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Solitary confinement worsens mental illness. A Texas prison program meant to help can feel just as isolating.

May 8, 2019

BY JOLIE MCCULLOUGH APRIL 23, 201912 AM The Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2019/04/23/texas-prisons-solitary-confinement-mental-health-program/ Prisoners who volunteered for a mental health diversion program say promises of therapy and time out of their cells weren’t fulfilled. And Texas prison officials aren’t regularly tracking success rates — even as they ask lawmakers to fund an expansion of the program.

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Organizations Work to Raise Awareness During Mental Health Month

BY SPECTRUM NEWS STAFF PUBLISHED 1:21 PM CT MAY. 06, 2019 https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/austin/news/2019/05/06/organizations-work-to-raise-awareness-during-mental-health-month AUSTIN, Texas – The month of May is Mental Health Month and nonprofits across the country are working to raise awareness about the issue. May is Mental Health Month Local and national organizations raise awareness Focus on stigma, support, and education The National Alliance more »

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CBT For Psychosis: Approaches Families Can Use

By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. | Apr. 15, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching more »

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Texas lawmakers are prioritizing mental health for school safety. But advocates worry about stigma.

April 9, 2019

March 19, 2019, 12 AM By Marissa Evans The Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2019/03/19/advocates-warn-mental-health-legislation-not-enough-prevent-shootings/ Mental health is at the forefront of gun violence prevention conversations among Texas legislators this session, but advocates for people with mental illness are wary of that focus. After the Santa Fe High School shooting in May that left 10 dead and 13 others wounded, more »

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