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Simple Ways to Reduce the Mental Illness Stigma

Let’s Make it Okay to Ask For Help The problem with the stigma around mental illness is huge! It stops too many people from getting help early, when it’s most effective. With a little knowledge, you and I can help end the stigma, prevent a great deal of suffering and save more lives. “That’s not a… Read more »

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Working Behind the Wall: Mental Health of Correctional-Based Staff

When we think of incarceration, we think about people sentenced to prison. Perhaps we think of those in jail awaiting trial or serving a short sentence. When we think of reentry, the act of person’s returning home from prison, we think about sentenced people coming home. When we think about prison – we think of… Read more »

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Teen Suicide Prevention: Counselors and Mental Health Professionals

The Role of Mental Health Counselors in Preventing Suicide: People who are in danger of harming themselves may try to reach out to you as a mental health professional -sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly.  As a mental health counselor, you should be alert for imminent warning signs that a patient may be at risk of suicide…. Read more »

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