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COVID-19 strikes hard for those experiencing mental health issues

July 16, 2020

Posted Jun 14, 2020/Updated Jun 15, 2020 By Suzanne Roig The Bulletin https://www.bendbulletin.com/business/covid-19-strikes-hard-for-those-experiencing-mental-health-issues/article_6e7a3004-aaab-11ea-9bc4-0b3c8588c4c6.html Scuffling out from the scrub brush at Juniper Ridge in Bend, pushing a green-hand-me-down medical scooter on one foot with no toes, Todd Yoder heads to the Mosaic Medical mobile van. His leg that rests on the scooter is bandaged. The homeless more »

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An Oregon town has replaced some cops with medics and mental health workers for nearly 30 years

July 6, 2020 By Scottie Andrew, CNN KOMU http://www1.komu.com/news/an-oregon-town-has-replaced-some-cops-with-medics-and-mental-health-workers-for-nearly-30-years (CNN) — Around 30 years ago, a town in Oregon retrofitted an old van, staffed it with young medics and mental health counselors and sent them out to respond to the kinds of 911 calls that wouldn’t necessarily require police intervention. In the town of 172,000, more »

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Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care

July 6, 2020 By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2020/Discrimination-and-Racism-in-the-History-of-Mental-Health-Care People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat. In the 1960s, more »

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This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities

July 1, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/This-Minority-Mental-Health-Month-NAMI-is-Raising-Awareness-About-Mental-Health-in-Underrepresent Arlington, VA — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, race and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. In fact, cultural differences can influence what treatments, coping mechanisms and more »

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COVID-19 Intensifies Student Struggles With Mental Health

June 6, 2020

May 21, 2020 By Elizabeth Miller OPB https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-coronavirus-covid-19-students-mental-health/ Nadia Hasan has three children – two go to Barnes Elementary in Beaverton. She said her 8-year-old son used to love school, but now he gets overwhelmed with his online assignments. “Instead of trying any of it, he just refuses to do any of it,” she said. Hasan has more »

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