A former mill city of roughly 43,000 people in Rhode Island is a testing ground for a new treatment program designed to bend the rising curve of opioid overdose deaths.
Mental Health & Trauma
When Elizabeth Rodriguez tells her 8-year-old son that she doesn’t have any of his baby pictures, not even one or two, she starts to break down.
Educational and child care disruptions because of housing instability are growing increasingly common. The disruptions can have immediate and long-term impacts on kids’ mental health, academic success and social lives.
Since early pandemic-era protections against eviction expired, the number of filings in Connecticut has spiked as rents rise, inflation impacts budgets and families continue to struggle financially.
Choctaw Nation and other tribal nations have made big investments in tribally run mental health care in the wake of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
For many in the community, the temple provides a place to heal from the past and supports community well-being.
Almost nobody has been moved into permanent supportive housing.
As the waitlist for a state hospital bed in Texas continues to grow, mental health leaders remain dedicated to the widespread adoption of a strategy known as “Eliminate the Wait.”
Santa Barbara County plans to add another co-response team and reopen its crisis stabilization unit as a locked facility.
This project was produced as project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2022 National Fellowship and its Kristy Hammam Fund for Health Journalism....