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Love it! Another story of social worker hired by a library: “I really love jumping in and helping people where they are at,” Rivera said. “There are a lot of people who come into a library and need help. I find it incredibly satisfying to be able to help make things better right then and there.” http://ow.ly/p9UA30nmVKI
A retired social worker, Jeanne Nutter, who had worked in child protective services, found missing Wisconsin teen, Jayme Closs. “I went to her and she just sort of grabbed onto me and she told me who she was," said Nutter. http://ow.ly/yClo30nhnzu
Jail diversion is exactly what some folks need. This social worker was once incarcerated and is now helping others! “What matters is I get it, I came from it, and I’m on the other side. I get to be that walking, talking hope,” Lair said. http://ow.ly/CDgJ30nfrne
Josh Lair is the face of a new Marion County effort to aid some of Salem’s hardest to help residents: people who cycle in and out of jail and the emergency room because they’re homeless, have serious health problems or are addicted to drugs.
When social workers and police work together, amazing things happen! “We can really take the time to listen to somebody; hear what they’re going through; help them feel a little bit understood … like they have somebody who just cares about them,” Dybvig said. “It can make a big difference.” http://ow.ly/lg1c30nc36N
De-escalation works! “We are not going to prosecute and police our way out of this problem,” Jensen said. “Using all methods and resources with the entire community working together is the only way we’re going to solve this.” http://ow.ly/eLoj30nbc5Y
Here is a story about a clinic that provides free care to veterans and first responders, founded by a Navy vet. "Recognizing that this is a population that has a different experience of combat and service and being able to provide for these folks is so important" http://ow.ly/3p4e30nb7ca
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New public-private partnerships begin to address what Dr. Galpin calls a "digital divide in this country that allows some veterans to engage in VA Telehealth from their home or convenient location while some veterans cannot." https://t.co/aosSo0IZwr
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When you think of emotional trauma or depression, you may not think of the immune system as part of the healing process. But experts @mdvagov & University of Maryland believe the immune system may be a powerful tool for treating mental health in Veterans. https://t.co/LKS6WA2qwM
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In a new study, NIMH researchers and others explored the inter-relationships of mood, energy, sleep, and activity in individuals with bipolar disorder and depression. The findings suggest a promising target for treating depressed mood. https://t.co/P6gMzV43qVhttps://t.co/7QTT9dtZsq