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Senate passes proposed extension of behavioral health holds

March 14, 2019

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Senate has approved a proposal to extend the length of time that authorities may hold people experiencing mental health or substance abuse crises under the state’s involuntary treatment act. The bill would expand the length of time for initial holds — before patients see a judge — from three more »

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ACLU says schools need more mental health professionals, not police

The ACLU says schools are being over-policed and should allocate resources to mental health services, instead. (CNN) Public schools need more mental health professionals and fewer police, according to a recently released report by the American Civil Liberties Union. The report found that nearly one-third of public school students, more than 14 million, are enrolled in more »

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Advancing Discovery For New, Better Treatments

NAMI is proud to share our new white paper: “Working Together to Advance Discovery and Reignite Hope: Advocacy, Academia, Industry and Government Push for New Mental Health Treatment Options.” This paper describes the important work NAMI and our partners have done to push forward in the difficult and complex field of brain science and developing treatment more »

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships With Mental Illness

Quality friendships have the potential to give us feelings of compassion, belonging and happiness. They can help improve our sense of self-worth and help us cope. When you have a mental illness, you may think that your friendships are bound to be more complicated. You may even deem healthy relationships impossible. But it’s very important to dispel more »

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How The Digital Age Has Impacted Mental Health Care

February 26, 2019

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 04, 2019 Almost the entirety of my experience in seeking mental health care (apart from the actual therapy) has been online. I looked for a therapist using different “find a therapist” search engines, clicking filters that would account for my insurance and location. I’ve read blogs and personal accounts of others’ experiences with more »

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