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Improving Police Response to Persons with Mental Illness

The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health continues to advocate for community based collaborations that improve interactions between law enforcement and people needing assistance during severe emotional crises. Recently, Sandra Spencer and Elaine Slaton participated in the International … Continue reading

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House Votes to Protect Pupils Against Abusive Discipline

In a move to provide the first comprehensive protections for children against abusive disciplinary actions by schools, the House on Wednesday easily approved a bill to restrict the use of forcible restraint and seclusion, in which children are held down, … Continue reading

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Girls with ADHD show other mental health risks

Girls who have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to develop mental health problems before adulthood, a new study has found. Anxiety, depression, and eating disorders were the most common problems, but many also had abused drugs or alcohol … Continue reading

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