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Ole Miss Participating in College Football Mental Health Awareness Week

Oct 5, 2020 By Nate Gabler Sports Illustrated https://www.si.com/college/olemiss/football/ole-miss-participating-in-college-football-mental-health-awareness-week OXFORD, Miss. (Ole Miss Athletics) – This week, Ole Miss Athletics is partnering with the Hilinski’s Hope Foundation (H3H) to support … Read more

Calls to suicide and crisis hotlines increase during pandemic

September 15, 2020 By Patrice Clark WLOX https://www.wlox.com/2020/09/15/calls-suicide-crisis-hotlines-increase-during-pandemic/ JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and calls for help for mental health assistance are rising at record … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Depression, anxiety spike amid outbreak and turbulent times

Sep 2, 2020 By Associated Press WTVY https://www.wtvy.com/2020/09/02/depression-anxiety-spike-amid-outbreak-and-turbulent-times/ Mental health therapists’ caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression are rising among Americans amid the … Read more

Rising drug costs keep Mississippians from necessary mental health treatment

Aug 11, 2020 By Julie Whitehead, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting Mississippi Today https://mississippitoday.org/2020/08/11/rising-drug-costs-keep-mississippians-from-necessary-mental-health-treatment/ Magdalin Fulce used to take three different prescription medications for anxiety and depression. She doesn’t take … Read more

How Early Intervention Impacted My Life

Aug 26, 2020 By Katharine Hartleb NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2020/How-Early-Intervention-Impacted-My-Life I remember the first time I experienced the feeling of not being able to get out of bed. Not because I was … Read more

U.S. Senate Passes The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Improvement Act

8/7/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/U-S-Senate-Passes-the-Commander-John-Scott-Hannon-Veterans-Mental-Health-Improvement-Act On August 5th, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, S. 785, bipartisan legislation focused on efforts to reduce … Read more

Mental Health Monday: College in the Age of COVID-19

by Sylvionna Moten-Horton, Community Outreach Intern Tougaloo College made the decision to delay its campus return until the spring semester, as COVID-19 numbers increased on other returning campuses. Although this … Read more