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The Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten and Pac-12 launched an initiative Monday to raise awareness of the importance of mental health as part of their conference alliance announced earlier this year.

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A group of state attorneys general are investigating the photo-sharing platform Instagram and its effects on children and young adults, saying its parent company Facebook — now called Meta Platforms — ignored internal research about the physical and mental health dangers it posed to young people.

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents would be eligible for annual mental health wellness exams — akin to annual physical exams — at no cost under a sweeping mental health bill set to be debated by the state Senate next week.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minnesota political leaders toured a veterans center in St. Paul on Thursday to pay tribute to those who served in the military and call for better access to mental health care and readjustment services for veterans.

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CHICAGO (AP) — In Kansas City, Kansas, educators are opening an after-school mental health clinic staffed with school counselors and social workers. Schools in Paterson, New Jersey, have set up social emotional learning teams to identify students dealing with crises. Chicago is staffing up “care teams” with the mission of helping struggling students on its 500-plus campuses.

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Homeless veteran Joshua Rohrer plans to fight criminal charges in court over whether he was resisting arrest and panhandling last month, but he believes the bigger issue with the Oct. 13 incident has to do with his treatment from Gastonia Police and how officers separated him from his service dog. The service dog, a blue Belgian Malinois that Rohrer called Sunshine Rae, would get loose from ...

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