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Advocate for behavioral health issues is working to advance ‘mental health first aid’ policies, as well as other policies such as mental health courts.

New Office of Forensic Services in Washington is rethinking how to properly guide treatment to get criminal suspects care and to help them return to the community.

A New Way of Looking at Mental Illness Drives Federal Research
A top official from the National Institutes of Health describes how thinking about psychiatric illness has changed – as have research dollars to study it.

Racial Differences Are Wide in Treatment for Mental Health Services
Psychiatrist and researcher searches for ways to better connect and treat African-American teens dealing with mental illness.

As Truth Squads Have Proliferated, Campaign Journalism Has Forever Changed
Expert fact-checkers from The Washington Post, PolitiFact document how they dig in on what candidates say.

Every Community is Affected by Mental Illness
Stories about mental health are under-reported, and three award-winning journalists share what they learned while covering the issue.

The Software Platform Dataminr is Useful to Find ‘Signals’ That Point to News

Using Software Platform Tableau to Build and Launch Online Visualizations

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on how journalists can make the most of public records laws – and also how to best work the system.

USA Today’s Jasper Colt, a multimedia producer, offers practical tips for taking and editing photos and videos, with the help of a few easy-to-use apps.

Whether asking for details on health care costs, or if city streets have been plowed after a big storm, tapping your audience can yield new information.

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Checking in with the Fact-Checkers

PolitiFact editor Angie Drobnik Holan and Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler on what they do.

NPF: Cyber SPF

Cyber SPF

Heather Dahl co-founded The Cynja LLC, a multi-platform media company focused on introducing children to the world of technology and cybersecurity. In addition, she co-authored The Cynja Volume 1 and her second book will be released this fall. The Cynja is a Founding Partner of the Respect Network.

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