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Houston To Launch COVID-19 Mental Health Support Program

October 8, 2020

September 30, 2020 By Mat Harab Houston Public Media https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/health-science/coronavirus/2020/09/30/382980/houston-to-launch-covid-19-mental-health-support-program/ The city is launching a new mental health support program providing resources to people during the COVID-19 pandemic, Houston officials announced Tuesday. The program — called “Let’s Beat COVID-19: Health Education, and Support Services,” or HESS — launches Thursday, and includes a support hotline, virtual more »

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Police have shot people experiencing a mental health crisis. Who should you call instead?

Sep 18, 2020 By Grace Hauck USA Today https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/18/police-shooting-mental-health-solutions-training-defund/5763145002/ Daniel Prude was experiencing a mental health crisis in March when Rochester, New York, police officers responding to a 911 call pinned him to the pavement while handcuffed and naked, suffocating him to death. A month later, Nicolas Chavez, 27, was “having a mental breakdown” in Houston when he was shot more »

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Join NAMI this Mental Illness Awareness Week to Raise the Voices of Lived Experience

Oct 5, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/Join-NAMI-this-Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week-to-Raise-the-Voices-of-Lived-Experience Arlington, VA – This year we’ve seen the numbers of Americans impacted by mental health conditions on the rise as a result of the pandemic and more people than ever need help. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across more »

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5 Things I Wish My Loved Ones Knew About Dissociation

Oct 6, 2020 By Allie Cotterman NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/October-2020/5-Things-I-Wish-My-Loved-Ones-Knew-About-Dissociation Have you ever been driving and suddenly realized you didn’t remember the last ten minutes of your drive? Have you ever been in a conversation and recognize you haven’t heard a word the other person just said? Ever daydreamed through a lecture at school? Almost everyone has more »

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Whether it’s hurricanes or COVID-19, disasters are driving a mental health crisis

September 10, 2020

Aug 25, 2020 By Dean Russell & Jamie Smith Hopkins The Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2020/08/25/texas-natural-disasters–mental-health/ Barbara Herndon lay in the center of her bed, muscles tensed, eyes on the television. She was waiting for the storm. All morning on that day in late May, the news had covered the cold front slouching south from Central Texas. more »

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