Mental Health First Aid Monthly Newsletter

July 18, 2020

#BeTheDifference With Self-care Strategies This is a challenging and stressful time. People across the country are reporting high levels of emotional distress because of COVID-19, including feelings of sadness, exhaustion, fear and worry. That’s why it is more important now than ever before to make your mental health a priority. We have shared resources over the last more »

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9-8-8 may be the new suicide prevention hotline

July 9, 2020

9-8-8 may be the new suicide prevention hotline number after FCC (Federal Communications Commission) votes later this month.   Much like 9-1-1 is used for emergencies, 9-8-8 may be the new suicide prevention hotline number after the FCC votes later this month. The Federal Communications Commission said phone service providers will have until July 2022 to implement the new more »

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Recovery Barriers for People with Serious Mental Illness Post-Incarceration

  RESEARCH WEEKLY: Recovery Barriers for People with Serious Mental Illness Post-Incarceration   By: Kelli South   Incarceration complicates and sometimes negatively impacts the recovery prospects for individuals with serious mental illness. The common issues faced by anyone involved in the criminal justice system are exacerbated for those with serious mental illness, making their odds of recidivism high and more »

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