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Donna V Kester
Works at Richmond Community College
Attends Webster University
Lives in North Carolina
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What happens when #LawEnforcement is not trained to recognize and deal with people with #MentalIllness? This video underscores that training #police officers in #CrisisIntervention is the most cost-effective solution. There are more than 356,000 people with mental illness in #jail and #prison across the country, versus 35,000 in state hospitals. #CIT #CrisisInterventionTraining #Suicide #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #delusions #schizophrenia #deescalation #MentalHealth #homelessness #criminalization #NationalAllianceOnMentalIllness
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Imagine a #church where a person struggling with #depression doesn't have to whisper when they tell their story, where a person experiencing #psychosis or crippling #anxiety feels support rather than shame, where their friends from church are not only aware of their pain but are willing to show up with food, willing to sit with them, willing to lighten their load.

Education and conversations will shift the #culture and will start to push against the damaging #stigma that exists around #MentalIllness in churches. #faith and #MentalHealth
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A calendar of what to do in Fayetteville and the Cape Fear Region
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It's all about the #networking. #NAMICon15 #NAMI #MulticulturalActionCenter Thank you for the pic, Valerie Denis! African American Networking Group. 
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(I keep coming back to this song. It draws me.) Everyone should have the capacity to weep when (s)he sees something #beautiful. Unfortunately, everyone does not and the world is worse for it. #UlayOh #MarinaAbramović #UweLaysiepen #Ulay #LoveStory #LifeAsArt #PerformanceArt #MOMA
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Thanks, Kevin! #KevinHines
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Before it's over I want to give a shoutout to the omnipresent #NAMICon15 #photographer #MikeCiesielski. Great job, Sir!
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#HakeemRahim speaks at #NAMICon15 about #stigma and #acceptance
1. It's OK to talk about what you're going through
2. There is no #shame in seeking help
3. If you are diagnosed with a #MentalIllness, there is #hope
#IOOV #IAmAcceptance
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Join the ‪#‎IAmStigmaFree‬ movement. Take the pledge at http://www.nami.org/stigmafree ‪#‎MillionsLikeMe‬ ‪#‎MentalHealth‬
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Attended the #NAMICon15 Closing Banquet. A wonderful dinner. Thank you, #NAMI. 
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  • Webster University
    Mental Health Counseling, present
  • Shaw University
    Sociology, 2004
  • Shaw University
    Business Management, 2002
  • Wake Technical Community College
    Computer Information Systems, 1999
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SERE School graduate. HOOOAAH!
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  • Richmond Community College
    GED Examiner, 2014 - present
  • CW Counseling & Consulting, LLC
    Counseling Intern, 2014 - 2014
  • Family Legacy Mental Health Services, Inc.
    Counseling Intern, 2013 - 2014
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Baumholder, Germany - Portland, OR - South San Francisco, CA - Lima, OH - Boston, MA
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