Cities Using Mental Health Emergency Services (Not Police)

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When you dial 911, a domino effect occurs: You're connected with a telecommunicator who assesses your problem, pings your location, and dispatches the appropriate emergency response teams...

Federal Weed Decriminalization Proposal Doesn’t Do Enough

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Cannabis is currently decriminalized in 34 states and could be on its way to federal decriminalization thanks to new legislation drafted by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen....

Texas Won’t Ban Abortion Without a Fight

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Health-care providers brought a federal lawsuit to block the extreme Texas abortion ban that incentivizes Texans to sue anyone who "aids and abets" an abortion. Whole Woman's...

The Cherokee Nation is Now Offering Mental Wellness Leave to Government Employees

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When Chuck Hoskin Jr., Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, signed a seemingly straightforward executive order, he was well aware that working during the pandemic was more...

How To Improve Financial Wellness in the Latinx Community

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Financial wellness has become a highly-searched (dare I say, trendy) term over the last several years. At its core, financial wellness is a key measurement that determines...

Federal Funding for Harm Reduction Will Save Lives

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As overdoses surge amid the pandemic, harm-reduction services that distribute clean syringes and other supplies intended to protect users are gaining much-needed support from the federal government. With backing from President Joe Biden, Congress allocated money for harm-reduction services for the first time, a policy move that will save lives, says Antonio...

7 LGBTQ+ Organizations for Allies To Support

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For Pride Month, Well+Good is joyfully celebrating the right to Love Out Loud with a collection of stories from the LGBTQ+ community. With hard-fought battles alongside softness and vulnerability, these stories highlight what it is to love others as well as ourselves. Each year in June, you’ll...

Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday Is Meaningless

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Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African Americans for over 100 years. But non-Black folk finally began to pay more attention to its significance last summer, following the murder of George Floyd. On Tuesday, the United States Senate unanimously approved a...

How I Overcame Racial Medical Distrust to Get the Vaccine

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COVID-19 vaccination rates in Black communities are still low, and understandably so. Consider America’s medical history of violating the safety of African Americans, the Tuskegee experiment, and statistics of how medical professionals in totality treat us. I was in middle school when I first learned of the Tuskegee experiment through a 1997 film...

The USDA Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Expands

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This summer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, is expanding its Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, otherwise known as P-EBT. This initiative—and its extension—are geared towards feeding the millions of children who rely on free school meals throughout the rest of the year. What is P-EBT, exactly?For tens of millions of children across the...