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NAMI, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), is releasing a groundbreaking new report, Preparing for the Unimaginable: How chiefs can safeguard officer mental health before and after mass casualty events.

In 2014, NAMI met with Chief Michael Kehoe of the Newtown (Conn.) Police Department to help develop a roadmap for navigating the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.  Working with Chief Kehoe, NAMI convened an expert advisory group—the first of its...

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Frieda Hughes: ‘I felt my parents were stolen’

Frieda Hughes is a painter and poet. She is also the daughter of two giants of the literary world, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, and didn’t read her parents’ poetry until her mid-30s. Frieda Hughes is thumbing through her first book of poetry, trying to find the poem...

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Should You Replace the Xanax With Books? By Libby Coleman.

“Miss Tweak” is anxious. She’s anxious about the big things, and the little things, and the homework assignments, and her racing mind, and her inability to focus, and why she is here on Earth. It all adds up to a serious case of panic anxiety disorder. The recommended...

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