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Tennessee Fourth Worst Female Mental Health
Tennessee Fourth Worst Female Mental Health

Tennessee ranks #4 as having the worst mental health among women according to a report from Health Testing Centers (HTC).

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Rutherford County Court Held in a Murfreesboro Homeless Camp on Friday (05/03/2019)
Rutherford County Court Held in a Murfreesboro Homeless Camp on Friday (05/03/2019)

A Rutherford County Judge did something a little different on Friday afternoon...

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Riverdale, MTSU hosting mental health event Oct. 25 for parents
Riverdale, MTSU hosting mental health event Oct. 25 for parents

Riverdale and MTSU are hosting a mental health event this Thursday, which is open to all Rutherford County School families. The event will be held at Central Magnet.

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Mental Healthcare in Rutherford County, TN
Mental Healthcare in Rutherford County, TN

Ranking as one of the country's fastest growing counties, Rutherford County faces new challenges in meeting the demand for mental health care.

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Mental Health Courts now in Rutherford County
Mental Health Courts now in Rutherford County

A Mental Health Court in Rutherford County is the latest Recovery Court in our area.

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Mental Health Courts Nearing for Rutherford County
Mental Health Courts Nearing for Rutherford County

With local jails overcrowding on a nightly basis, our Rutherford County Judicial System will move forward with the establishment of a mental health court.

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Mental Illness a Problem in Tennessee
Mental Illness a Problem in Tennessee

Young people in Tennessee also are affected by mental illness, with an estimated one in five experiencing a mental disorder during their lifetimes.

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Our Children and Their Mental Health
Our Children and Their Mental Health

From the moment they come into this world, our children present us with infinite possibilities. Whether as a parent, sibling, friend, or neighbor, as their guardians and support system, it is our collective duty...

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Rutherford County is in Need of Mental Health Court
Rutherford County is in Need of Mental Health Court

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold told WGNS that a mental health court is badly needed in our community.

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Juvenile Court Judge Says Untreated Mental Illness a Problem For Rutherford County Children
Juvenile Court Judge Says Untreated Mental Illness a Problem For Rutherford County Children

Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport told WGNS that untreated mental health issues are leading to child related problems...

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Veterans and Suicide: Taking Too Many Tennessee Lives
Veterans and Suicide: Taking Too Many Tennessee Lives

Veterans in Tennessee and across the country could gain access to improved mental health services, with expected Congressional passage today (Monday) of legislation aimed at preventing suicide among former service members.

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Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute named Top Performer
Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute named Top Performer

Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute in Nashville has been named a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" by The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting body for health care organizations in the United States.

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Addressing Mental Health in the Communities of Rutherford and Cannon Counties
Addressing Mental Health in the Communities of Rutherford and Cannon Counties

With the ongoing increase in efforts to effectively address mental health in communities across the country, United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership have teamed together to  provide a solution for the community. 

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Can Homeless in Murfreesboro Find Proper Mental Health?
Can Homeless in Murfreesboro Find Proper Mental Health?
WGNS has aired multiple stories in recent weeks about homeless persons living in our community and one question that has come to light revolves around mental illness. Includes our past video interviews with the homeless. 
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New counties, not yet announced, to be helped by Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Between August 2010 and July 2012, 2,678 juveniles had been screened in the TICSRP across ten (10) counties, resulting in almost 1,400 referrals for mental health, substance abuse, and/or family services.
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