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County pledges to be stigma free

March 9, 2017

Commissioners take pledge to end stigma around mental illness     The Blaine County commissioners took a pledge Tuesday to be “stigma-free,” making it one of the first entities to do so for the National Alliance on Mental Health’s campaign to reduce stigma around mental illness.     The three commissioners said the county has already been more »

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Why Are Ski Towns Seeing More Suicides?

September 13, 2016

(Reposted from National Geographic) Why Are Ski Towns Seeing More Suicides? Posted by Kelley McMillan on May 16, 2016 On a sunny morning in early March, Tom Slocum, a 57-year-old ski bum in Telluride, Colorado, walked up Tomboy Road, a popular hiking route that winds above the north side of town. An avid athlete and skier, Slocum moved more »

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Are you StigmaFree?

September 10, 2016

Her name was Marie, and she was the happiest person I knew. She was also the most caring, loving, and endearing friend that I have had the privilege of having in my life. We lived and worked in Washington, DC, where we stormed Capitol Hill, carrying our message about a ‘no-nonsense” defense budget. It was more »

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Uninsured mentally ill rarely get critical follow-up care in Idaho

July 22, 2016

BY PENELOPE HANSEN As the mental health coordinator at the Boise Police Department, I see the devastating effects Idaho’s health care coverage gap has on our most vulnerable citizens. I work daily with Idahoans suffering from serious and persistent mental health illness, including veterans and people experiencing homelessness. Sadly, most of these people do not more »

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Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): An Invaluable Community Resource

November 3, 2014

What is CIT? CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness. Getting Started Community partnerships are the key more »

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