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2012-09-27 10:25:56

CHICAGO and NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past five years, the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health (DMH), in partnership with ValueOptions(®), a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, have partnered to successfully decrease system of care costs while increasing the level of services to individuals. In 2007, ValueOptions partnered with DMH to form the Illinois Mental Health Collaborative...

2012-09-25 10:22:24

DENVER, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aimco's 9(th) annual charity golf tournament yielded record amounts to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, which assists family members who have lost a loved one in the line of duty, and Project Sanctuary, which helps military personnel reunite with their families after overseas duty. Each organization received a donation of $100,000 raised in the annual event sponsored by Aimco Cares, the philanthropic arm of...

2012-05-24 10:24:41

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With approximately one in four adults suffering from a diagnosable mental health disorder, coupled with restrictive funding and high case loads, the value of independent living centers (ILCs) providing peer-to-peer counseling is vital to effective mental health services. ILCs are generally thought of as resource centers solely for people with physical disabilities, but across the country, directors and staff at hundreds of centers identify...

2012-04-03 02:27:59

TORONTO, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario (PGIO) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) today launched a new and unique option in the continuum of care for individuals and families affected by problem gambling: online self-help tools.  Anonymous, free, and accessible any time of day from a computer with an internet connection, these new tools can help the approximately 333,000 Ontario adults and approximately 29,000 students who...

2011-08-24 20:00:00

Federal national award program recognizes Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' aide Ron Barber, Tucson Mayor Robert Walkup and his wife Beth, TV and film screenwriters and producers, and community leaders for awareness and advocacy to promote behavioral health HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) pays tribute to Ron Barber, district director for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and survivor of the January 8...

2011-04-12 09:47:00

Rehab Center improves 12 Step Volunteer Program through Strategic Partnership with Communities for Recovery AUSTIN, Texas, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Austin Recovery, the largest and most affordable drug and alcohol treatment center in Texas, is finalizing a significant expansion to its partnership with Communities for Recovery, an organization that specializes in the orientation, training, and management of Peer Recovery Support and Peer Recovery Coach volunteers. Starting...

2011-02-23 16:36:44

Millions of people dealing with health issues have found comfort sharing their stories online with others who experience similar ailments, but research on their clinical effectiveness is limited, and findings are mixed. Among people with mental illnesses, the results are sparser, even though research has shown that this group prefers online peer support groups over face-to-face support groups. To that end, Mark Salzer, chair of the Rehabilitation Department at Temple University, studied the...

2011-01-10 19:31:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR), http://www.ncmhr.org, an organization of statewide networks of persons in recovery from mental health conditions as well as individual members, joins the nation in grieving the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and other Arizonans. "We especially understand the impact of violence because, contrary to popular belief, research has shown we are no more violent than the general...

2010-03-01 14:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania is making available $400,000 in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to provide certified forensic peer support services to individuals within the criminal justice system who are suffering from mental illness, as well as psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. The funding, announced today by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, is being awarded on a competitive basis to any non-profit...

2009-10-10 06:12:00

CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ - Mentalympians(TM) announced today, on this World Mental Health Day, its inaugural Advisory Group, consisting of twelve advisors based in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Scotland and the United States of America. Profiles of the advisors are found on www.mentalympians.org. Mentalympians has been created to develop an online community channel, to be operated through a network of mental health consumer groups. This world-first initiative will establish...