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President’s Corner: Staying Positive!

November 13, 2020

From the President’s Pen… During this time of the transition around the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital to keep an attitude of positivity in the big things as well as the small such as seeing the sun shining and listening to the birds chirping. You are more than how others may view you. You are created more »

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Multi-State Farmer Mental Health Initiative Underway

November 17, 2020

November 13, 2020 By Larry Lee Brownfield AG News for America https://brownfieldagnews.com/news/multi-state-farmer-mental-health-initiative-underway/ A new federally funded initiative is addressing farmer mental health issues.  The Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network is funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).  Twelve northwestern states will use 7.2 million dollars to create and expand access to more »

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Spike in mental health calls among Illinois first responders

Oct 29, 2020 By Brittany Karlin WIFR https://www.wifr.com/2020/10/29/spike-in-mental-health-calls-among-illinois-first-responders/ ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – First responders are there to help in some of the worst moments of our lives, but who’s there to support them when they need help coping with their job? “The doctors said firefighting is out of the picture,” said Daniel Persinger, Stateline fire more »

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When You Have an Anxiety Disorder, Courage Is Subjective

Nov 4, 3030 By Gina Perkins https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2020/When-You-Have-an-Anxiety-Disorder-Courage-Is-Subjective “I’m dying. Right here on this sidewalk. Alone. I’m going to die.” That was the narrative running through my mind during my first panic attack when I was 20 years old. I had been enjoying dinner with my family at an Italian restaurant, when out of nowhere the more »

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During Open Enrollment, Be Sure To Review Your Health Plan Options

11/2/2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/During-Open-Enrollment-Be-Sure-to-Review-Your-Health-Plan-Options Nov. 1st began the annual enrollment period to get health insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, or you need to renew your plan, make time to review your health plan options before open enrollment ends on Dec. 15th. Some companies advertise health plans that don’t cover mental health or substance use care more »

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