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Church attendance linked with reduced suicide risk, especially for Catholics, study says – LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-church-attendance-suicide-20160629-snap-story.html?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+First+Edition&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=31176987&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8KJFAPcqcq1SfGX7_lpQHD88WYxsYXAW9g6o0TwWHBdz2D5xvic3JONgdkXEhNdymG6Ma7H2xt4rBBr5wDm6dt0wQoUg&_hsmi=31176987 Church attendance linked with reduced suicide risk, especially for Catholics, study says Against a grim backdrop of rising suicide rates among American women, new research has revealed a blinding … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Mental Health & Addiction Issues | Billboard

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7416705/demi-lovato-american-way-cover-story Demi Lovato Opens Up About Mental Health & Addiction Issues | Billboard In her cover story for American Way, pop star Demi Lovato recalls the steps that led up … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Facebook Offers Tools for Those Who Fear a Friend May Be Suicidal – NYTimes.com

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/06/15/technology/facebook-offers-tools-for-those-who-fear-a-friend-may-be-suicidal.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0&referer= Facebook Offers Tools for Those Who Fear a Friend May Be Suicidal MENLO PARK, Calif. — When Carrie Simmons opened her Facebook app one day in late 2014, she … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Students Demand Mental Health Counselors Reflect On-Campus Diversity | TakePart

"For LGBT students and students of color, the need is acute. Advocates are finding they have to dig deeper to satisfy a growing desire for counselors attuned to the groups’ … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why are suicide rates on the rise for black children? –

http://blavity.com/why-are-suicide-rates-on-the-rise-for-black-kids/ WHY ARE SUICIDE RATES ON THE RISE FOR BLACK CHILDREN? Photo: Atlanta Blackstar The rate of suicide among black children between the ages of 5 and 11 has nearly … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

June 16, 2016, Mental Health Board Finance Committee Meeting Agenda – Public Input on the Budget

The MILWAUKEE COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH BOARD FINANCE COMMITTEE will meet Thursday, June 16, 2016 – 1:30 P.M. at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex , 9455 Watertown Plank Road, Conference … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mental Illness Is Not Just A ‘White Person’s Disease’

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-bolden/mental-illness-is-not-a-white-persons-disease_b_10309790.html Mental Illness Is Not Just A ‘White Person’s Disease’ Eli DeFaria Mental Illness in the Black Community I was 23 before I started going to a counselor for my … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Strengthening Wisconsin’s ‘mental wealth’ system

A solid article by Wisconsin State Legislator, Jonathan Brostoff. Strengthening Wisconsin’s ‘mental wealth’ system http://m.jsonline.com/opinion/strengthening-wisconsins-mental-wealth-system-b99737077z1-381711611.html Strengthening Wisconsin’s ‘mental wealth’ system Mental Wealth. That was the name of my wife’s team … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

11 Things People With Schizophrenia Wish Others Understood – Personal Medicare

http://my.personalmedicare.com/11-things-people-with-schizophrenia-wish-others-understood/ 11 Things People With Schizophrenia Wish Others Understood By Sarah Schuster Many people with who live with mental illness face stigma at some point. But a study by Indiana … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Prevent Suicide in Milwaukee-Please Join Us on June 17

http://www.preventsuicidemke.com PLEASE JOIN US for the next P ​revent Suicide Greater Milwaukee Quarterly Coalition Partner Meeting ​!!​ Date: Friday June 17, 2016 Time: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM Place: IndependenceFirst ​ ​ … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment