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Tampa Police hiring mental health counselors to partner with officers on streets

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Tampa Police Department is looking to hire licensed mental health counselors as part of a new partnership between the department and an agency that helps those suffering with their mental health. The initiative goes beyond the desk. Police are looking to pair counselors and clinicians with officers and have them …

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Mental Health Toolkit for Students Struggling During Pandemic – NBC Los Angeles

For California families, a mental health checklist is just as important to check off during this year’s back-to-school season as a list of school supplies. After a stressful year spent learning remotely, many children may be struggling with their mental health. Living through the pandemic has been hard for everyone, but teenagers have faced unique …

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Resources Available for World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 26, 2021 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, observed July 30, is intended to raise awareness of this serious global problem. There are an estimated 234,000 victims of labor trafficking and 79,000 victims of youth and minor sex trafficking in Texas at any given time, according to data from the 2016 Statewide Human Trafficking …

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Eastern Shore Rural Health to celebrate National Health Center Week

Special offerings available the week of Aug. 9 Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. will celebrate National Health Center Week the second week of August. National Health Center Week is an annual event to celebrate America’s health centers. Rural Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center with a mission to care for all regardless of …

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NC health care systems need to fill hundreds of nurse vacancies amid shortage

RALEIGH, N.C. – Hospitals across the Triangle are looking for hundreds of nurses to fill vacancies amid an ongoing shortage and increased COVID-19 cases. Duke Health is recruiting right now for around 700 nursing positions to accommodate expansions and anticipated turnover. Meanwhile, UNC Health says they’re looking for more than 800 nurses as demand skyrockets. …

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Minneapolis will add a mental health response to 911 calls – The Minnesota Daily

Beginning in August, Canopy Mental Health & Consulting will be responding to emergency calls along with police, firefighters and paramedics. Carter Blochwitz City council members Cam Gordon and Steve Fletcher answer questions about affordable housing and share bad landlord experiences during a “Housing Town Hall” event hosted by the MSA at Coffman Memorial Theater, Wednesday …

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In health care, words can hurt — or heal

When it comes to healthcare, words can be matters of life and death. Research shows that physicians, nurses, and other providers’ terminology actually influences health outcomes — either by demonstrating respect that improves the provider-patient relationship and leads to positive behavioral changes, or by stoking stigma and shame that can worsen inequities in healthcare access. …

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Dr. Luis Manriquez and Kirby Weythman: The heat wave, health and healthy public policy

By Dr. Luis Manriquez and Kirby Weythman By Dr. Luis Manriquez and Kirby Weythman Like all Washingtonians, we are devastated by the tragic loss of life due to the recent record-breaking heat wave that has killed 91 people, including 20 from Spokane County. As a local physician and low-income housing inspector, we see firsthand the …

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Cubs’ Kris Bryant Proves Health for Suitors – NBC Chicago

Bryant shows off keen ham-eye coordination for scouts originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant singled in the first inning Saturday and then drew his fourth walk in seven plate appearances since returning from that “hamstring fatigue” thing. And then he tripled, stretching that right hamstring so effortlessly rounding second that he …

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