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April 17, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!

May 18

1:00-7:00 pm

*with break-out sessions to teach the public more about mental health and the mental health services in our community

Location: BCPA (Bloomington Center for Performing Arts)

*will include a CIT compliment by NAMI to recognize our officers in the county who have completed CIT training

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    As Congress proposes changes to our nation’s health care system, it’s important for law enforcement to know about changes that may affect your day-to-day work. The American Health Care Act, Congress’ bill to reform health care, would impact Medicaid, the health coverage program for low-income and disabled Americans, including many people who have mental illness and substance use conditions.

     

    According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Medicaid will cover 14 million fewer people and Medicaid spending would be reduced by 25 Read More

    2017 Mental Health First Aid Classes
        

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     MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Growing up in poverty exposes children to greater levels of stress, which can lead to psychological problems later in life, a new study suggests.

    Researchers at Cornell University reported that kids who grow up poor are more likely to have reduced short-term spatial memory. The study also reported that such kids seem to be more prone to antisocial and aggressive behavior, such as bullying.

    Poor children are also more likely than kids from middle-income homes Read More

    By Jess Lader | Jan. 06, 2017

     

    I’m writing with tears in my eyes following Carrie Fisher’s untimely death. My love, appreciation and fandom for her is due to more than her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars: She was a pioneer for those of us who live with bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions. I love the Carrie who stayed true to herself and never made excuses for the toll that bipolar disorder took Read More

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