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Not My Grandmother’s Alzheimer’s

People people are trying new strategies to delay the progression of dementia. The Minneapolis Star Tribune examines why insurers do such a poor job covering mental health conditions (and finds lots of reasons).

Is schizophrenia an immune condition?

People with schizophrenia have an extraordinary risk of Covid death – which raises the question: Is it an immune condition? Plus Vox Media explores forgiveness. Ms. magazine talks to a Florida advocate about solutions to the school-to-prison pipeline for Black girls. And more.

Running for office and community greening: two strategies for reducing gun violence

Dec. 15, 2021 Good morning, MindSite News Readers. In today’s newsletter, you’ll read about gun violence survivors who are running for office, an exposé of a harmful “shadow” foster care system within the official system, and the transformation of a blighted empty lot in Philadelphia into a mini-park – the kind of greening that advocates…

Expanding access to mental health care in CA

November 19, 2021 FCC unanimously approves text messages to Suicide Prevention 988 line Suicide prevention hotlines have been around for a long time, but what about millennials who prefer texting? There’s good news: The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously yesterday to improve access to suicide prevention services by allowing people to send text messages to…