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Snapshot | Google alert – autism | Circa March 28, 2016

autismDaily update ⋅ March 28, 2016 NEWS  People MagazineRobert De Niro Reveals His Son Has Autism: Inside His Life as a FatherPeople Magazine“Grace and I have a child with autism and we believe it is critical that all of the issues surrounding the causes of autism be openly discussed and …Robert De Niro, whose child has autism, changes mind about anti-vaccine film – PennLive.comDe Niro Pulls […]

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Snapshot | Google Alert – autism | Circa April 25, 2015

autismDaily update ⋅ April 25, 2015 NEWS  Columbus DispatchProdigies, people with autism have genetic link, Ohio State researchers sayColumbus DispatchResearchers at Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found a genetic link between people with autism and prodigies.Genetic Link Between Autism, Prodigy Identified – Psychiatry AdvisorFull Coverage Flag as irrelevant  Cherry Hill Courier PostEagles’ event tackles autismCherry Hill Courier PostPHILADELPHIA – A few days short […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa February 10, 2015

autismDaily update ⋅ February 10, 2015 NEWS  KABC-TVTake a tour inside the car wash staffed by employees with autismKABC-TVTom and John D’Eri, seen back row center, are the leaders of Rising Tide Car Wash, where 80 percent of employees are individuals with autism.Flag as irrelevant  NewsweekAndrew Wakefield, Father of the Anti-Vaccine Movement, Sticks to His StoryNewsweekThe GMC ruled that Wakefield acted unethically […]

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New Zealand mental health crisis as Covid stretches a struggling system

Health workers and older people among those bearing brunt of added pressure brought by coronavirus New Zealanders are experiencing more depression and anxiety since the coronavirus lockdown, doctors say, despite the country leading the world in its battle against the pandemic. New Zealand has been lauded for its effective management of the virus, with most […]

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Cambodian American mental health data show need for culturally sensitive programs, community leaders say

58 percent of participants in a Cambodian community wellness program reported reductions in effects of past trauma, while depression-related symptoms declined for 69 percent. Sept. 9, 2020, 10:11 AM PDT By Agnes Constante A community wellness program is demonstrating the benefits of culturally sensitive mental health care for Cambodian Americans, a group that has struggled to […]

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A Law Aims To Improve Mental Health Services At Colleges, But There’s No Money to Make It Happen

A law passed last year aimed at boosting mental health services and awareness at Illinois’ public universities and community colleges still hasn’t received any of the funding schools say they need to bring the law to life. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, mental health advocates say the money is crucial to helping colleges address gaps […]

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Bureau County initiative working to reduce inmates with mental illness

Bureau County has been working on an outreach initiative geared toward reducing the number of people with mental illness being taken to jail. The county was approved for a $300,000 grant last September that allowed for the creation of crisis intervention teams to assist law enforcement during interactions with people who have criminal backgrounds involving […]