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Big Table Conversation to Focus on Mental Illness

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes Stephanie Mitchell Hughes Big Table Conversation to Focus on Mental Illness

“Well darkness has a hunger that's insatiable, and lightness has a call that's hard to hear.” — Closer to Fine by the Indigo Girls.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five adults in the United States — which equals 43.8 million or 18.5 percent of the population — have experienced a mental illness over the last year. I am amongst that one in five adults. I have lived through insidious bouts of depression for […]

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Opinion: The Promise of the Two-Generation Approach to Poverty

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes Stephanie Mitchell Hughes Opinion: The Promise of the Two-Generation Approach to Poverty

As part of his War on Poverty, President Johnson established critical federal and state initiatives such as Head Start, nutrition assistance, Medicare and Medicaid that continue today. Despite some important gains over the last fifty-one years, high levels of poverty continue to exist across the United States. Changing economic, job, and family demographics, tumultuous housing […]

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