Tag: mental health

Trae Young discusses mental health in new initiative

Late in the fourth quarter of last night’s win over the Clippers, Hawks point guard Trae Young saw teammate Onyeka Okongwu cut to the brim. Young’s teamwork with Okongwu turned a typical piece into an alley-oop of highlights. That’s what the Hawks and their All-Star point guard do on and off the field. They make […]

Post-Pandemic Student Physical and Mental Health Program Goals and Framingham School Board Sub-Committee Food Service Assessment

By Ashlyn Kelly *** FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham School Board Health and Welfare Sub-Committee met for the first time with its new members and chairman, and discussed the physical and mental health of pupils leaving school the pandemic, drug prevention programs and the evaluation of the food service program as objectives . This was the […]

Why Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs Work as NYC Leads Nation with 1st Center

It’s been two months since New York City opened the first-ever overdose prevention center (OPC) in the United States, and public health experts say the clinic is already saving lives. CPOs are a form of harm reduction, that is, a set of strategies aimed at minimizing the negative effects and consequences of drug use, and […]

Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, named for Virginia doctor who died by suicide, passes Congress

“It’s a huge acknowledgment to everyone who has worked so tirelessly on our behalf that we see you, and we hear you, and we work hard to help and support you,” said Corey Feist, Breen’s brother. brother-in-law and co-founder of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation. “On a more personal level, Lorna cared so deeply […]

Charity claims controversial and heated planning saga sparked ‘abuse’ for residents of Yeovil homeless shelter

A charity has claimed that a “campaign of fear” resulting from a passionate planning saga by Yeovil led to residents of local homeless shelters being “verbally abused and filmed” by members of the public. The Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA) boss revealed to Somerset Live that he believes local outcry surrounding a proposed planning for […]

Embracing Change, Transforming Lives Through Community-Based Detox

Jennifer Alejandro, MD, is Chief of the Anti-Drug Council for the City of Pateros, a USAID RenewHealth project site of the URC – Project to Expand Access to Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation (CBDR) for Philippines. Doc Jen, as she is known, is accredited with the Department of Health to perform drug addiction examinations to determine the […]

A review of the murders of a mother and her daughter could save lives and family hopes | Femicide

Ella Dalby would have been 16 this summer. She loved Latin American dancing and ballroom dancing. Her parents were separated, but she saw her father, Tom, every weekend as part of a close extended family. In the early hours of May 28, 2018, in the kitchen of her Gloucester home, Ella, 11, was stabbed 24 […]

Members of Parliament shot an autistic man, then the justice system terrorized him. There is a better way.

Lawyer Austin Dove speaks at a press conference in April on the shooting of Isaias Cervantes by sheriff’s deputies at his Cudahy home on March 31. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) Isaias Cervantes had become restless and started pushing his mother. Autistic and deaf, suffering from anxiety and possibly intellectual disability, the […]

State Education Officials Seek to Accelerate Addition of 10K School Counselors

Faced with a shortage of mental health counselors in schools, the state Department of Education is seeking to bring 10,000 more professionals to campuses at a time when federal public health officials are calling for action to address the growing youth mental health crisis in the country. The adviser’s effort, which requires legislative approval, would […]

Drug epidemic: Experts suggest consumption of ‘ice’ has increased alarmingly

The recent murder of a 60-year-old man in an apartment in Karachi’s Saddar neighborhood, allegedly by a 40-year-old woman living in his home, shocked the city after police investigation revealed the suspect was “on ice” for the criminal act. This grisly crime has opened a window into the silent epidemic of drug addiction sweeping the […]

Iowa Democrats announce plan to let voters decide on marijuana legalization amid GOP resistance

Another city has joined the movement to decriminalize psychedelics, with lawmakers in Port Townsend, Wash., Unanimously approving a reform resolution on Monday. The proposal, which was developed with input from a coalition of psychedelic activists, makes law enforcement against entheogenic substances like psilocybin, ayahuasca and ibogaine one of the lowest priorities of the city. It […]

Liverpool launches new suicide prevention campaign, REACHOUT

12/07/2021 A new suicide prevention campaign has been launched, encouraging people to reach out and strike up a conversation – whether they’re worried about someone – or whether they’re in crisis themselves. REACHOUT Liverpool – launched by the Liverpool City Council Public Health Team in partnership with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Alder Hey […]

