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July 7, 2020
How do seemingly unrelated but overwhelming global events connect to create complex trauma? How do we ensure we have the tools to support individuals around developing healing and resiliency from these overwhelming and cumulative traumas? We are living in a time of unprecedented stress impacting individuals, families and communities across cultures, generations, genders and racial groups.

As hope began to emerge that the COVID-19 pandemic might be waning and social isolation nearing an end, new spikes of infection are being reported across the nation.

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    In this powerful video, Students with Psychosis (https://sws.ngo) share a compilation of answers from people who are living with schizophrenia to the question, “What do you wish people knew about schizophrenia?”

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    Treatment Advocacy Center, RESEARCH WEEKLY: By Molly Vencel The Treatment Advocacy Center knows how challenging caring for someone with a severe mental illness can be. In a recent blog, staff member Sabah Muhammad shares her story of caring for her brother with severe mental illness. The challenges Sabah, her brother and her family face are not unique, and caring for someone with a severe mental illness can take a toll on caregivers. In honor of the many family members caring for loved ones with severe mental illness, more » Read More
    Washingtonpost.com, Opinions, By Pete Earley , June 15, 2020
    Let’s have this conversation, what do you 
    think, please post to our Facebook page.

    Pete Earley is the parent designee on the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee, which advises the federal government about mental health reform.

    Americans with mental illnesses make up nearly a quarter of those killed by police officers, according to The Post’s Fatal Force database. Meanwhile,

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    As published in the hudsonvalley360.com, May 7, 2020

    During the COVID 19 pandemic, mental health conditions can be significantly worse in individuals.  People fear they, or a loved one, will contract the virus or they will not have sufficient money to pay bills or purchase food, and their levels of anxiety and depression increase.

    May is mental health awareness month.  About 1 in 5 adults, and 17% of youth in the United States experience a mental health disorder. 

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    NAMI Basics OnDemand is a free, six-session online education program for parents, a caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms. NAMI Basics OnDemand is an adaptation of the in-person course offered in 43 states by NAMI affiliates. This is a great first step to learn more about what your loved one may be experiencing. Register today:  https://basics.nami.org

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