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Governor’s ‘Mental Health Czar’ Seeks New Blueprint For Care In California

September 18, 2019

August 28, 2019 By Rob Waters CaliforniaHealthline https://californiahealthline.org/news/governors-mental-health-czar-seeks-new-blueprint-for-care-in-california/ In a career full of twists, turns and high-powered assignments, Thomas Insel may now be embarking on one of his most daunting tasks yet — helping California find its way out of a worrisome mental health care crisis. This year, he assumed a new role to help more »

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As Stevante Clark Graduates Mental Health Court, California Looks To Grow This Alternative To Incarceration

Monday, September 9, 2019 By Sammy Caiola Capital Public Radio http://www.capradio.org/articles/2019/09/09/as-stevante-clark-graduates-mental-health-court-california-looks-to-grow-this-alternative-to-incarceration/ Stevante Clark approaches the bench in slacks and a buttoned-down shirt, plus his signature checkered headwrap. He’s been showing up here at least once a month for the past year to check-in with Judge Lawrence Brown. Each time, he gives an update about his more »

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NAMI Statement On Release Of U.S. Presidential Candidate Positions On Mental Health And Addiction

8/27/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Statement-on-Release-of-U-S-Presidential-Candidate-Positions-on-Mental-Health-and-Addiction Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal more »

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What It Feels Like To Be In Psychosis

By Andrea Paquette | Aug. 14, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/What-it-Feels-Like-to-be-in-Psychosis I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features when I was 25 years old. My mental health journey unraveled my life to the point where I nearly died. An entire year, spanning most of 2005, drove me entirely out of reality. It remains extremely difficult to explain how something more »

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Employers Urged To Find New Ways To Address Workers’ Mental Health

August 13, 2019

July 18, 2019 By Brian Rinker CaliforniaHealthline https://californiahealthline.org/news/employers-urged-to-find-new-ways-to-address-workers-mental-health/ In the middle of a work project at a global corporate consulting firm, Katherine Switz was gripped with a debilitating bout of anxiety. Her body froze, her heart raced, her chest tightened, and her mind went blank, which made it nearly impossible for her to concentrate on more »

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