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Prescription Assistance Programs

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Getting your prescriptions at an affordable price may be one of the challenges you face after incarceration. With or without insurance, medications can be very expensive. According to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, U.S. prescription drug spending in 2020 was nearly triple from 20 years ago, and this spending is projected to keep increasing. This [...]

Finding Help & Support: A Look at Free Mental Health Resources from NAMI & SAMHSA

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In today's world, mental health has become increasingly important. One of the biggest challenges after incarceration is finding the right resources for your peace of mind. If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health disorder, there are free mental health resources that can help. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and [...]

Second Chance Month Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Webinar Recap

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In honor of Second Chance Month, GEO Reentry Connect invited Inmates to Entrepreneurs to teach our participants how to start a business. During this free two-hour webinar, participants heard from guest speakers Josh Nowack, Claudia Shivers, and Brandon Lowery as they shared their experiences about starting a business post-incarceration. Participants were engaged in the discussion [...]

Digital Literacy in the Workplace

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Technology is progressing faster than ever and changing how we live, learn, and communicate. It also has a substantial impact on the workforce. Digital literacy refers to the ability the ability to use technology safely to find and evaluate information, create content, and effectively collaborate and communicate. As the world becomes increasingly digital, computer and [...]

Teen Mental Wellness

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What is Mental Wellness? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes that mental health includes a person’s psychological, emotional, and social well-being and affects how a person feels, thinks, and acts. Mental health disorders refer to a variety of conditions that affect mood, thinking and behavior. According to the World Health Organization, nearly [...]

Where to Start with Self-Love

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The most important relationship in your life is the one you have with yourself. Your relationship with yourself sets the framework for your relationship with everybody else in your life. For example, if you treat yourself poorly and talk down to yourself you will be more likely to accept poor treatment from others. On the [...]

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