Mental Health

Justice Department Releases $58 Million in Solicitations to Combat the Distribution of Illicit Drugs and Improve Officer Wellness

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The Justice Department announced today that the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has released approximately $58 million in three grant solicitations that will advance community policing, help combat the dual scourges of opioid and methamphetamine use, and promote the health and safety of our nation’s law enforcement officers.

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10 global health issues to track in 2021

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2020 was a devastating year for global health. A previously unknown virus raced around the world, rapidly emerging as one of its top killers, laying bare the inadequacies of health systems. Today, health services in all regions are struggling to both tackle COVID-19, and provide people with vital care.

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Mental health 911 calls will be handled by medical experts instead of NYPD in new pilot program

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For the first time ever, some mental health 911 calls in New York City will be handled by health professionals and mental health crisis workers – not police officers. On Wednesday, the city's Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that new mental health teams will be the default responders to mental health emergencies in two "high-need

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7 Strange Things Stress Can Do to Your Body

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For some, stress feels like your heart is about to explode out of your chest. For others, stress pops up on your skin as a rash or you notice your hair falling out more than usual. Article from Cleveland Clinic explains what stress can cause.

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World Mental Health Day 2020

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This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; for students, adapting

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