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Behavioral Health Symposium: Changing the Conversation

August 11, 2020

  The Behavioral Health Symposium, Changing the Conversation, will take place September 2nd-3rd. The conference will be 100% virtual and cover an array of topics such as telehealth and stressors with social distancing. It will also offer accreditation.     To register go to: www.womansfoundation.com/bhsymposium  

 
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Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops

Join us on the evening of September 17th for a 25-minute showing of the Emmy nominated HBO documentary Ernie & Joe Crisis Cops.   Ernie and Joe Crisis Cops is an intimate portrait of two Texas police officers who are helping change the way police respond to mental health calls. The film takes audiences on more »

 
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ATLAS: The Addiction Treatment Locator in Louisiana

July 22, 2020

  Since the pandemic began, there has been a significant spike in drug overdoses. Evidence suggests that isolation, economic devastation, and disruptions to the drug trade contribute to these alarming rates. Louisianians can now seek professional alcohol or drug addiction treatment with the help of ATLAS: The Addiction Treatment Locator, Assessment and Standards online platform. more »

 
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Mental Health an Emerging Crisis of COVID Pandemic

May 12, 2020

May 8, 2020 By Katherine Kam WebMD https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200508/mental-health-emerging-crisis-of-covid-pandemic Americans are reporting high levels of emotional distress from the coronavirus pandemic — levels that some experts warn may lead to a national mental health crisis. “Our society is definitely in a collective state of trauma,” said Jonathan Porteus, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist who oversees the crisis and suicide hotline in Sacramento, more »

 
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COVID-19’s Psychological Toll: Mental Distress Among Americans Has Tripled During the Pandemic Compared to 2018

May 7, 2020 By Markham Heid TIME https://time.com/5833619/mental-health-coronavirus/ Late last month, as the full weight of the COVID-19 crises was settling on the country’s shoulders, more than one in four American adults met the criteria that psychologists use to diagnose serious mental distress and illness. That represents a roughly 700% increase from pre-pandemic data collected more »

 
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