Deputy Who Shot Veteran Damian Daniels During Mental Health Call Avoids Charges – Newsweek

No charges will be issued in a controversial case that saw a deputy kill a veteran while responding to a mental health call.

The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office announced on Monday that a grand jury declined to indict Sheriff’s Deputy John Rodriguez for the 2020 killing of Damien Daniels. On August 25, 2020, the deputy encountered Daniels alongside Sheriff Javier Salazar during a mental health check on the west side of San Antonio.

“The death of Mr. Daniels was tragic,” Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales said in a statement. “This country needs to do a better job of helping those in mental health crisis. We have reviewed the video with the Daniels family and h…….

United Way of Connecticut helping to provide access to mental health resources – FOX 61

Black Men & Resiliency, Joy and Pain Discussions
offers peer support and positive coping skills for those with trauma and untreated psychological stress.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — United Way of Connecticut has various resources and partnerships to help those struggling with mental health.

In Bridgeport, the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County addressed the trauma and mental health disparities in communities of color.

Rev. Nancy Kingwood is the president and executive director of the Greater Bridgeport Area P…….

Harvard professor: More school closures could exacerbate ‘full-on child mental health crisis’ – Fox News

Media top headlines December 21

In media news today, a Manchin confidant says the Biden White House’s incivility was the last straw on Build Back Better, Jen Psaki suggests Biden won’t answer questions after Tuesday’s COVID speech, and the White House gets ripped for doomsday winter message of ‘sever illness and death’ for the unvaccinated.

A Harvard health professor warned that renewed school closures will have adverse effects on kids’ education, physical wellbeing and mental health in a guest essay for the New York Times.

A return to virtual learning in the midst of the spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19,…….

‘It’s a community’: Sophie’s Squad addresses youth mental health crisis through hockey – KARE11.com

After the sudden and unexpected death of Sophie Wieland this summer, her teammates and coaches started raising awareness about mental health.

CIRCLE PINES, Minn. — When Centennial girls hockey hosts Hill Murray on Thursday night, the puck will drop in honor of Sophie Wieland, a 14-year-old from Sartell, who touched the lives of players on both teams.

“She was always the person at the rink who would have a smile on her face,” said Centennial freshman, Alexis Larsen.

“Definitely, wheneve…….

Sophie’s Squad uses hockey to address youth mental health crisis – KARE11.com

After the sudden and unexpected death of Sophie Wieland this summer, her teammates and coaches started raising awareness about mental health.

CIRCLE PINES, Minn. — When Centennial girls hockey hosts Hill Murray on Thursday night, the puck will drop in honor of Sophie Wieland, a 14-year-old from Sartell, who touched the lives of players on both teams.

“She was always the person at the rink who would have a smile on her face,” said Centennial freshman, Alexis Larsen.

“Definitely, wheneve…….

What are the long-term effects of COVID-19 on mental health? – News-Medical.Net

In a recent multinational study published on the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers determine the long-term adverse mental health symptoms associated with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by estimating acute infection severity.

Study: Acute COVID-19 severity and 16-month mental morbidity trajectories in patient populations of six nations. Image Credit: Drazen Zigic / Shutterstock.com

Significance of post-COVID mental health morbidities

Several international studies have been conducted on COVID-19 patients to identify the prevalence of adverse mental health symptoms. To this end, previous meta-analyses have revealed high anxiety and depress…….

SPI to Recruit 10,000 New Mental Health Clinicians – Year 2021 (CA Dept of Education) – Southern California Online Academy

California Department of EducationNews Release

California Department of EducationNews Release

Release: #21-100December 21, 2021

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today announced a plan to recruit 10,000 new clinicians to provide for the mental health needs of California students. The plan centers on offering scholarships to encourage candidates to pursue careers in the mental health profession and serve in high-need schools and communities.

Superintendent Thurmond will sponsor legislation that calls on the California Legislature and the Governor to invest up to $25,000 per applicant in scholarships…….

Employee wellness and the mental-health effects of abortion bans – Quartz

If the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade by upholding a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the decision will have devastating consequences for women’s freedom, economic security, physical health, and mental health.

It’s is a problem to which employers should be attuned as they increasingly recognize a responsibility for employees’ well-being. Their growing interest in supporting mental health has an especially strong connection to the matter; their commitments to furthering racial and economic justice are intertwined here, too, as these issues intersect directly with crackdowns on reproductive rights.

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Fairfax laments lack of staffing to address student mental health – WTOP

Many Fairfax County Public Schools students were experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression even before the pandemic struck nearly two years ago and county officials are struggling to maintain adequate mental-health staffing to address those concerns.

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Many Fairfax County Public Schools students were experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression even before the pandemic struck nearly two years ago and county officials are struggling to maintain adequate ment…….