Not All Therapy Is The Same…

By Vanessa Stapleton – President Armor Up West Virginia

With COVID 19 comes a wave of therapists offering Telehealth and online counseling. Telehealth and online counseling services are wonderful for rural areas like WV. In most of our small towns, there are therapists available. It is important to know that not all therapy is the same.

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Why Are Jails Our Mental Health Institutions? The Impact On Corrections Officers…

By Brian Dawe

“Currently, the three largest inpatient psychiatric facilities in the country are jails: Los Angeles County Jail, Rikers Island Jail in New York City, and …  Cook County Jail in Chicago.  Each individually house more persons with mental health conditions than any psychiatric institution in the United States.”[1]

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Academics Who Sit In Ivory Towers

By Sean Riley

“RANT ALERT” – Only happens about once a year

About a year ago I was contacted and severely chastised by a nationally known scholar who sits in their “Ivory Tower” and writes a lot of papers and books on the mental health of first responders.  Mind you, I’ve never heard them on the phone with a first responder that had a gun to their head getting ready to kill themselves at 2:00 am.  Your opinions, books and papers mean nothing to me during those moments.

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