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NYPD to Expand Mental Health Intervention Program to Cover Entire City

NEW YORK — A pilot program that has kept New York Police Department officers away from many mental health crisis calls in parts of ... continue reading

A Florida Sheriff Writes About Mental Illness Intervention

Sheriff Gregory Tony of Broward County, on Florida’s East Coast, writes in a column on a news website about his views on mental illness ... continue reading

Reports of anxiety and depression more than 6 times higher during pandemic

In the latest evidence that the coronavirus pandemic has harmed people’s mental health, Boston College researchers say reports of anxiety and depression among Americans ... continue reading

Baseball Star Darryl Strawberry Still Slugging

Recovered addict, author and public speaker Darryl Strawberry will be the keynote speaker at the Nov. 12 Inspiring Hope Dinner. Darryl Strawberry, who ended ... continue reading

Report shows effects on workers of the pandemic and an unprepared business world

The American workplace was unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it would have on workers. That is a key take-home point from ... continue reading

In poetry and essays, revealing and normalizing mental illness

Indian poet and author Urvashi Bahuguna has written No Straight Thing Was Ever Made, a collection of essays that forms a memoir that reveals ... continue reading

Oliver Sacks’ Lost Brother and Long Regrets

Oliver Sacks was famous for 13 books on brain differences and disorders, one of which, “Awakenings,” was later made into a movie starring Robin ... continue reading

People Want to Improve Mental Health by Exercising But Are Blocked by Stress and Anxiety, Research Shows

A mindset of some exercise is better than none, and lowering intensity when feeling anxious are part of a toolset toward mental and physical ... continue reading

Here’s the Mental Health Legislation Florida Lawmakers are Considering

Gov. Ron DeSantis answers questions while First Lady Casey DeSantis listens following a roundtable discussion regarding mental health at the downtown Tampa Firefighter Museum ... continue reading

High-risk young people are not receiving critical behavioral health services

BY SARAH COLLINS HealthDay Reporter More than half of high-risk children in the United States are not receiving behavioral health services critical to their mental, ... continue reading