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Google Partners With NAMI To Create An Anxiety-Disorder Self-Assessment

June 6, 2020

5/28/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/Google-Partners-with-NAMI-To-Create-an-Anxiety-Disorder%C2%A0Self-Assessment Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have access to a clinically-validated questionnaire called the GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7) that helps evaluate a person’s level of anxiety. After taking the questionnaire, Google will point users to more »

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The Evolution of the Mental Health Movement

Jun 1, 2020 By Jessica Walthall NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2020/The-Evolution-of-the-Mental-Health-Movement As we enter a new decade, it’s important to remember that early NAMI pioneers were up against a society that didn’t understand, let alone talk about, mental illness. People with mental illness and their families were left in the dark, afraid that sharing their experiences could negatively more »

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How to talk to your kids about their mental health and managing stress during the pandemic

May 12, 2020

May 7, 2020 By Jessi Schultz News 5 Cleveland https://www.news5cleveland.com/rebound/coronavirus-stress/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-their-mental-health-and-managing-stress-during-the-pandemic CLEVELAND — Thursday is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and officials are urging parents to talk to their kids about their mental health as COVID-19 takes a toll on all of us. LifeAct is a nonprofit organization in Chagrin Falls that is dedicated to more »

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Mental health and crisis counselors say telehealth should stay even after pandemic ends

May 4, 2020 By Kevin Barry News 5 Cleveland https://www.news5cleveland.com/rebound/coronavirus-stress/mental-health-and-crisis-counselors-say-telehealth-should-stay-even-after-pandemic-ends CLEVELAND — After emergency actions relaxed governing how mental health, addiction and crisis counselors can access their patients, those counselors say clients and patients would benefit from the changes becoming permanent. “It’s been a radical shift in terms of how we interface with our patients more »

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What Is The Role of Activity for Mental Health?

April 30, 2020 By Brad Bowins, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2020/What-Is-The-Role-Of-Activity-For-Mental-Health Mental illness exerts a heavy toll on society, but only receives a fraction of the funding that physical illness does. There is a universal need for beneficial and cost-effective interventions for mental illness. But what might qualify as an option? One possible answer is activity! As more »

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