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You Are Not Alone: NAMI Supports Mental Health of Clevelanders During COVID-19

June 3, 2020

By Amber Robinson, Helpline Coordinator   Everything is going to be okay. This is a familiar phrase that we all have likely used at some point in our lives to console a family member, friend or perhaps even ourselves to push through difficult times. Since COVID-19 began, it’s something I’ve had to tell myself once, more »

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Kids’ mental health can struggle during online school. Here’s how teachers are planning ahead

August 4, 2020

By Erin Richards USA Today When her South Carolina high school went online this spring, Maya Green struggled through the same emotions as many of her fellow seniors: She missed her friends. Her online assignments were too easy. She struggled to stay focused. But Green, 18, also found herself working harder for the teachers who knew more »

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Pandemic, racism compound worries about Black suicide rate

July 31, 2020

July 12, 2020 By Sophia Tareen – Associated Press CHICAGO — Jasmin Pierre was 18 when she tried to end her life, overdosing on whatever pills she could find. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she survived two more attempts at suicide, which felt like the only way to stop her pain. Years of therapy more »

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Study finds rising rate of mental health visits among youth to emergency departments

July 27, 2020

July 10, 2020 By Monica Robins CLEVELAND — While the number of pediatric emergency department (ED) visits across the nation has remained stable over the last 10 years, visits for mental health disorders have risen 60% and the rate of visits for deliberate self-harm have increased 329%. Dr. Omar Elhaj is senior medical director more »

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What Is Law Enforcement’s Role In Mental Health Calls?

July 24, 2020

July 20, 2020 By Kabir Bhatia The conversation around defunding police has included debate on whether law enforcement should be responding to calls involving a person’s mental health. In Northeast Ohio, there have been incidents – some fatal — involving police response to people experiencing a mental health crisis. But there are ways mental more »

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Musician breaks down stigma surrounding mental health in Black community

July 17, 2020

Jul 5, 2020 By Mike Brookbank News 5 Cleveland CLEVELAND — Struggling in silence while searching for a way to break the stigma surrounding mental health within her community, a young Northeast Ohio woman is trying to change that using the power of music. “When I was five my mother passed away from cancer,” more »

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