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On California's Death Row, Too Insane to Execute
Posted on Jun 05 2016
Los Angeles Times
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A legal theory of “permanent incompetence” may make California the first to address a growing problem of aging and gravely mentally ill inmates awaiting ever-delayed execution.  

Schizophrenia, psychosis and paranoia. Are these California death row inmates too insane to execute?
Posted on Jun 05 2016
Los Angeles Times
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Clkick on the photo of each man on death row who has serious mental health issues to explore his story.Comptency is examined only weeks before execution.

Report: Police Departments Need Mental Health Programs
Posted on May 26 2016
U.S. News & World Report
*NAMI Report

A new federal report produced by NAMI and the US Department of Justice says police chiefs and sheriffs across the country should put mental health programs in place for their officers to help them cope with the aftermath of mass shootings and other traumatic events

Mental Health Reform: The Senate Needs to Act
Posted on May 20 2016
Huffington Post
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the man of the hour. The challenge is whether both the Senate and House of Representatives will act before time runs out.

Michelin, NAMI seek to change conversation about mental illness
Posted on May 20 2016
Greenville News (South Carolina)
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NAMI and Michelin North America are seeking to eliminate stigma  around mental illness. At a special event, NAMI CEO Mary Giliberti spoke on "Working Well: Princ ipleds for Leading a Mentally Healthy Business."

Family Rejection May More Than Triple Suicide Attempt Risk by Transgender Individuals
Posted on May 17 2016
Medical News Today
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Family rejection increases the risk of two critical health outcomes that are common among transgender individuals: sicide attempts and substance misuse-according to a new study.

McConnell, legislature can OK bills to improve mental-health care
Posted on May 10 2016
Lexington Herald Leader
*NAMI Kentucky op-ed

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky needs to bring S.2680, the mental health reform bill that the Senate HELP committee approved unanimously,up for a vote by the full Senate..

Is Mental Health Being Ignored in Presidential Politics?
Posted on May 09 2016
Mental Health Daily (Hogg Foundation)
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Candidates szeem mostly to have only scratched the surface. of the issue,  Here  is a guide to current candidates' platforms,statements, and legislative history regarding mental health at the start of Mental Health Awareness Month. Are they still workIs in progress?

Commentary: Give hope to the mentally ill
Posted on May 01 2016
Greenville News (South Carolina)
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Op-ed by NAMI CEO Mary Giliberti on the need to share, experiences, change our culture and create support for those who may need help.

Denying Transgender People Bathroom Access Is Linked to Suicide
Posted on May 01 2016
Newsweek
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Transgender persons who were denied access were 1.45 times as likely to have attemptede suicide.

 

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