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Surviving Suicide: woman shares story of struggling with mental illness to empower students

August 13, 2019

Posted: 12:57 AM, Jul 22, 2019  Updated: 3:13 AM, Jul 22, 2019 By Veronika Vernachio KGUN 9 TUCSON, Ariz. — With pills in one hand and a bottle of rubbing alcohol in the other, Ernestina Limon attempted suicide for the first time. She was ten years old. “I got so sick,” Limon said. “We were […]

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Mental illness not a factor in mass violence, group says

August 8, 2019 / Modified Aug 8, 2019 12:11 P.M. By Duncan Moon Arizona Public Media Following the shootings in Dayton and El Paso, President Trump has made several public statements linking mental illness to gun violence. Mental health advocates have been quick to respond with data that show those struggling with mental illness […]

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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults […]

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Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

By Lisa Dixon, M.D. Aug. 02, 2019 NAMI It’s no secret that the transition from war to civilian life is not easy for service members or their families. Add mental illness, and the already difficult experience can become a debilitating one. Unfortunately, this situation is very common. A 2014 study showed that nearly one out of four active […]

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Mental Health First Aid Quick Take: Giving First Care

July 15, 2019

June 24, 2019 Guest Columnist EfficientGov According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the economic impact of serious mental health illness is a loss of $193.2 billion each year in the U.S. A Mental Health First Aid USA training on June 14, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona, addressed the stigma of mental health disorders through interactive activities, […]

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