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Ask Amy: Self-deprecating statements about mental health create a trying work environment

Dear Amy: My little sister died nearly two years ago by suicide after years of battling PTSD from sexual assaults when she was a teenager. I started a new job three months ago. I love all my colleagues. We are prosecutors and advocates for victims. It is hard and exhausting work. For my colleagues, this …

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How a small town is working to heal its youth mental health crisis

A small town on the south coast of Western Australia has come together to transform the residence of a former police sergeant into a safe space for young locals. Key points: The Bridgetown community has created a youth space to help deal with a mental health crisis among its youth The city’s youth were heavily …

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Mental health advocate, cookie shop owner found dead in Cleveland County Jail

Mental health advocate, cookie shop owner found dead in Cleveland County Jail

A mental health advocate and owner of a local cookie shop was found dead in his cell at the Cleveland County Jail. KOCO 5 spoke to friends who said his shocking death didn’t add up. A memorial has been raised for a well known business owner who was affectionately known as the ‘Cookie Queen’ who …

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Study finds trigger warnings may not benefit those they intend to help

Study finds trigger warnings may not benefit those they intend to help

A recent study in Behavioral therapy explored the relationship between trigger warnings and behavior related to negative stimuli. The study concluded that there is no evidence to suggest that when presented with a trigger warning, people choose to avoid negative stimuli, and trigger warnings did not cause people to stopping to prepare emotionally. The findings …

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Balancing reporting on vulnerable children while protecting their privacy

Balancing reporting on vulnerable children while protecting their privacy

This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with THE CITY. Subscribe to Dispatches to get stories like this as soon as they’re published. In November, we published an article about three New York teenagers who struggled to get mental health services that the city’s public schools are legally required to provide. …

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Letters to the Editor: Stop Gross' Expansion;  discuss mental health;  fund student services

Letters to the Editor: Stop Gross’ Expansion; discuss mental health; fund student services

Diane Lask: Gross Reservoir: Commissioners should stop unnecessary expansion I support Naomi Rachel’s Nov. 30 letter to the editor regarding a redesign opportunity by the Boulder County Commissioners and would like to add my two cents. The decision to expand Gross Reservoir’s capacity was made years ago when the Denver Water Board determined that the …

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Colorado investigation into Grand Junction Hospital in Mind Springs ends, but some Medicaid payments still pending

Colorado investigation into Grand Junction Hospital in Mind Springs ends, but some Medicaid payments still pending

A state inspection of West Springs Hospital in Grand Junction this week found that resolved issues were raised earlier this fall, but some Medicaid payments are still pending. A copy of the December report did not detail the issues inspectors identified in October, but Mind Springs Health CEO John Sheehan said the biggest issues were …

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Why 20 years in the SF system still wasn't enough to solve his homelessness

Why 20 years in the SF system still wasn’t enough to solve his homelessness

Chet Peeples was looking for a fresh start when he arrived in the Bay Area in the early 2000s. He was in his 40s and had racked up a string of felony convictions in his hometown of Memphis, including “attempted robbery, theft armed robbery, aggravated burglary, theft over $10,000 and auto theft,” he told me. …

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Connecticut mental health providers: State imposed restrictive requirements on transgender patients

Connecticut mental health providers: State imposed restrictive requirements on transgender patients

A coalition of mental health providers who treat transgender people in Connecticut have been complaining for months that the state Department of Human Services imposed what they call unnecessary and overly restrictive requirements on patients seeking transgender surgery. gender affirmation. The changes affect low-income Husky State Health Insurance patients. Before covering genital surgery to treat …

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A look at how Netflix's Qala explores mental health and sexism in music

A look at how Netflix’s Qala explores mental health and sexism in music

Begin by Netflix chronicles the journey of a renowned singer battling his inner demons. The film has a wonderful cast of Tripti Dimri, Babil Khan, Swastika Mukherjee and Varun Grover. A strained relationship with her mother and a dark past have made success taste like a sting for Qala, the remnants of the love she …

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