mark Obbie

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11 September 2019

Buffalo, New York, United States

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With support for a New York-based grant program, Buffalo has been trying various evidence-based approaches to decrease violence, especially gun violence, in the city. The grant program, Gun Involved Violence Eliminati...

Searchlight New Mexico

April Reese

27 August 2019

Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

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The Outdoor Equity Fund in New Mexico introduces troubled youth across the state to exploration in nature as a sort of informal therapy and mental retreat. The Fund - a first of it's kind across the nation - distribut...

The City

Reuven Blau

Rosa Goldensohn

19 August 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Solitary confinement was once thought of as one of the only effective punishments for violent prison inmates. As more research surfaces showing the severe damage it does to mental health, the racial bias of those plac...

NPR

Rhitu Chatterjee

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7 August 2019

McGregor, Minnesota, United States

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Due to urban migration from rural areas, communities in less populated regions around the country are experiencing increased loneliness and lack of social connection; a health organization in Minnesota is building per...

The New York Times

Julia Hotz

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18 July 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Feeling isolated often leads to increased feelings of loneliness, but is also a reason why new meet-ups such as Tea With Strangers are becoming widely used as a solution. Based on the idea that strangers can become mo...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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10 July 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Across the United States, gun violence prevention initiatives are finally turning their attention to the urban communities hit hardest and supporting community-driven approaches. In the past, financial support has gon...

BBC

Tom Colls

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2 July 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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A U.S. company, Flock Safety, has developed a security and surveillance system that allows residents to monitor the color, model, and license plate of every car entering their neighborhood. The system uses car license...

The Atlantic

Jerry Useem

1 July 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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The Navy has implemented a growing technique in employment practices - called "minimal manning" - that requires employees to be quick, problem-solving jacks of all trades rather than experts in one particular area. Th...

CityLab

John Surico

21 June 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Though cities around the world range in size, demographics, and countless other factories, they share a common trait: cities are loud. The app Hush City offers an easy way to find a quiet space amid the noise. The app...

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...

BBC

Sam Judah

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4 June 2019

Italy

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"We exploited the biological clock," is how an Italian psychiatrist describes what he has been testing to treat those suffering from bipolar disorder and depression. The approach, which has received both praise and cr...

NPR

Caroline Covington

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20 May 2019

Texas, United States

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Many people associate post-traumatic stress disorder as a diagnosis exclusively reserved for military or emergency responders, and this limited definition can lead to misdiagnoses for everyday civilians. Training more...

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Molly Fosco

20 May 2019

United States

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Across the United States, tech platforms and organizations are developing ways to use data in a way that decreases police violence. They range in purpose – one maps instances of police violence, while another publishe...

Rolling Stone

Andrea Marks

16 May 2019

United States

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Climate change is impacting not just the environment but the way in which humans are able to exist within the altered landscape. As ecosystems shift, storms worsen and loss of homes continues to rise, the mental healt...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

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30 April 2019

Zimbabwe

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Depression and anxiety impact people across socioeconomic levels and geographic boundaries, despite being thought of as mostly isolated to wealthier western regions. Because training mental health professionals can be...

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