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National Ranking Highlights Tennessee’s Advancement in Serving Mental Health Needs of Citizens

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee moved up eleven spots to a ranking of 28th in responding to the mental health needs of its citizens according to the 2021 State of Mental Health in America report published by Mental Health America. 

The annual ranking of all 50 states and the District of Columbia examines data trends in various categories relating to prevalence of mental illness, substance use disorder, thoughts of suicide, and access to care for both adults and youth.

Tennessee moves up eleven spots to 28th in ranking of states in responding to the mental health needs.

Tennessee moves up eleven spots to 28th in ranking of states in responding to the mental health needs.

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Suicide and the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic

 

Becky Stoll, LCSW

Nashville, TN – September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time for mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors and community members to come together and raise awareness about suicide prevention.

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and the national suicide rate has increased by 35 percent since 1999. Although we will not have death by suicide data for 2020 for some time, events taking place this year, most notably the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, have without doubt had significant psychological and social effects.

Beck Stoll

Beck Stoll

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Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Mental Health Awareness at Great Smoky Mountain National Park Second Phase Reopening

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020, Second Lady Karen Pence, joined by Deputy Secretary of Interior, Katharine MacGregor, visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to talk about the many mental health benefits the outdoors offers and shared more on the park’s progress on the second phase of restoring access to the public.

“The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has created an urgent need for us to pay closer attention to our mental health and emotional well-being,” said Second Lady Karen Pence. “Our amazing national parks offer many mental health benefits and more than ever before, we must ensure that we are taking care of ourselves and each other.”

Second Lady Karen Pence

Second Lady Karen Pence

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Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic standing by ready to help Military Families

 

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at CenterstoneClarksville, TN – A recent study released by Cohen Veteran’s Network (CVN) shows Americans are concerned about their mental health during this COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. 

With more than 90 percent of the U.S. population under some form of stay-at-home order, and physical distancing in place, the situation is beginning to have an impact on peoples’ state of mind and bringing mental health care to the forefront. 

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone

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Psi Chi, Psych Club at APSU organize CrossFit fundraiser for veterans’ mental health

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Psi Chi and the Psych Club will present the Got Your Six Throwdown CrossFit competition on November 16th to raise awareness about veterans’ mental health.

Austin Peay State University Psi Chi and the Psych Club to hold Got Your Six Throwdown CrossFit competition for veteran's mental health on November 16th. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Psi Chi and the Psych Club to hold Got Your Six Throwdown CrossFit competition for veteran’s mental health on November 16th. (APSU)

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American Heart Association says Veterans with Mental Health Conditions have Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – According to new research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal, veterans with specific mental health disorders – depression, psychosis and bipolar disorder – had an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and death from cardiovascular disease.

Veterans with more severe forms of mental health disorders, especially psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, had the highest cardiovascular risk.

Veterans with more severe forms of mental health disorders, especially psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, had the highest cardiovascular risk.

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This Week at APSU: Govs Football hopes to follow up on its rout of Jacksonville State

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) football team hopes to protect the Fort again following their September 28th rout of conference rival (and then No. 11-ranked) Jacksonville State and the subsequent bye week. The Govs host Southeast Missouri at 2:00pm Saturday, October 12th.

Austin Peay Football takes on Southeast Missouri this Saturday at Fortera Stadium. (APSU)

Austin Peay Football takes on Southeast Missouri this Saturday at Fortera Stadium. (APSU)

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Frazier Allen: Where Medicare Falls Short

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – It’s never too early to start thinking and planning for retirement, especially when it comes to the top three expenses: housing, transportation and healthcare. You may have a clear vision of your ideal retirement, but that dream could fade if unexpected healthcare costs start to eat away at your hard-earned retirement savings.

The fact is, even with Medicare, quality healthcare can come with a hefty price tag. There are still premiums, copayments, deductibles and other out-of-pocket expenses that must be accounted for.

Clarksville Police warns public about criminals posing as salesmen that take advantage of senior citizens.

Clarksville Police warns public about criminals posing as salesmen that take advantage of senior citizens.

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Austin Peay State University joins The JED Campus Program to support student mental health

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has joined the JED Campus Program in support of student well-being and mental health. The program is designed to identify opportunities to enhance emotional health and substance abuse and suicide prevention efforts on campus in order to ensure that schools have the strongest possible mental health safety nets.

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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NAMI to hold Free Mental Health Education Class for Clarksville Community

 

NAMI Clarksville-Montgomery CountyClarksville, TN – Beginning Thursday, September 1st for eight consecutive weeks through October 20th, 2016, NAMI Clarksville-Montgomery County will hold a “With Hope in Mind” Educational Class at Tennova Healthcare, Clarksville, from 6:30pm-9:00pm. It is free and confidential.

This is a course for families and the community about mental illness and available resources to help address these issues.

NAMI Clarksville-Montgomery County to hold Mental Health Class beginning in September

NAMI Clarksville-Montgomery County to hold Mental Health Class beginning in September

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