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Column: School mental health resources critical to ensuring safe school environments |  columnists

Column: School mental health resources critical to ensuring safe school environments | columnists

Amy Briesch and Sandra M. Chafouleas The Conversation Whenever a mass shooting takes place in schools, public discussion often focuses on laws or policies that might have prevented the tragedy. But averting school violence needs more than gun policy. It requires both prevention and crisis response that take students’ emotional well-being — not just their …

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MENTAL HEALTH MOMENT: June is PTSD Awareness Month |  news

MENTAL HEALTH MOMENT: June is PTSD Awareness Month | news

By Gwendolyn Downing, LPC Individuals of any age who have experienced a trauma may be impacted, and infants through adults, may develop a range of reactions, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). June is PTSD awareness month, which prompts us to tend to the continuum of prevention to treatment, for ourselves and communities. Trauma can …

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Author who dealt with cancer during COVID offers some advice |  health

Author who dealt with cancer during COVID offers some advice | health

By Helen Epstein Special To The Washington Post When the pandemic exploded in the United States in spring 2020, Helen Epstein canceled all her medical screening checkups — eye, dental, gynecological. Like many other Americans, the 72-year-old didn’t want to enter a large medical facility for any reason. She also canceled a routine ultrasound that …

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How writer David Sedaris defeated alcohol and drugs: ‘Everything I do is extreme.’  †  Entertainment/Life

How writer David Sedaris defeated alcohol and drugs: ‘Everything I do is extreme.’ † Entertainment/Life

David Sedaris may seem like a surprising inspiration for overcoming addiction. Wellness advice is not something he’s known for. A New York Times bestselling author who has been described as witty, irreverent, obsessive, charming, fussy and wickedly deadpan, Sedaris turns otherwise ordinary experiences into brilliantly funny essays that make us laugh, think and often see …

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Important to discuss mental health issues, experts say |  news

Important to discuss mental health issues, experts say | news

Children could be traumatized by all sorts of events, said Muskogee County Behavioral Health Specialist Erica Frazier. “Chaotic home life, such as the mental illness of a parent or substance abuse and alcohol, when you never know what kind of mood your parent is going to be in,” Frazier said. “Abject poverty — are you …

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Northumberland County passes mental health resolution |  news

Northumberland County passes mental health resolution | news

SUNBURY — Northumberland County passed a resolution last month to request appropriate funding to support community-based mental health services in the 2022-23 Pennsylvania budget. Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal calls for a $36.6 million increase in county mental health base funds as well as an additional $40 million in one-time federal American Rescue Plan Act …

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Grand Lake Mental Health Center is now GRAND Mental Health |  news

Grand Lake Mental Health Center is now GRAND Mental Health | news

Grand Lake Mental Health Center is now GRAND Mental Health. The organization has changed its name to reflect its reach and mission of providing world-class mental health services to those living in northcentral and northeastern Oklahoma. “The name GRAND Mental Health better reflects our innovative work,” Chief Executive Officer Larry Smith said. “Mental health incidents …

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Omaha doctor pioneered the use of technology in clinical work |  Local News

Omaha doctor pioneered the use of technology in clinical work | Local News

dr. Byron Oberst began his career during one of the darkest periods for pediatric medicine in recent history: the polio epidemic. The Omaha native had just completed his studies and military service when he returned to the city in 1951 to start his own practice. There, he was greeted with horrific scenes of gravely ill …

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