Mental Health

Northampton Co. mom, counselor to join Florida Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team

Northampton Co. mom, counselor to join Florida Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team

DANIELSVILLE, Pa. – As many headed north for shelter from Hurricane Ian, volunteers are flying south to help those in need. “I’m part of the disaster mental health team,” said Tasha Behnk, a Red Cross volunteer. Behnke is preparing to leave his home in Danielsville, Northampton County. The licensed counselor and mother of three will …

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Fairview mental health worker strike called off, Allina walkout still scheduled

Fairview mental health worker strike called off, Allina walkout still scheduled

Progress after 2 p.m. of negotiations on Wednesday prompted mental health workers at Minnesota’s M Health Fairview University Medical Center to call off a planned three-day strike. “The bargaining team can and will refile the strike notice if necessary, but hopes to be able to reach an agreement,” said Brenda Hilbrich, executive vice president of …

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Sen.  Smith continues Wellstone's commitment to mental health coverage with new bill

Sen. Smith continues Wellstone’s commitment to mental health coverage with new bill

WASHINGTON, DC (KFGO) – In 1996, Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone began work on a bill to ensure health insurance companies covered mental health care the same way they covered physical health care, but it didn’t become law until 2008 – six years after Wellstone’s death. Today, Minnesota Senator Tina Smith is working to strengthen the …

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A new podcast on behalf of Daniel Johnston will open a conversation about mental health

A new podcast on behalf of Daniel Johnston will open a conversation about mental health

The first guests of Hi how are you? Podcast features members of Black Pumas and Surfaces A new podcast honoring late foreign musician Daniel Johnston will feature conversations about mental health with musicians performing at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Hello, how are you? Podcast launched today on Spotify and the Hi, How Are …

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Dealing with trauma following a natural disaster with a mental health expert

Dealing with trauma following a natural disaster with a mental health expert

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida. (WJHG/WECP) – It’s safe to say that our surrounding region was spared by Hurricane Ian and our thoughts and prayers are with those affected. But for people who live in the Panhandle, that uncertainty could bring back difficult memories of Hurricane Michael in 2018. Tasha A. Jackson, LCSW and program coordinator …

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Dealing with trauma following a natural disaster with a mental health expert

Dealing with trauma following a natural disaster with a mental health expert

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida. (WJHG/WECP) – It’s safe to say that our surrounding region was spared by Hurricane Ian and our thoughts and prayers are with those affected. But for people who live in the Panhandle, that uncertainty could bring back difficult memories of Hurricane Michael in 2018. Tasha A. Jackson, LCSW and program coordinator …

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SCDHHS and UofSC team up for youth mental health

SCDHHS and UofSC team up for youth mental health

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with the University of South Carolina to create the School Behavioral Health Academy (SBHA). The program will prepare teachers and staff at South Carolina schools on how to support the mental health of their students. “The resources announced today will …

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A bill introduced in the Senate to improve mental health care

A bill introduced in the Senate to improve mental health care

NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) – Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) introduced a bill in the US Senate that aims to improve health insurance coverage for mental health. According to Smith, 70% of health insurance companies do not offer equal coverage options for physical and mental health issues. Smith’s bill aims to address the lack of mental …

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58th Annual Gustavus Nobel Lecture Focuses on Youth Mental Health

58th Annual Gustavus Nobel Lecture Focuses on Youth Mental Health

ST. PETER, Minnesota. (KEYC) – The Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College has been bringing science and ethics into dialogue since 1965. “Science is not in a separate box from ethics. These issues are always intertwined, regardless of the topic,” said Lisa Heldke, Nobel conference director. Each fall, it brings leading thinkers and researchers to …

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