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Arizona teens remain vulnerable to mental health issues, suicide

November 8, 2019

17 Oct By Lauren Fountain AZBigMedia https://azbigmedia.com/lifestyle/health-fitness/arizona-teens-remain-vulnerable-to-mental-health-issues-suicide/ Despite a slightly declining suicide rate for Arizonans aged 15-24, Arizona teens are still vulnerable to mental health issues, and in severe cases, suicidal thoughts and actions. The suicide rate for Arizonans aged 15-24 was 15.8% in 2017, a 6% decrease from the 16.8% rate in 2006, according to a […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s death shook them. Now Phoenix chefs are building a community of support

Published 5:00 a.m. MT Oct. 21, 2019 Updated 9:23 a.m. MT Oct. 21, 2019 By Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, Arizona Republic AZCentral.com https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/dining/2019/10/21/culinary-love-orangization-phoenix-chefs-mental-illness-substance-abuse/3943941002/ On paper, Bryon Freeze was doing well. In 2007 he got his first big break cooking under chef Mark Tarbell at Tarbell’s restaurant in Phoenix.  After a few years in Arizona, he moved to […]

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How Families Can Work Together

Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together. I now know […]

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NAMI Applauds HHS For Removing Barriers To Treatment For People With Serious Mental Illness

11/6/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Applauds-HHS-for-Removing-Barriers-to-Treatment-for-People-with-Serious-Mental-Illness Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.

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March For Our Lives Arizona says students want more counselors, fewer officers in schools

October 16, 2019

Published 6:30 a.m. MT Oct. 10, 2019 By Chase Hunter, Arizona Republic AZCentral https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-education/2019/10/10/march-our-lives-arizona-wants-more-counselors-fewer-officers/3844835002/ The high school students behind March For Our Lives Arizona want to see more counselors and fewer police officers in their schools. Arizona schools appear to be taking notice, but students say officials still are not doing enough. Requests for school counselors […]

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