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How My Depression Made Me A Better State Representative

January 17, 2019

By Michael Schlossberg | Dec. 17, 2018 When I first told the world I suffered from a major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, I miscalculated. I was angry at the time, and I didn’t realize it would actually have a positive impact on me and the people I represent. I’m a full-time elected official. I have the more »

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Training The Community To Recognize And Respond To Crises

By John Giampaolo | Dec. 20, 2018 As a child, I watched my brother struggle for years. Mental health simply wasn’t a topic discussed much in the 1970s and 1980s, and my parents had few resources to turn to for help. I was 21 years old when my brother took his life; I understand firsthand what families go more »

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Austin Arts Contest Aims To Fight Mental Illness Stigma

January 16, 2019

2019 Mental Health Awareness Creative Arts Contest running through March 11 open to young artists in four age groups. By Tony Cantu AUSTIN, TEXAS — A creative arts contest has been launched to help fight the stigma of mental illness, officials said Thursday. The University of Texas at Austin, Texas System of Care and the more »

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ERs ‘flooded’ with mentally ill patients with no place else to turn

Psychiatric bed shortage is one cause (CNN) – A “huge and largely unreported problem” is happening in ERs across the nation, one expert says. “The extent to which ERs are now flooded with patients with mental illness is unprecedented,” said Dr. David R. Rubinow, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine at University of more »

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