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When Your Problem is My Problem, Too: A Timely Flashback to the Road to Mental Health Parity

“I shouldn’t be forced to pay for your health problems and your family’s health problems” While many opponents perceive that the current health bills are popular among Conservative Republicans mainly because it paves the way for a huge tax benefits

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Posted in Affordable Care Act, mental health, Parity

Our New Health Policy in 140 Characters or Less

I was listening to a radio talk show early Friday morning after the Republican House and President celebrated the rapid passage of their version of repeal of the ACA. While the radio hosts missed the irony, the program cut to

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Posted in Affordable Care Act, health, mental health, Politics, wellness

Salve for the Sensibilities

I am a recovering news junkie…one who is struggling to stay on course in the current storm of political wrangling about social, economic, environmental, and overall  leadership issues. For many years, my home lifestyle included watching cable news and TV

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Posted in Addiction, Politics, Tension, Veterans

5,000 Miles Away . . . or From Another Planet?

I was teasing friends, families, and colleagues over the past two weeks that I couldn’t join them for any of the post-inaugural marches organized by our courageous and determined sister leaders as I had to be in Hawaii. While my

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Posted in Adversity, health, mental health, wellness

A Simple Step to Help Prevent Tragedies

Seattle Seahawk Wide Receiver Doug Baldwin, son of a Florida police officer, spoke recently to Sports Illustrated in response to the actions of Colin Kaepernick.  Kaepernick, you might recall, is the 49ers quarterback who has been widely chastised for choosing

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Posted in Law Enforcement

Thanking Those Who Have Gone the Extra Mile

On this Veterans Day, we recognize all Vets for their service to protecting our country in peacetime and in conflict. I want to especially recognize those Veterans — such as those who work or volunteer as part of our agency’s

Posted in Dwyer Project, Healing, Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project, PTSD, Suicide

Why we do Mental Health Awareness Week?

There are a myriad of health education weeks and months for so many different diseases, each with campaigns and events to promote vital information that can engender personal, social, political, and health profession activation. Mental health awareness encompasses a huge

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Posted in CDC, Centers for Disease Control, Mental Health Awareness Week, Suicide, Veterans
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