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Donna V Kester
Works at Richmond Community College
Attends Webster University
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We've all felt at some point like we didn't fit in. Here's how the idea of "normal" sets us up to feel that way, and how we might look at things differently: http://bit.ly/1C4dZL9

#mentalhealth   #mentalillness   #normalisoverrated  
A lot of people I see in therapy come in under the premise of wanting to be normal.  They see their position outside of the margins as having a lot to do with their suffering.  For this reason, I often wonder just how useful of a concept normalcy really is.  It can be used in well-meaning ways, but does it do more harm than good?
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Open your eyes and your heart and get a new perspective. ALL people matter. #RethinkHomelessness #homeless #homelessness #hope #survivors #ALLPeopleMatter
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$4 million for improving #MentalHealth care for all #inmates and another $2.2 million to bolster #HealthCare staffing at Central Prison. This includes creating 72 mental health beds at Central Prison.
#budget #NCDPS #MentalIllness #incarceration
The new budget follows through on a pledge to raise the starting salaries for teachers and puts $115 million into new job-recruitment and tax credit programs. Gov. Pat McCrory is not proposing a tax increase.
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A growing number of jails are enrolling inmates in Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion in hopes of reducing recidivism and health-care costs.
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Corrective actions include: new policies, expanded crisis intervention training for prison staff, and a task force of prison leaders and mental health experts to make recommendations on the use of solitary confinement on mentally ill prisoners.
#PrisonReform  #NAMI #NCDPS #MentalHealth #inmates
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Watch more of our documentaries on the Prison-Industrial Complex - free on YouTube
To Prison for Poverty:  http://bit.ly/1MBzS6M
OverCriminalized - Alternatives to Incarceration: http://bit.ly/1HwGFLa
Immigrants for Sale:  http://bit.ly/1BoetJA
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I was burned out on #LetItGo until I ran across #ThePianoGuys. This is my latest #iTunes purchase!
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❤️ Love ❤️ has no labels. You may not agree, but you cannot deny love.
#love #race #religion #age #disability #culture #gender #bias #diversity #inclusion
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New evidence about addiction isn't just a challenge to us politically. It doesn't just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts....
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This is a wonderful social experiment. Everyone can use a hug. It was therapeutic just watching it. #hugs #trust #therapy
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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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    GED Examiner, 2014 - present
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    Counseling Intern, 2014 - 2014
  • Family Legacy Mental Health Services, Inc.
    Counseling Intern, 2013 - 2014
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