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In The News

Updated  8/9/2017

  • Fairfax County Quander Road school students produced this anti-stigma PSA with support from a Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services award
  • AlexandriaNews.org featured the development of a Mental Health Matters Campaign led by Alexandria Chapter of NAACP in collaboration with Convergence, City of Alexandria and MBTP: Theater of Purpose; funded by a Northern Virginia Suicide Prevention mini-grant supported through the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
  • Loudoun County Camp REAL (Raising Education, Achievement and Leadership) participants helped to promote the S.T.O.P. (Students Together Overcome and Prevent) Bullying Initiative with support from a DBHDS grant which focuses on bullying prevention. See the Washington Post article.
  • Washington Post article on a blood test and app being tested to help predict suicidality USA Today article on the high risk of suicide among transgender individuals New Action Alliance article and resources on how health care providers can address suicide risks posed by guns and the media
  • USA Today article on the high risk of suicide among transgender individuals
  • New Action Alliance article and resources on how health care providers can address suicide risks posed by guns and the media
  • Washington Post article: The death toll from guns no one talks about Preventative Medicine study: Effects of changes in permit-to-purchase handgun laws in Connecticut and Missouri on suicide rates
  • Mental Health America has developed a Back to School Toolkit for MHA Affiliates, advocates, and organizations of all types to use with parents, youth and school personnel to raise awareness of the importance of talking about mental health.
  • Study ties Medicaid expansion to capacity to adequately provide mental health services. Article from CQ Roll Call
  • Grant Opportunity: A Little HOPE grants to organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or loved one.
  • Grant Opportunity: Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health grants to support research that demonstrates the effectiveness of group psychotherapy

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