Mental Health Awareness and Training Grant

On St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea received a $ 625,000 Mental Health Awareness and Training (MHAT) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in September 2021. The grant will provide mental health training to over 2 500 community members over the next five years. . The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration […]

Crime rises on trains and buses in LA as COVID eases

While waiting for a subway train in Hollywood, Maritza Mancilla sheltered behind the escalator bringing passengers into the subway lit by fluorescent lamps. She wanted to see the newcomers before they could see her. The 55-year-old woman, who uses public transport to get to her job as a cleaner, has seen fights break out on […]

Survivors and advocates call for the trauma of gender-based violence to be recognized as a wound

DISCLAIMER: This story contains graphical content that readers may find distressing. Lula Dembele was sexually assaulted and raped between the ages of three and four. Key points: Survivors and advocates call for trauma in response to gender-based violence to be recognized as injury Advocacy group launched 16-day social media activism campaign They want funding for […]

Drug overdose deaths in the United States continue to rise during COVID-19 pandemic

Overdose deaths in the United States continue to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, driven largely by deaths from synthetic opioids and illegal fentanyl, according to a preliminary study. report released on November 17 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There was a record 100,306 fatal drug overdoses for the 12 months ending […]

Police Commission supports $ 213 million increase in LAPD budget

The Los Angeles Police Board on Tuesday approved a $ 213 million budget increase for the police department next year, a plan that would increase police numbers. The committee voted to approve LAPD leader Michel Moore’s request for a budget of $ 1.9 billion, which represents a 12% increase in general fund spending this year. […]

Crime on trains and buses rises as pandemic abates

While waiting for a subway train in Hollywood, Maritza Mancilla sheltered behind the escalator bringing passengers into the subway lit by fluorescent lamps. She wanted to see the newcomers before they could see her. The 55-year-old woman, who uses public transport to get to her job as a cleaner, has seen fights break out on […]

UIC offers Safe Exchange Zone for online shopping transactions

Dear students, teachers and staff, At the start of the fall semester, UIC police announced a year-long safety campaign to raise awareness of personal safety issues. Members of the UIC Police and Student Safety Patrol will be handing out buttons throughout the year to remind you to THINK! on your own safety and reflect on […]

Almirall sheds light on the emotional side of psoriasis in new awareness campaign

Psoriasis impacts more than the skin – it often takes a toll on the patient’s psyche. In addition to treating the characteristic red, scaly rash, patients may experience embarrassment, anxiety, depression, social isolation, and stigma. Almirall, based in Barcelona, ​​Spain, which markets dermatological drugs, wants to shed light on this often hidden side of the […]

Town to clean up Koreatown collector’s house

Cardboard boxes, aluminum cans and other trash are stacked 8 feet high in the front yard of the Koreatown house, obscuring the front windows and threatening to spill over onto the sidewalk. Neighbors say they have been complaining to city officials for years. On Tuesday, the owner, a 90-year-old woman, agreed to allow city workers […]

Shaheen leads NH delegation in announcing more than $ 1.4 million in federal funding to support anti-drug efforts

November 01, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee which funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive $ 1,402,083 in federal funds through community police (COPS) […]

JW Fisher from Midland discusses mental health as an employer

One in five adults suffers from a mental health problem in any given year. Despite these numbers, there are deep-rooted stigmas associated with mental health that have long been unchallenged. The stigma associated with mental health prevents some patients and their families from seeking help due to misconceptions about mental health care. To combat this […]

Disturbing messages disrupt final days of campaigning in Ward 6 of Minneapolis

With a week before the Minneapolis municipal election, some voters in Ward 6, the heart of the Somali community in Minneapolis, have received disturbing messages. An email, in invisible carbon copy to voters, contained documents on the criminal record of challenger Abdirizak Bihi. Another voter received a series of text messages from a person supporting […]

Ayala Malls Central Bloc’s “Padayon” Campaign Raises Mental Health Awareness

THROUGHOUT October, Ayala Malls Central Bloc dedicates a series of events and promotions to raising awareness about mental health and wellness as part of its “Padayon” wellness campaign. “Padayon” is a Cebuano word which means “to continue”, “to advance” and “to continue”. The ‘Padayon’ campaign is how Ayala Malls Central Bloc joins the celebration of […]

