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Library program to train mental-health first-responders

Patrick Henry Library will be the setting for Mental Health First Aid, an eight-hour training course to provide support and initial help to those experiencing a crisis related to mental illness or drug abuse. The two-part series will run on...

Regional mental-health organization taps new staff leader

Rebecca Kiessling has been tapped as executive director of NAMI Northern Virginia, the area’s leading grassroots mental-health advocacy, support and education organization. Kiessling “is a positive and energetic leader,” said Tania Romanoff, who chairs the NAMI Northern Virginia board, who...

Federal cash to boost Arlington crisis-intervention efforts

The Arlington County government will use $390,000 in federal funding to support a mobile “crisis-care” initiative to bring support into the community. The funding is part of a $1.5 trillion spending package signed by President Biden on March 15. The local...

Editor’s Notebook: Nobody to lead the equity committee?

Here's something that struck me as odd on the local political front. Back in March, the Arlington County Democratic Committee made a pretty big deal out of the fact it had created a standing Equity/Inclusion Committee to be on par...

Officials: Staffing inadequate to address mental-health issues of youth

Many Fairfax County Public Schools students were experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression even before the pandemic struck nearly two years ago and county officials are struggling to maintain adequate mental-health staffing to address those concerns. According to the...

Letter: States should support, fund mental-health hotline

Editor: May is Mental Health Month. By urging my public officials to prioritize suicide prevention, mental health, and crisis care, I am hoping to influence collective change to support mental health for all. Right now, individuals in crisis are able...
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Trio joins El Salvador men’s soccer team

Three former players with the Arlington Soccer Association recently have been called up to the El Salvador men’s national...
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