Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“That’s another big difference for poor families today. They might have TVs and cell phones, but researchers say they can be more disconnected than ever, from neighbors, work, family, all those social networks that help people through life.” The Changing Picture of Poverty: Hard Work Is ‘Just Not Enough’ (WRVO)

“Patients were sent to nearly every state across the country, often landing in places they had never been without any support. It’s a practice known as ‘greyhound therapy,’ and this story opened my eyes to what many of us have long ignored.” ‘Greyhound Therapy’ and America’s Mental Health Crisis (Huffington Post)

“’To be able to learn what they’re thinking and what’s going on in their mind … gives you a better perspective of what’s going on and what you’re able to do to further protect yourself and to protect them.'” Mental Health 101: Program Helps Police Intervene in Crisis (NPR)

 “When nonprofits form deeper relationships with the right corporate partners, the benefits are immediate, and both parties can create change together in their communities.” Calvary Women’s Services Encourage Long-Term Health (Washington Informer)

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