T20 World Cup | ICC partners with UNICEF to raise awareness of children’s mental health

The partnership will amplify UNICEF’s global #OnYourMind campaign which calls for commitment, communication and action to promote good mental health for every child The ICC has partnered with UNICEF to increase awareness of the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents throughout the T20 Men’s World Cup, which kicks off on October 17. The […]

Midway through campaign Rowan County United Way 44% on target – Salisbury Post

SALISBURY – To illustrate Rowan County United Way’s impact on the local community, Jim Behmer relied on a visual aid Wednesday afternoon. Behmer, chairman of this year’s fundraising campaign, held up a photo of the Bank of America stadium. Home to the Carolina Panthers on Sundays and musical performances at other times of the year, […]

Porter Launches ‘Go Out’ Capsule Coinciding With Mental Health Awareness Campaign

Luxury e-merchant Mr. Porter has launched a capsule collection of 31 ‘Go Out’ brands inspired by the outdoors, with all profits from sales between Oct. 11 and Oct. 31 going to the retailer’s Health in Mind fund, which is fueled by by the Movember charity. The “Go Out” capsule is a curated collection of “the […]

Launch of the mental health awareness campaign

Family Center launches mental health awareness campaign for children and adolescents. A spokesperson said: “The Family Center, in partnership with RBK Advertising + Design and One Communications, has launched a public awareness campaign to draw attention to the mental health issues of children and adolescents in Bermuda. The campaign was launched this week during ‘Mental […]

Five Towns Drug and Alcohol Coalition Works to Save Lives | Herald Community Newspapers

Two years after its creation, the Saving Lives Five Towns Drug and Alcohol Coalition is launching a new campaign to “Lock, Inventory, Eliminate” prescription drugs with the aim of reducing access to drugs. “Prescription data shows that if drug addicts are able to get used to or stay with substances like Vicodin or Valium, they […]

Haverhill Council votes 8-1 to ask for $ 125,000 for Cogswell ArtSpace; The mayor asked for his agreement

A seven-year campaign to create and open the Cogswell ArtSpace could come closer to reality if a request from Haverhill City Council is approved by Mayor James J. Fiorentini. The request came in the form of a motion from Councilor Timothy J. Jordan at last week’s council meeting to donate $ 125,000 to Creative Haverhill, […]

Senator Markey demands responses from Facebook after research shows company fails to commit to ban promotion of ads harmful to teens

Facebook’s global chief security officer pledged to Congress last week that Facebook would not allow advertisers to target teens with dangerous content Washington (October 4, 2021) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, wrote to Facebook demanding answers today after new research found that the company had failed […]

Soon, educational institutes will have Vimukthi clubs | Kochi News

Thiruvananthapuram: Vimukthi Mission, the excise department’s campaign against drug addiction, would be accelerated by establishing and including Vimukthi clubs in all educational institutions by October 2 next year, said the Minister of Excise and local self-government MV Govindan. Inaugurating a statewide month-long drug free awareness campaign in celebration of Gandhi Jayanthi’s 152nd day here, the […]

Drug Coalition Secures Grant and Plans Community Events | Local News

A coalition formed to fight vaping and alcohol consumption among youth in Nicollet County is now supported by a federal grant. One of his first efforts is to co-sponsor educational events on October 7 for professionals and parents in the Mankato area. Nicollet County’s Adolescent Chemical Wellness Advocates are among the community entities sponsoring the […]

National Recovery Month is a time of action

With the headlines focused on the historic public health crisis of COVID-19, many may have forgotten another national health tragedy: the growing epidemic of substance use disorders. Certainly, many have not forgotten it, namely the families and relatives of the tens of thousands of people who have died in the past year alone. National Recovery […]

Gardai launches drug awareness campaign for middle school students

DUBLIN, Ireland – As part of its “Campus Watch” program, Garda is launching its drug awareness campaign #Riseabovetheinfluence as students return to university. The campaign aims to encourage students to seek out positive influences and avoid the harmful consequences of drug abuse. “Freshers’ week should be a time of celebration, the start of something good […]

Three-year plan to fight against child abuse; Minister of Social Services urges public to call 914 for reports – Demerara Waves Online News – Guyana

