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Arizona students will get mental health breaks, if bill in state legislature passes

February 12, 2020

January 31, 2020 By FOX 10 Staff FOX 10 News Phoenix https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-students-will-get-mental-health-breaks-if-new-bill-in-state-legislature-passes PHOENIX – Students across Arizona could be allowed to have excused absences due to mental or behavioral health, if a bill is passed in the state legislature. SB 1444, which is sponsored by State Sen. Sean Bowie and co-sponsored by 14 other state lawmakers, will […]

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Proposed Bill Would Limit Solitary Confinement in Arizona’s Prisons

February 4, 2020 By Hannah Critchfield Phoenix New Times https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/arizona-prisons-solitary-confinement-bill-limit-isolation-mendez-11434664 Several Democratic Senators want to dramatically limit the amount of time Arizona prisoners can spend in solitary confinement, and to require greater accountability from state prisons using the practice. A bill introduced on Monday by Senator Juan Mendez would limit to 15 days the amount […]

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How To Move Forward After Going Through A Crisis

Jan. 21, 2020 By Becky Brasfield NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/How-to-Move-Forward-After-Going-Through-a-Crisis After a crisis, recovery can be challenging. Our lives are left in turmoil caused by the stressful situation we just managed to overcome. With the worst behind us, we have to pick up the pieces. But unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for how to take steps toward the future. So […]

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5 Reminders For Survivors Of Trauma

Jan. 17, 2020 By Odelya Gertel Kraybill, Ph.D., LCPC NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/5-Reminders-for-Survivors-of-Trauma In 1991, when I was 17 and living in Tel Aviv with my family, a loud siren woke me from a peaceful sleep. We knew what it meant. We also knew we had to do. I ran, shaking and crying, with my family to our safe […]

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Report shows veterans are twice as likely to commit suicide

January 9, 2020

By Jeff Rosenfield https://downtowndevil.com/report-shows-veterans-are-twice-as-likely-to-commit-suicide/ A recent report shows more than 20% of all suicides in Arizona between January 2015 and December 2017 were veterans. ASU’s Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety at the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions released the report “Sucide Involving Veterans” as part of its Arizona Violent Death Reporting System […]

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