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MSU bolsters mental health care offerings

December 13, 2019

December 9, 2019 10:39:25 AM By Tess Vrbin The Dispatch When Kim Kavalsky became the coordinator for mental health outreach at Mississippi State University in 2012, she was shocked to learn how many students experienced suicidal thoughts. “For some students it might just be a fleeting thought when they’re overwhelmed, and for other students […]

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NAMI Applauds FCC Leadership On 9-8-8 Crisis Number

12/11/2019 NAMI This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. NAMI applauds Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC for their leadership on this issue and strongly supports the creation of a […]

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Preventing And Preparing For A Mental Health Crisis

Dec. 09, 2019 By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, NYCPS-P, CPRP NAMI My experience during my crisis made me feel worse than my illness itself. Three armed police officers and two paramedics pounded on my door, entered my small apartment, checked my vitals, strapped me into a wheelchair, forcibly removed me from my home, and escorted […]

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Mississippi forfeits $1M daily in Medicaid funds. How does it affect the mentally ill?

November 8, 2019

Nov. 7, 2019 3:25 a.m. CT By Shirley L. Smith, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting Clarion Ledger By resisting Medicaid expansion, Mississippi is forfeiting more than $1 million a day that could help thousands of uninsured people with untreated mental illnesses and health care providers drowning in uncompensated costs, said state Sen. Hob Bryan, […]

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Why mental health care deserts persist for U.S. children

Nov 6, 2019 1:04 PM EST By Laura Santhanam PBS Despite an uptick in the number of child psychiatrists nationwide, one out of five U.S. children live in a county with no such provider, according to a study published this week in the journal Pediatrics, which also found that those specialists are largely concentrated in […]

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