Last updated on Sunday 19 September 2021, 15:38 by Denis Chabrol This week, Social Services Minister Dr Vindhya Persaud will launch the Every Child Safe campaign, aimed at engaging communities in creating safe environments for children. The Department of Social Services will launch this week – Child Protection Week – a three-year program aimed at […]

Government-backed Siberkreasi program launches new celebrity campaign to create a more positive online experience

Almost half of Indonesians report suffering from online abuse or fraud. Siberkreasi hopes to reverse this trend with new digital literacy and awareness campaigns JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Informatics, through the National Movement for Digital Literacy (GNLD), Siberkreasi unveiled a new series promoting the […]

Campaign launched to end abuse of nondisclosure agreements

WHISTLE-BLOWERS teamed up with MPs this week to lobby to end the abuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). The Can’t Buy My Silence campaign was launched on Tuesday by Zelda Perkins, who four years ago broke a nondisclosure agreement signed 20 years earlier with Harvey Weinstein, and law professor Dr Julie Macfarlane Canadian and campaigning survivor […]

Formerly incarcerated teens share their research and ideas on how to improve the juvenile justice system

“They treat us like animals. “I was described as a threat to society by two judges. “ These are just two of the comments made by incarcerated teens in focus group interviews at a juvenile detention center in New Mexico. In two-hour sessions, the young inmates shared their stories of how they broke the law […]

China fines tech giants for content exploiting children

HONG KONG (AP) – China’s internet watchdog said on Wednesday it had fined platforms operated by e-commerce company Alibaba and games company Tencent for disseminating sexual content involving children, while regulators seek to clean up content harmful to minors. Platforms such as Alibaba Taobao e-commerce marketplace, Tencent’s QQ messaging service, Kuaishou live streaming site, Sina […]

ArtsKC and members of the local arts community launch arts awareness campaign

The one-year campaign aims to heighten the importance of the arts and how they continue to play a role in our society, economy and the lives of individuals. KANSAS CITY, Missouri, July 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council has launched a one-year campaign with a mission to increase the significance of […]

WNBA Launches FIT Month, Part of League Social Justice Council Initiatives

WNBA FIT month guidance on 2021 WNBA All-Star and will run throughout August which includes a series of comprehensive programs and events dedicated to promoting physical and mental health and well-being among the league and the fans of all ages. One of the pillars of the WNBA Social Justice Council is health inequalities, with a […]

World Addiction Day: Calls for more rehabilitation centers to deal with increasing mental health cases intensify

Calls have intensified for the government to establish more rehabilitation centers in addition to mental health professionals in the sixteen regions of Ghana. Indeed, 242 people in 2020 sought treatment for drug use in fifteen (15) treatment and rehabilitation centers in the country, according to the Narcotics Control Commission. The majority of them – 38 […]

Rochdale Samaritans Encourage Residents to Listen to ‘Talk to Us’ Campaign

The Samaritans Mental Health Charity urges residents to become better listeners as part of their annual “Talk to Us” campaign. The Rochdale, Oldham and District Samaritans encourage members of the local community in Rochdale, Greater Manchester to become better listeners so that they can support their friends and family who may be in difficulty. It […]

Plymouth County DA returns money seized in drug crimes to community

BROCKTON – Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz has donated $ 32,000 to eight community groups as part of a program to reinvest money seized from drug crimes. Cruz’s office annually hands over some of the money seized from drug raids and similar operations to groups typically focused on drug education, rehabilitation, and drug groups. […]

GOP candidate for governor John Cox says California should force homeless people to undergo treatment before providing housing

John Cox, a Republican candidate for governor of California, said Monday he would force homeless people into mental health or addiction treatment before providing them with housing as part of his efforts to halve homelessness in five years. In his second gubernatorial candidacy, Cox also said he would step up law enforcement against people living […]

CCFC goes fairplay and launches radical new campaign to protect children online

BOSTON, June 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Today, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), the leading watchdog for the children’s media and marketing industries in the country, announced that it is renaming Fairplay. The announcement comes as the organization prepares to launch a major campaign for new regulations to protect American children online, similar […]

Awareness, screening, assessment and referral

Picture Approach, Screening, Assessment and Referral (OSAR) is a service available to anyone interested in obtaining information about addiction services. OSAR can be the starting point for people who want help accessing addiction services, but don’t know where to start. OSAR services are integrated with Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHA) / Local Behavioral Health Authorities […]

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