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'Alarming' rise in children hospitalized with suicidal thoughts or actions
Posted on May 05 2017
CNN

According to new research, the percentage of young children and teens hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or actions in the United States has doubled over nearly a decade, 

The future of mental health care
Posted on May 04 2017
Federal News Radio
*NAMI

NAMI's senior polcy counsel Ron Honberg is interviewed about the Congressional debate over heath care and the implications for mental health--and other issues.                        (60 minutes in length).

For Families of Teens at Suicide Risk, ‘13 Reasons’ Raises Concerns
Posted on May 01 2017
New York Times

A rising chorus of mental health experts contend that too many of the show’s messages on suicide are inaccurate and potentially dangerous.

Raise the bar: Seek justice for those with mental illness
Posted on Apr 09 2017
Florida Sun-Sentinel
*NAMI

Commentary by NAMI CEO Mary Giliberti on the prison death of Darrell Rainey.

Does the Death Penalty Target People Who Are Mentally Ill? We Checked
Posted on Apr 03 2017
Washington Post
*NAMI

 

People who are executed have a far higher rate of mental illness than does the general public. Suicidal tendencies are particularly common

 

A onetime golden boy lost to the grip of mental illness
Posted on Apr 02 2017
Philly.com
*NAMI

"That's what the early stages of mental illness are like, It's as if you're trying to find your way home again." Her 2011 memoir, Circles Around the Sun: In Search of a Lost Brother, focused on his struggle with schizophrenia.

Climate change contributes to mental illness
Posted on Mar 30 2017
Popular Science
*NAMI

According to a report by the American Psychological Association and two other groups, an increasing number of climate-related disasters are affecting mental health.

Doctor and Patient Advocates Sound Louder Warnings as Trump and GOP Push Obamacare Repeal
Posted on Mar 22 2017
Los Angeles Times
*NAMI

NAMI called the legislation “life threatening,” cautioning that it would “destroy countless hopes for recovery.” The coalition of 87 patient and physician groups told congressional leaders that the ill “could be devastating to people with serious diseases.”

10 Silent Signs You Could Have Postpartum Depression
Posted on Mar 20 2017
Readers' Digest
*NAMI

It's more than the "baby blues." postpartum depression is a serious condition that affects one in nine women.

The General Who Went to War On Suicide
Posted on Mar 17 2017
Politico
*NAMI

The commander with a history of depression created a unique way to keep his soldiers from killing themselves. The Army had other ideas.

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