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Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: America’s Hidden Mental Health Crisis – Alisa Roth and Phil Andrews

One of the most horrific—and least acknowledged—effects of mass incarceration is the epidemic of mental illness in our jails and prisons. On June 13, 2019, Alisa Roth, journalist and author of Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness, will explain how this happened—and how we can fix it. Phil Andrews is the Director of Crime Prevention Initiatives for the State’s Attorney’s Office of Montgomery County, Maryland. In January 2016, a Task Force chaired by Andrews released a report unanimously recommending the establishment of mental health courts at the Circuit and District levels to divert people who commit low-level crimes as a product of mental illness into treatment and services and away from prosecution and incarceration....

June 12, 2019June 22, 2019by
Partnering with the AFSP – Out of the Darkness Walk
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Partnering with the AFSP – Out of the Darkness Walk

By participating with the Brendan Smile Team in the Out of the Darkness Walk, you are joining the effort with hundreds of thousands of people nationwide to raise awareness and funds to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Your fundraising efforts are greatly appreciated,...

August 26, 2017August 26, 2017by
A Teachable Moment: Using 13 Reasons Why to Initiate a Helpful Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health
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A Teachable Moment: Using 13 Reasons Why to Initiate a Helpful Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

A Teachable Moment: Using 13 Reasons Why to Initiate a Helpful Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health As most of you know, the trending Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, based on a young adult novel of the same name, is raising some questions and concerns about mental health and suicide. The series revolves around 17-year-old Hannah...

April 28, 2017April 28, 2017by
3rd Truman State Suicide
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3rd Truman State Suicide

A Truman State University student from St. Peters was found dead Thursday morning at a fraternity house. Joshua Thomas, 18, was found before 5 a.m. Thursday in the Alpha Kappa Lambda house, 918 South Osteopathy Avenue in Kirksville, Mo. A junior by credit hour, this was his first year on campus as a business administration...

April 8, 2017April 8, 2017by