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Illinois Jail Uses Video to Address Inmate Mental Health Issues

February 13, 2019

By Matt Hopf/Herald-Whig | January 17, 2019 Every Monday, a representative from Clarity Healthcare, based in Hannibal, Mo., visits the small Adams County jail in Quincy, Ill., to help authorities treat inmates who need mental health counseling. The “visit” is often connected through video, allowing authorities to speak with a psychiatrist who can prescribe medications Read More »

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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 Read 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 Read More »

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Make mental health a new years resolution

January 10, 2019

 ST. LOUIS – Many of you may have a new year’s resolution to get into shape, get healthier, go to the gym. But have you thought of your mental health? Perhaps you’re considering counseling or therapy. Dr. Jessi Gold, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University, visited Fox 2 News to answer some Read More »

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