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Why I Don’t Say My Son ‘Committed’ Suicide | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Often, the terminology we use to describe suicide is offensive to those who have lost loved ones. Here is one mother’s account of why we shouldn’t use the phrase commited suicide. Source: Why I Don’t Say My Son ‘Committed’ Suicide | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Shutting Down Five Misconceptions About Depression | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Depression is not a phase, it’s not just a bad day, it’s not something that can be easily fixed by eating clean or yoga. Depression is a mental illness. Source: Shutting Down Five Misconceptions About Depression | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

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It’s Not Stigma, It’s Discrimination | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Often when we talk about stigma, we are actually talking about discrimination. We need to claim what people are experiencing as a civil and human rights issue and demand an end to discrimination. Source: It’s Not Stigma, It’s Discrimination | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Divergent News Leadership & Government

Covering identity politics: Tips from the Washington Post’s Eugene Scott

Washington Post reporter Eugene Scott talks about identity politics in the midterm elections and how journalists can improve their coverage. Source: Covering identity politics: Tips from the Washington Post’s Eugene Scott

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‘Racially conservative’ attitudes led white Southerners to leave Democratic Party

Racial attitudes were the primary reason white Southerners left the Democratic Party in the last half of the 20th century, a study finds. Source: ‘Racially conservative’ attitudes led white Southerners to leave Democratic Party

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How health affects voter turnout: A research roundup

People with chronic illnesses, mental health concerns, disabilities and the seasonal flu are less likely to vote. Source: How health affects voter turnout: A research roundup

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ASAN October Update

Dear friends, In a normal month, our newsletter is an upbeat look back at highlights of our work. Unfortunately, this has not been a normal month. We would be remiss to not acknowledge that this month has visited hatred and violence upon so many members of our community. Our hearts go out to those who […]