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Hundreds of thousands with mental health conditions being chained, says charity

October 8, 2020

Oct 5, 2020 By Peter Beaumont The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/oct/06/hundreds-of-thousands-with-mental-health-conditions-being-chained-says-charity Hundreds of thousands of people with mental health conditions in 60 countries are still being chained, according to a comprehensive and damning new study. Human Rights Watch says that men, women and children – some as young as 10 – are regularly shackled or locked in more »

 
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Mental illness treatment varies widely among American adolescents within and across ZIP codes

Sept 21, 2020 By B. Rose Huber Princeton University https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/09/21/mental-illness-treatment-varies-widely-among-american-adolescents-within-and-across Using a national database of insurance claims, Princeton University researchers investigated the type of treatment adolescents — most of whom were around the average age of 12 and suffering from anxiety or depression — receive after a first episode of mental illness.

 
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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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4 Ways To Destigmatize Mental Health At Work

September 10, 2020

August 31, 2020 By Alice Boyes Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/aliceboyes/2020/08/31/4-ways-to-destigmatize-mental-health-at-work/#1c4b5f8be49d In any month, about 18% of people in the workforce are experiencing a mental health condition. Depression and anxiety are the most common. Many of the most productive, creative people in your company are likely included in this statistic. Yet, mental health remains a stigmatized topic. If you’re a more »

 
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