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January 1, 2018

Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT): An Invaluable Community Resource The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a model community initiative designed to improve the outcomes of police interactions with people living with mental illnesses. CIT programs are built on local partnerships between law enforcement agencies, mental health providers and advocates. They involve individuals living with mental more »

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What is the Western Nevada Warmline ?

June 1, 2017

The Warmline is a stigma-free, non-crisis, phone service you can call or text at 775-241-4212 to speak one-on-one with a NAMI WNV CARES operator. The Warmline is staffed by trained peers in recovery, who provide support to peers by telephone.

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July 30, 2014

How to Encourage Someone to See a Therapist It’s hard to watch someone you care about struggle with their mental health. It’s even worse when you know they could benefit from professional help. Approaching an individual and encouraging them to seek therapy can be a tricky situation. If done the wrong way, you could aggravate more »

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July 29, 2014

Tips for Finding a Culturally Competent Provider   Cultural competence is the behaviors, attitudes and skills that allow a health care provider to work effectively with different cultural groups. A culturally Competent provider includes cultural beliefs, values, practices, and attitudes in your care to meet your unique needs.  

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July 28, 2014

Your Story: A Powerful Advocacy Tool Real life personal stories are able to evoke a far more powerful emotional response than detached facts and figures. When you share your story with your representatives, it helps them remember that when a decision about mental health policy is being made, it’s affecting real lives. Your story can more »

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