September 2019 News Listing

California: Mental Health Training for 911 Dispatchers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE California: Mental Health Training for 911 Dispatchers Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has decided to voluntarily implement the policy changes sought by AB 680 Introduced by Assemblymember Kansen Chu and sponsored by NAMI California, AB 680did not become law, but training will be implemented throughout the state. As the dispatcher curriculum more

After son’s death, Ankeny mother seeks to end mental health stigma.

This weekend’s National Alliance on Mental Illness Walk is personal for the event’s keynote speaker. Connie Grunder’s journey with mental illness began in 2015, when her son, Zachary, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder with psychosis. “I knew nothing about mental illness at the time,” Grunder said. The Ankeny mother will share her story at Saturday’s NAMI Iowa’s walk more

Air pollution is linked to anxiety and suicidal thoughts in children, study finds.

(CNN)Air pollution may be associated with increased mental health disorders like anxiety and depression in children, a study has found. The study, published Wednesday in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal, found that short-term exposure to high ambient air pollution corresponded with a rise in visits to the children’s psychiatric emergency department. Carried out over five more