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The senseless tragedy that occurred in Orlando underscores the harsh reality of living as an LGBT American - despite increased acceptance of LGBT people, the community continues to be targeted. This Pride Month, let’s celebrate the resilience of the LGBT community by highlighting how organizations and advocacy groups are fighting to make the country safer for young LGBT people. Learn more about how you can lend your voice to the #ForwardThinking campaign. http://bit.ly/1WMLXgD
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Every 22 days there is a fatal school shooting. There have been 182 shootings on school campuses since Sandy Hook in 2012. Our latest infographic shows us why prevention is critical:

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NASW protested the definition of social worker in Harvard Men’s Health Watch Article. Social workers are more than just someone who "focuses on solving social problems, connecting clients with appropriate resources, and helping with referrals to other professionals, if needed." Read on and share your thoughts below.

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Mental health care providers, especially those focused on the children of military members, are stretched too thin. How can we improve the availability of mental health care to military members and their families? USC School of Social Work professor Eugenia Weiss weighs in in this recent article from The Atlantic.

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May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. The approximate global cost of mental illness in 2010 is $2.5 trillion. It's the largest economic cost when it comes to healthcare, above diabetes and cancer. It will continue to rise. Read on for more staggering statistics on mental illness.

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How much do you know about social anxiety? "The negative thoughts associated with social anxiety often turn into self-fulfilling prophecies." writes Amy Morin. Read more below. http://huff.to/1QypZFe

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"What people don’t understand is that people are dying, becoming homeless and being put in prison every day thanks to untreated mental illness." writes Natasha Tracy. Read more and tell us your thoughts below. http://huff.to/1XUv7JB

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"Behind the Hollywood glamor, Los Angeles has the United States’ largest chronically homeless population, which has swelled to more than 12,000 people." writes Nick Visser. Read more and tell us your thoughts below. http://huff.to/1XKZHWf

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"Globally nine out of ten people living with mental disorders do not receive basic treatment." writes Inka Weissbecker. Read more and tell us your thoughts below. http://huff.to/1r2bhBL

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How can you help end child hunger? " The federal Summer Nutrition Programs could help millions more children escape hunger this summer by providing meals if responsible adults act now." writes Marian Wright Edelman. Read more below. http://huff.to/1rpKv6K
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