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Jay-Z Opens Up About Therapy & Mental Health in the Black Community

January 31, 2018

At his recent appearance on the Van Jones Show, Jay-Z addressed the stigma surrounding mental illness and therapy. The rapper admitted that he attended therapy and found the experience to be extremely beneficial. Jay-Z also expressed that there is a need for mental health services in schools and that students should have access to therapy more »

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2018.01.22 Applying for Social Security Benefits: Key Components that Aid Success

January 29, 2018

Accessing SSI/SSDI disability benefits can be extremely challenging and the national average approval rate for initial SSI/SSDI claims is only around 30%. However, chances of success can be significantly increased if applicants or their representatives understand the type of information that is required. Using lessons learned from Maryland’s SOAR program (which has an average approval more »

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November 8, 2017

After the recent mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, NAMI’s very own senior policy advisor, Ronald Honberg, J.D. writes about how “faulty assumptions linking violence to mental illness” can negatively impact those with mental illness and the actual risk factors of violence that has been closely studied. Honberg weighs in on what can be done in more »

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Naloxone Can Save a Life

August 11, 2017

As the rate of deaths from opioid overdoses rises in Maryland it has become increasingly important to have access to the anti-overdose medication, Naloxone. If you know someone who abuses opioids (examples include, painkillers like oxycontin, heroin,) you can get Naxolone without without a prescription in Maryland and find a free training near you or more »

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