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U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High
Posted on Apr 22 2016
New York Times
There wass an alarming increase among girls 10 to 14, whose suicide rate, while still very low, tripled..The rate decreased for just one racial group, African American men, and for only one age group, men and women over 75.
Which of These Women Has a Mental Illness?
Posted on Apr 18 2016
The editor of Women's Health writes about her diagnosis with obsessive-compulsive disorder. A survey conducted by NAMI and the magazine reveals that 78% of respondents suspect they have a mental illness and 65% have been diagnosed with one.
Investing in treatment for depression and anxiety leads to fourfold return
Posted on Apr 12 2016
World Health Organization/World Bank (press release)
For the first time, a study estimates both health and economic benefits of investing in treatment of the most common forms of mental illness world-wide. For every $1 iincreased investment in treatment for depression and anxiety, there is a return of $4.
Where the 2016 Candidates Stand on Mental Health Issues
Posted on Mar 24 2016
Mental health gets comparatively little exposure as a serious issue on the presidential campaign trail and it is rare for candidates to mention it as its own issue. NBC provides a sampling of what candidates have said.
Saving Amanda: One Family's Struggle to Deal with a Daughter's Mental Illness
Posted on Mar 14 2016
Kaiser Health News/Women's Day
*NAMI -- Amanda is a member of NAMI's Youth Advisory Group
It took eight years for Amanda Lipp to get adequate care for her bipolar disorder. Now, she and her mom, Pam, are sharing their story to fight stigma around mental illness so others don't have to go it alone.