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By On February 24th, 2020

Forbes: How This Barber Uses His Shop To Improve Black Men’s Mental Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that one in four people experience mental illness at some point in their life. For Black people around the world those stats are even more staggering. Research indicates that Black/African Americans are 20% more likely to suffer from psychological distress compared to their white counterparts. Within the Black community, mental health conversations and…

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By On February 17th, 2020

AMP is tomorrow 2/18 at Brookhaven!

Reminder that the AMP networking group meeting will be held at Brookhaven tomorrow, 2/18, from 9a-11a. All mental health and addiction professionals are encouraged to attend. There is no cost and breakfast will be served!   AMP Resources Association is a professional network designed to help mental health and addiction professionals collaborate for the purpose…

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By On February 10th, 2020

UVA: Researcher Uses Computer Models to Get Inside Heads of TBI Victims

For the full article, see: https://news.virginia.edu/content/researcher-uses-computer-models-get-inside-heads-tbi-victims By Fariss Samarrai, [email protected] Photos by Dan Addison, [email protected]   Mechanical and biomedical engineer Matthew Panzer is leading computational brain modeling projects at UVA’s Center for Applied Biomechanics. Each year about 3 million Americans suffer from traumatic brain injury – concussions and severe brain damage resulting from sporting activities, car crashes, falls, work-related…

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By On January 29th, 2020

Oklahoman: Mental Health Commissioner Terri White leaving office

by CARMEN FORMAN Oklahoma’s top mental health professional, a seasoned state agency head, will leave office on Feb. 1. Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Terri White announced her plan Tuesday to leave office. White, who was appointed commissioner in May 2007, is one of the state’s most tenured agency heads…

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