Dec 9, 2019 By Olivia Morley Marietta Daily Journal https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/news/state/floyd-county-jail-staff-prepares-for-construction-of-mental-health/article_8f1c4a18-e3d1-5fd9-ae3a-6164564ab6d7.html
Since starting as jail administrator in 2010, Sheriff’s Maj. Bob Sapp has had several goals, one of which is to help inmates better themselves, especially those with mental health issues.
As his decade as jail administrator comes to a close, and after six years of planning, Sapp’s goal is finally coming to fruition with the renovation of the Floyd County Jail’s medical facility and construction of the new mental health wing.
The Read More
Nov 25, 2019 By Wes Wolfe The Brunswick News https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/legislators-examine-mental-health-in-maternal-mortality/article_6f57c4a5-4100-58a7-8d0c-3e63f25ad6ac.html
The public controversy over Georgia’s dismal maternal mortality statistics continues to spur action among the state’s elected officials, and this past week state legislators heard from medical professionals on the problem and what could be working in some areas, especially as it comes to women’s mental health.
“One of the most striking things that was ever said to me was, in downtown Macon, we were administering the Barkin Index to low-income Read More
This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.
NAMI applauds Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC for their leadership on this issue and strongly supports the creation of a national 3-digit number as an essential part of a network of services and supports for people experiencing a mental health crisis. The National Suicide Prevention Read More
Dec. 09, 2019 By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, NYCPS-P, CPRP NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/Preventing-and-Preparing-for-a-Mental-Health-Crisi
My experience during my crisis made me feel worse than my illness itself. Three armed police officers and two paramedics pounded on my door, entered my small apartment, checked my vitals, strapped me into a wheelchair, forcibly removed me from my home, and escorted me to a siren-blaring ambulance. I was shocked and confused. I yelled. I cried. I was terrified. I felt like I was being imprisoned.
I was Read More
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Oct 16, 2019 By Eric Stirgus The Atlanta Journal-Constitution https://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/georgia-leaders-create-task-force-address-student-mental-health/hlafipzmSeHH8rQqjmPjmK/
ATHENS — With statistics showing 1 in 4 college students nationwide have a diagnosable mental illness and news accounts of students committing suicide, University System of Georgia leaders recognized they had a problem.
On Wednesday, the system announced it has created a 14-member task force to find more support and services for students struggling with anxiety, stress and mental illness.
The task force of college administrators, mental health professionals, faculty and students Read More
ATLANTA — Seeing death almost everyday takes a toll on even the toughest of people. Because of that, police, military, fire fighters, and first responders have the highest statistics for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide in the nation.
This troubling fact has many in the industry trying to come up with ways to help curb this.
During Read More
Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together
Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together.
I now know that the most effective treatment requires the person with the mental illness, their doctors and their supporters to work together. Frankly, through much of my spouse’s Read More
Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.Read More
A research paper by Zaim Zibran, a senior at Walton High School, looks into the causes and effects of gender-related delayed or missed diagnosis of schizophrenia in women.Zaim Zibran_The Misdiagnosis of Schizophrenia_A Closer Look at the Gender Disparity in Diagnosis rev2
Zaim Zibran is a senior at Walton High School in Marietta, GA, with recent experience working as a research intern at the Read More