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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Albert Garcia still hears the voices and knows what its like to grapple with a crippling psychosis. But, at age 57, he has his disease under control, and he will be a key player - a peer support counselor - as four Minnesota counties roll out a new strategy to expand mental health care for adolescents, prevent psychiatric crises, and keep teens out of institutional care. The program, known as ACT, is widely used for adults in Minnesota and other states, but is now being expanded to teens at a time when the state faces severe shortages of psychiatric care for young adults. (Bruce Bisping/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT).

National program for mental health

Renee C. Byer November 14, 2014

Albert Garcia still hears the voices and knows what it's like to grapple with a crippling psychosis. But, at age 57, he has his disease under control, and he will be a key player - a "peer support'' counselor...

Preparing for the worst

Zack Briggs, Evergreen reporter October 7, 2013
When dealing with an active shooter, individuals should know what to do and how to respond. Locator map of school shootings in the U.S. this year.
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