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News relevant to NWI members from around the nation and around the world. 
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  • 21 Jul 2014 2:52 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    The State of Wyoming has issued an RFI to collect information, recommendations and cost considerations for implementing a risk-based care management entity within the state’s medicaid program.  Read more and respond today!

  • 21 Jul 2014 2:22 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    This article reports on the growing peer support movement within mental health by highlighting the personal story of Fraser Hartig, a peer support specialist in Wisconsin.

  • 21 Jul 2014 2:20 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    A new study showed a protective benefit against stress and depression from teens’ participation in team sports.

  • 21 Jul 2014 2:19 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    Dating in high school is a normal part of adolescent development.  However, evidence shows that 10% of high schoolers experience physical violence in dating relationships (and 20% experience emotional violence).  This article describes a new education program designed to reduce the occurrence of dating violence in minority youth.

  • 21 Jul 2014 2:16 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    Individual wellness results from the alignment of policies and systems.  Access this report today and share your thoughts in the on-going web discussion.

  • 21 Jul 2014 2:14 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)
    Young adults face a lot of big decisions as they grow into careers.  ReachHire is designed to help young people explore the world of work and higher education - while addressing the special challenges that might come with a mental health condition.
  • 21 Jul 2014 2:09 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)
    Even at low levels, lead is linked to mental health problems in children.  This article describes these findings and recommends lead level monitoring and clinical assessments of mental behavior during pediatric visits.
  • 21 Jul 2014 2:07 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)
    This article explores the possibility that children who display symptoms of ADHD may be suffering from severe trauma instead.
  • 21 Jul 2014 2:05 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    This article reports on an increase in mental health related hospital visits made possible by expanded healthcare coverage.  However, this finding may point to a larger problem in the nation’s mental healthcare system: inadequate outpatient resources to treat mental-health patients earlier and less expensively.

  • 21 Jul 2014 1:57 PM | John Ossowski (Administrator)

    Watch a preview of “Scary Mary Presiding,” NBC’s recent in-depth coverage of adult and juvenile drug court judge, Mary Chrzanowski, and her work with three individuals struggling with drug addictions.
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