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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

March 23, 2020

Over the past several days, there has been a significant shift in the state of Mississippi’s response to the coronavirus pandemic due to an increase in confirmed cases. As of this writing, 207 cases have been confirmed in our state with more test results pending for other patients. Until further notice, NAMI Mississippi is taking […]

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Breaking mental health stigma in minority communities

March 8, 2020

Feb 29, 2020 The Meridian Star https://www.meridianstar.com/news/lifestyles/breaking-mental-health-stigma-in-minority-communities/article_212040cf-c339-5344-b08f-6f739ca62a0f.html OXFORD – When Dale Hall was an undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi, he had to grapple firsthand with the stigma surrounding mental health care. Now, he’s working to create a space for other students to learn about mental health and self-care without worry or embarrassment. “I […]

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‘The Power of We’ at MSU to highlight importance of mental health

February 14, 2020 – 10:33 am By Anna Owens Mississippi State University https://www.msstate.edu/newsroom/article/2020/02/power-we-msu-highlight-importance-mental-health STARKVILLE, Miss.—A former Auburn University Miss Homecoming winner will share her mental health journey and encourage self-reflection among Mississippi State students on March 2. Taylor Wesley’s “The Power of We” will discuss the importance of collegiate mental health and share her personal […]

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Groundbreaking study on mental health reveals SECOND type of schizophrenia

PUBLISHED: 07:54, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:53, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 By Tom Fish Express https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1250118/mental-health-study-schizophrenia-types-variations For the first time ever, two distinct neuroanatomical variations of schizophrenia have been identified. Researchers analysed the brain scans of more than 300 schizophrenia patients in the study. The first variation shows lower volumes of grey matter in comparison to […]

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Young Workers Seek Mental Health Accommodations, Employers Try to Keep Up

Feb 12, 2020 11:00 am ET By Lauren Weber The Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/articles/managing-mental-health-at-work-is-a-juggle-of-rights-and-realities-11581523201 Managers and younger employees are struggling to adapt as a generation of people with higher rates of reported mental illness enter the workforce. Many of these new workers are coming to offices from colleges and high schools where they received accommodations, […]

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