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Will a Court Force Mississippi to Change on Mental Health?

July 16, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:20 a.m. CDT By Ashton Pittman Jackson Free Press http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2019/jul/10/change-mental-health-ahead/ Tyler Haire spent his 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th birthdays in the Calhoun County jail in Pittsboro, Miss. Sometimes, he would throw tantrums and ask to be sent to solitary confinement where he could sleep. He would tell his jailers about […]

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Mississippi Mental Health Leader Says She Supports Community Treatment

Friday, June 28, 2019 9:44 a.m. CDT By The Associated Press Jackson Free Press http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2019/jun/28/mississippi-mental-health-leader-says-she-supports/ Federal officials say Mississippi violates a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court decision finding “unjustified” confinement in a mental hospital is illegal. Mississippi officials say the state is making good progress on its own and that the federal government is making excessive […]

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Responding To Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though. For example, during my first psychotic […]

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NAMI Joins Seven Leading Organizations To Launch Mental Health For US Coalition

6/10/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-Seven-Leading-Organizations-to-Launch-Mental-Health-for-US-Coalition NAMI, along with other prominent mental health and addiction organizations, launched Mental Health for US: a nonpartisan educational coalition aimed at elevating mental health issues on the 2020 campaign trail. The coalition is dedicated to uniting Americans to call for bipartisan support and systematic change through grassroots activation.

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Sharing Our Story – Brianna Acevedo-Franchino

July 5, 2019

Mental illness is something I’ve lived with for as long as I can remember. It was first diagnosed when I was 14 years old. Up until then, I thought the way I felt was completely normal. At the time, my mother was going through a kidney transplant surgery with my uncle, and my father wasn’t […]

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