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State budget freeze poses challenge in public safety, behavioral health

Aug 5, 2020 By Michael Martz Richmond Times-Dispatch https://richmond.com/news/virginia/state-budget-freeze-poses-challenge-in-public-safety-behavioral-health/article_a6e4e418-90eb-50de-9d0b-1291ce88ce91.html Faced with an “austere” state budget outlook amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia legislators are looking for ways to provide more compensation … Read more State budget freeze poses challenge in public safety, behavioral health

COVID-19 sparks 12-fold increase in remote delivery of mental health care across the US

COVID-19 sparks 12-fold increase in remote delivery of mental health care across the US

September 2, 2020 Source: Virginia Commonwealth University ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/09/200902161705.htm The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a remarkable number of psychologists across the United States to shift to delivering mental health care … Read more COVID-19 sparks 12-fold increase in remote delivery of mental health care across the US

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How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

Aug 26, 2020 By Katharine Hartleb NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2020/How-Early-Intervention-Impacted-My-Life I remember the first time I experienced the feeling of not being able to get out of bed. Not because I was … Read more How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

U.S. Senate Passes The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act

U.S. Senate Passes The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act

8/7/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/U-S-Senate-Passes-the-Commander-John-Scott-Hannon-Veterans-Mental-Health-Improvement-Act On August 5th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, S. 785, bipartisan legislation focused on efforts to reduce … Read more U.S. Senate Passes The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act

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NAMI’s Statement On Recent Racist Incidents and Mental Health Resources for African Americans

NAMI.org May 29, 2020 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and … Read more NAMI’s Statement On Recent Racist Incidents and Mental Health Resources for African Americans

Mental Health and Substance Use State Fact Sheets

Mental Health and Substance Use State Fact Sheets

Jul 10, 2020 KFF https://www.kff.org/statedata/mental-health-and-substance-use-state-fact-sheets/ The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic downturn have taken a toll on mental health for many people, with over 30% of adults in the U.S. now reporting … Read more Mental Health and Substance Use State Fact Sheets

Exhibit Spotlights Art By Those Struggling With Mental Illness

Exhibit Spotlights Art By Those Struggling With Mental Illness

Jul 23, 2020 By Emily Leayman Patch https://patch.com/virginia/vienna/exhibit-spotlights-art-those-struggling-mental-illness VIENNA, VA — The Vienna Arts Society is showcasing the work of residents of Pathway Homes, a nonprofit organization providing affordable housing … Read more Exhibit Spotlights Art By Those Struggling With Mental Illness

An Open Letter In Response To The President’s Executive Order On Safe Policing For Safe Communities

An Open Letter In Response To The President’s Executive Order On Safe Policing For Safe Communities

7/17/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/An-Open-Letter-in-Response-to-the-President-s-Executive-Order-on-Safe-Policing-for-Safe-Communities Today, NAMI, in partnership with CIT International and other national organizations working in mental health and policing, released an open letter responding to President Trump’s June 16th executive … Read more An Open Letter In Response To The President’s Executive Order On Safe Policing For Safe Communities

Why We Need More Culturally Competent Therapists

Why We Need More Culturally Competent Therapists

Jul 10, 2020 By Sebastian Martinez NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Why-We-Need-More-Culturally-Competent-Therapists I am a Latinx (a person who is ethnically from a Latin American or Caribbean culture) living with co-occurring mental health conditions. … Read more Why We Need More Culturally Competent Therapists

NAMI Central Virginia HelpLine, proudly sponsored by Dominion Energy

NAMI Central Virginia HelpLine, proudly sponsored by Dominion Energy

804-285-1749 – The NAMI Central Virginia HelpLine, proudly sponsored by Dominion Energy NAMI Central Virginia’s HelpLine is a free, confidential information service for individuals and families facing mental health concerns, … Read more NAMI Central Virginia HelpLine, proudly sponsored by Dominion Energy