8 News Now Article: 20 CCSD students died from suicide since distance education began

Be sure to read this 8 News Now article on CCSD students suicide.

Read Here: https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/20-ccsd-students-died-from-suicide-since-distance-education-began-families-say-loneliness-during-distance-education-was-likely-contributing-factor-in-death/

20 CCSD students died from suicide since distance education began; families say loneliness during distance education was ‘likely contributing factor in death’

NAMI Resource of the Month: YearCompass

YearCompass is a booklet that helps close your year and plan the next one. In the routine of everyday life it’s easy to lose sight of your true goals and aspirations. And even though we all have dreams, only a few of us plan for them. Effectively, at least.

YearCompass works simply. Using questions and exercises rooted in psychology it takes you through the past year, then helps you turn your dreams into achievable goals.


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All of Us Research Program

The more researchers know about what makes each of us unique, the more tailored our health care can become. Join us to learn how you can join a research effort with one million or more people nationwide to create a healthier future for all of us.

You have the power to help drive #COVID19 research. With @AllofUsResearch’s new research plans and program activities, participants can help us learn more about COVID-19. Join our webinar to learn more: https://bit.ly/3fdlF47 #JoinAllofUs

Tú tienes el poder de impulsar las investigaciones sobre el #COVID19. Con los nuevos planes de investigación y el programa de actividades de @AllofUsResearch, los participantes pueden ayudar a los científicos a saber más del COVID-19. Aprende más: https://bit.ly/3kMZEtO #ParticipaEnAllofUs


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NAMI Celebrates Wins for Mental Health in COVID Relief and FY 2021 Federal Budget

NAMI Celebrates Wins for Mental Health in COVID Relief and FY 2021 Federal Budget

Congress just passed COVID-19 relief legislation that includes funding that will help states provide mental health services and supports.

People are struggling as a result of the pandemic, economic downturn and fight for racial equity — and the need for a strong mental health system has never been greater.

This bill helps by:

·     Providing flexible funding through the mental health block grant so states and local communities can decide where the money should be best spent to support people with mental health conditions.

·     Limits what people have to pay when they receive surprise medical bills after being treated by out-of-network providers.

·     Creates new requirements of health insurers to increase compliance with mental health parity.


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NAMI CEO Dan Gillison on TIME100 Talks

NAMI CEO Dan Gillison on TIME100 Talks
NAMI CEO Dan Gillison was interviewed about mental health and COVID-19 as part of the TIME100 Talks series. His episode also included Matthew McConaughey, Taraji P. Henson, and Tracie Jenkins. Please feel free to share with your networks and on social media using the hashtag, #TIME100Talks.


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NAMI: Volunteer of the Month-December 2020

NAMI: Volunteer of the Month

Monica R. Jackson

Monica R. Jackson is our December Volunteer of the Month. She has been a NAMI volunteer since 2014 and has been working with NAMI Southern Nevada since October 2019.


Monica has been instrumental in NAMI Southern Nevada’s onboarding of the new NAMI Family & Friends Seminars in which she has co-facilitated three seminars. Through her internship with UNLV Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Monica co-coordinated a series of NAMI SNV presentations among CAPS, the graduate school, and the student organization Active Minds, including a Family & Friends Seminar and a NAMI Ending the Silence Presentation.


Prior to being with NAMI SNV, Monica was a Family-to-Family teacher in the Midwest. She is a doctoral psychology student who plans to be a professional psychologist and advocate. She hopes to continue volunteering with NAMI and to use her Master’s in Divinity with the Doctorate to support mental health initiatives for all.