Tag Archives: Mental Illness

Hopes for the New Year 2015

As the new year begins, here are the hopes for 2015: That anti-shackling legislation continues to spread around the country, including here in Indiana, which would allow detained children to appear without shackles during court hearings unless the judge has … Continue reading

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Planning For and Responding to a Mental Health Crisis

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Indiana) has published Planning For and Responding to a Mental Health Crisis (3rd edition).  It is a useful tool to become familiar with terms that may be used during a crisis, making a plan … Continue reading

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School-Based Diversion for Youth with Mental Health Needs Webinar

On May 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. EST, a school-based diversion program for mentally ill youth from Connecticut, developed with the support of the MacArthur Foundations Models for Change Initiative, will be highlighted during a webinar.  Topics will include: (1) … Continue reading

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SAMHSA — Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a federal government resource that provides information relevant to both juveniles and adults.  There are sections for publications that are good resources and data, including outcomes and quality. Of particular … Continue reading

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NAMI Indiana Mental Health Trainings

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Indiana is offering three upcoming trainings about mental illness: On May 22, 2014, Mental Illness & Juveniles will cover categories of mental illness in youths, deescalation techniques, and a “lived experience” presentation. On August … Continue reading

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