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Browns receiver Anthony Schwartz talks about mental health issues this season

BEREA, Ohio — Anthony Schwartz’s breaking point came in August, after the Browns’ final preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Schwartz, a sophomore receiver looking to carve out a consistent role in the Browns’ offense, had just dropped two assists, bringing his total to five stray runs in just three preseason games. While the Browns …

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Opinion: Lawmakers, Georgia’s troubled kids need help

The state’s fragmented mental health care system is failing to serve the growing number of depressed and suicidal children in Georgia. This remains true whether these children are covered by private health insurance or public plans. This should be intolerable for a state like ours. We must do better for our children and their parents …

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Rams RB Kyren Williams, G Logan Bruss and other Rams players team up with EVERFI to continue virtual mental health series for students

Rams RB Kyren Williams, G Logan Bruss and other Rams players team up with EVERFI to continue virtual mental health series for students

In partnership with EVERFI’s Character Playbook, the Rams continued their virtual mental health series for ninth graders in the Los Angeles area. At the start of the series’ second year, Rams guard Logan Bruss, running back Kyren Williams, linebacker Brayden Thomas and the Rams Cheerleaders joined two South Los Angeles schools in person for a …

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How mental health staffing shortages are delaying justice in Utah courts

How mental health staffing shortages are delaying justice in Utah courts

Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — As the leaves changed color and fell last month, Matt Gwyther sat in a park surrounded by the evidence of the passage of time. “I have this open wound that I just want to close,” he said. As fall gave way to winter, Matt Gwyther faced …

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Berkeley County launches mental health pilot program for inmates

Berkeley County launches mental health pilot program for inmates

MONCKS CORNER — Berkeley County is taking steps to prioritize mental health by launching a new pilot program at the county detention center covering inmates with mental illnesses. The program is a partnership between the Hill-Finklea Detention Center and the Berkeley Community Mental Health Center and made possible by a $373,000 appropriation from the state …

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Former local director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness charged with embezzlement of nonprofit funds

Former local director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness charged with embezzlement of nonprofit funds

Rain expected for the Christmas parade on Saturday morning The former executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in central Virginia has been accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the nonprofit by misusing credit cards and forging and cashing fraudulent checks on the account of the organization from 2019 to 2021. Mark …

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West St. Paul residents concerned about safety at proposed mental health facility

West St. Paul residents concerned about safety at proposed mental health facility

A group of West St. Paul residents oppose plans for a mental health center that would provide residential treatment and crisis services, citing safety concerns. Officials involved in the project met Thursday night at a community meeting hosted by Dakota County to discuss concerns. More than 80 people showed up. The crisis and recovery center …

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Katie Meyer: How her death highlights mental health issue in college athletics

Katie Meyer: How her death highlights mental health issue in college athletics

Fri, December 2, 2022 3:50 p.m. By Brooklyn Jones Special for Niagara Frontier Publications On November 24, 2022, the family of the late Stanford football star Katie Meyer, who died last spring, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Stanford University. Claiming that the University sent her a disciplinary letter that the lawsuit contained “threatening language” …

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Weehawken Schools after-hours counseling expands mental health services for students

At the time of the layoff, as classrooms empty and hallways quiet at Weehawken High School, counselor Rosmery Veras sticks around. It’s not just about ending your day and getting ready for the next one. That’s the time she planned to spend with students, in person or virtually, as part of a new district initiative …

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Loudoun Supervisors Introduce Regional Mental Health Facility to State Legislators

Loudoun Supervisors Introduce Regional Mental Health Facility to State Legislators

Loudoun supervisors have asked state lawmakers for a new facility to address a mental hospital bed crisis, among other local priorities, while state lawmakers have warned them to temper their expectations during a session of the politically divided General Assembly. Last year, the state’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services closed admissions at five …

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