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NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Physical distancing and social isolation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in some cases has exacerbated ongoing challenges that young people face, including depression, anxiety, and trauma.  In particular, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are more than four times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers. With suicide being the second leading cause of death for young people, there is a pressing need for greater awareness, prevention, and treatment efforts. Today, two leading youth-focused organizations are announcing a partnership to address and increase attention around these issues.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is launching the largest strategic investment in its nearly 60-year history, committing $11.5 billion during the next six years to accelerate research and treatment globally for children with catastrophic diseases.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is launching the largest strategic investment in its nearly 60-year history, committing $11.5 billion during the next six years to accelerate research and treatment globally for children with catastrophic diseases.

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tinnitus is a medical condition marked by incessant inner ear ringing and similar sounds, impacting more than 50 million Americans. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, recent studies have shown that there is a direct link between coronavirus and tinnitus, with more individuals experiencing both new and heightened hearing-related challenges as a long-haul symptom.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (www.cedarrecovery.com) -- Cedar Recovery, LLC, a leading provider of outpatient addiction treatment in Tennessee, is pleased to announce its selection by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to be a participant in the Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Demonstration (ViT) initiative.  Cedar is 1 of 61 total participants selected from applicants across the country.  The initiative is a four (4) year demonstration program designed to increase access to opioid use disorder treatment services, improve physical and mental health outcomes, and to the extent possible, reduce Medicare program expenditures for applicable beneficiaries.1    

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center is actively enrolling volunteers in an ongoing clinical treatment study for adults with COVID-19. While there is very little good that can come from contracting COVID, helping us identify safe and effective medications could be a huge positive for anyone who qualifies for the study.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Practitioners in the fields of mental health, substance use disorder, and related disciplines have a new, trusted resource for professional development opportunities including certificate programs, interactive online workshops, and continuing education (CE) classes with the just-announced USJT Trailblazer Series, powered by Newport Healthcare.

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn., April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Acadia Healthcare, a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services, and The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI), a nationally recognized leader in suicide awareness and prevention, today jointly announced that they have expanded their offerings by opening 15 Community Resource Centers (CRCs). Acadia Healthcare became affiliated with The Jason Foundation in 2013 to provide educational materials and programs to patients, families, and communities.