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It’s “Okay to Say™” That You or a Loved One Have a Mental Illness

Posted on November 25, 2019
This article originally appeared on the Understanding Houston Initiative website I wasn’t born in Texas, but I…
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Letter from Dr. Gary Blau to Building Bridges Initiative Stakeholders

Posted on October 20, 2019
Dear Building Bridges Colleagues, I am pleased to once again share my support for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), and…
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A Nation Burned Out: The Neurobiology of Finding Grace Under Pressure

Posted on October 11, 2019
It seems like wherever you go in this country most people you encounter are emotionally exhausted. Interestingly, emotional…
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Using Gold Standard Science to Prevent Violence & Shootings: Not Smart-Watch Profiling

Posted on October 05, 2019
Ah, Brave New World is upon us, with proposals to use computerized, Silicon…
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Pathways RTC Abruptly De-Funded by SAMHSA

Posted on September 30, 2019
TAKE ACTION NOW! (Updated with comments at the end of this post) I learned some alarming news this…
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Results First Initiative Saves NREPP from Obscurity

Posted on September 20, 2019
Exciting news for fans of NREPP, the evidence-based website that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shut…
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Why Does Today’s Youth Feel Alone, Even In Their Relationships?

Posted on September 09, 2019
The short answer is that the young adults and teenagers of today feel alone in their relationships because we…
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The Dangerous Consequences of Classroom Consequences

Posted on September 03, 2019
The second-grade boy was a mess. Mom and dad were both suffering from opioid use disorders, and child protective…
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Youth ERA Launches Website Offering Youth Peer Support Through Online Articles and Resources

Posted on August 28, 2019
“I’m feeling depressed; what should I do?” “My friend is having thoughts of suicide. How do I help?” “How do…