Mental Illness
Speak Up, Reach Out
  September is National Recovery Month and this year’s 25th anniversary theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out.” Schwanna Cockerham-Qualls leads individual and group therapy sessions, and offers a reflection on the Na…
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Celebrating Recovery this Month…and Every Day
National Recovery Month celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. Organized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this year’s National Recovery Month theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach…
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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.…
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Friday Round-up: New Year’s Edition
 As the temperatures continue to drop, the need for shelter increases: http://bit.ly/rtDDyI  More community mental health centers may be threatened by budget cuts in the coming year: http://nyti.ms/rM9U3b  What’s the unemployment outlook for 20…
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Friday Round-up: this week in the news
Sunday marked the beginning of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Here’s some interesting research from the National Institute of Mental Health about the global cost of mental illness : http://1.usa.gov/nOyv2E Unemployment rises again: http://wapo.st/…
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The Need for Community-Based Mental Health Services
You may have noticed that mental illness has been in the news a lot lately. The tragedy in Arizona last month sparked a lot of discussion on the relationship between mental illness and violence. But perhaps the more important question to ask is how w…
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What to Do About: The Winter Blues
The holidays are officially over. For many of us, the post-holiday blues have set in. Visiting family and friends have returned home, bare Christmas trees lay on the sidewalk waiting to be trashed, New Years celebrations are over, and it’s time to…
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Friday Round-Up: this week in the news
Recent violence in Arizona sparks the discussions: what is the connection between mental illness & violence after all? http://slate.me/gwbJWO Did you know: homeless women have higher rates of PTSD than returning combat veterans? Unfortunately, t…
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Friday Round-Up: this week in the news
With colder weather just around the corner, D.C. vows to improve homeless services this winter: http://bit.ly/cKXhwD Check out the new documentary, The Other City! The film tells the story of the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic right here in Washington, D…
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Mental Health Budget Cuts Occurring Nationwide
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in any given year, one in four adults suffers from a mental disorder. This number is even higher amongst those who are experiencing homelessness, where approximately half of all those who are home…
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