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Reha Kansara

15 April 2020

Uganda

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In Uganda, an initiative known as StrongMinds is helping low- and middle-income women deal with depression. To address the shortage of psychiatrists in the region, StrongMinds trains former patients who have completed...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

28 March 2020

Italy

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As governments order lockdowns of cities and countries due to coronavirus concerns, many people are at risk for experiencing mental health issues such as loneliness and anxiety. To combat this, people are turning to t...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Tyrone Turner

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5 March 2020

Hagerstown, Maryland, United States

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Named after his daughter who overdosed, a former narcotics police officer created Brooke's House, a women's treatment facility in Maryland. Combining methodologies and using multiple approaches, the program works to h...

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Sara Abbott

12 February 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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To help veterans struggling to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder, the Phoenix VA Health Care System has started using sports and outdoor recreation as a means of therapy. Although it does not replace medications...

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Kaitlin Sullivan

28 January 2020

New York, United States

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A new form of psychiatric treatment known as psychedelic-assisted therapy is gaining recognition of being a credible way to fight against anxiety and depression. This breakthrough has proven to be especially beneficia...

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Kaelyn Forde

9 January 2020

Springfield, Missouri, United States

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Although people often only showcase the best moments of their lives on social media platforms, a handful of celebrities have started sharing their mental health struggles which in turn has helped decrease the stigma a...

Equal Times

Evelyn Lirri

8 January 2020

Uganda

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Animal-assisted therapy offers benefits to those suffering from trauma. In Uganda, the Comfort Dog Project pairs victims of the country's decades-long civil war with companion animals. The dogs help victims, many of w...

The New York Times

Andrea Petersen

8 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Providing patents with manageable, meaningful activities helps address issues of depression and cognitive impairment. The approach of Problem Adaptation Therapy (PATH) focuses on giving patients tools and small activi...

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...

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Monica Humphries

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6 November 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Making personal connections supports mental health and wellbeing. The San Francisco-based nonprofit, Sidewalk Talk, trains volunteers to go out and engage on a personal level with individuals in underserved communitie...

Yes! Magazine

Jay Walljasper

5 November 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Building resilience and self-care into daily life promotes long-term wellbeing. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Catalyst Initiative works to support the emotional and mental wellbeing of underserved groups by promoting...

Time

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...

U.S. News & World Report

Kelly Davis

15 October 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Hoarding can be a symptom of depression or an outlet for trauma, and was forcing low-income seniors out of housing in California. To address this, researchers collaborated with various agencies and organizations to of...

VentureBeat

Kyle Wiggers

10 October 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Using artificial intelligence, social media companies can quickly identify and reach out to those at risk for self-harm. Pinterest, a San Francisco-based social media company, is employing AI to support its user’s emo...

The New York Times

Catherine Cheney

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24 September 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Connecting to peers makes coping with emotional distress easier for youth. Youthline, a youth suicide crisis intervention service operated by Lines for Life puts those struggling in touch with volunteers their own age...

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Tracy Leturgey

16 September 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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In rural counties, it's not always easy to seek mental health treatment. To address this, several different resources have been built over the years in Richmond County, Ohio from call or text hotlines to educational c...

Popular Science

Temma Ehrenfeld

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12 September 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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There is a movement amongst clinicians and researchers involved in suicide prevention to reclassify suicide as a "condition in its own right" in order to better teach and treat symptoms. In some places, such as Detroi...

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Max Blau

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10 September 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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After several high-profile suicides at various prisons throughout the U.S, ten states have enacted new policies for jails and prisons in order to intervene before it's too late. From enhanced suicide prevention traini...

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Emma Sisk

3 September 2019

United Kingdom

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Social prescribing, where medical practitioners encourage patients to look beyond medicine to remedy their issues, can lessen the demand for medical services and medications. In the UK, Denmark, and Canada, doctors ar...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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22 July 2019

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Sometimes just having someone to talk to can help those who are suffering from depression. The Friendship Bench program in NYC borrows an idea from Harare, Zimbabwe, where healthcare workers—affectionately called Gran...

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Nikita Poliakov

16 July 2019

Prague, Czech Republic

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Individuals at a high risk of suicide can benefit from targeted, accessible, and client-centered care. As part of a new mental health initiative, the Czech government is funding mental health centers for patients at h...

The Guardian

Robert Booth

10 June 2019

London, England, United Kingdom

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Communicating with volunteers via text message can be less intimating for young people than dialing a hotline. Mental Health Innovations, a UK-based charity, operates the Shout text hotline. The service is part of an ...

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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 ...

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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...

MedPage Today

Shannon Firth

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29 May 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Creating a more compassionate working environment helps lead clinicians suffering from depression, trauma, or burnout, to seek care. The University of California San Diego’s medical system has piloted several approach...

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