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From One Asian American to Others: These Are 5 Things You Need to Know About Mental Illness
Posted on Apr 25 2016
XO Jane
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African Americans and Hispanic Americans used mental health services at about one-half the rate of white Americans in 2013 and Asian Americans at about one-third the rate. Ianted to seek help at an early age, yet my mother forbade t.

How to Recognize Mental Illness in Children and Teens
Posted on Apr 25 2016
Grandparents.com
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NAMI medical director Ken Duckworth advises grandparents to watch for several signs of distress in their grandchildren.In some cases, grandchildren share things with them that aren’t shared with parents.

For Police, A Playbook for Conflicts Involving Mental Illness
Posted on Apr 25 2016
New York Times
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In resaponse to high-profile police shootings of people with mental illness, police departments are turning to cfrisis intervention training. But training is not enough.

U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High
Posted on Apr 22 2016
New York Times
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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.

Schizophrenia Stole My Brother. This Is How I Got Him Back.
Posted on Apr 20 2016
Esquire Magazine
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The psychiatrist was wrong. Joshua may have had a psychotic break, but it was not a one-time episode. It wasn't until later that I learned more about schizophrenia than just the word.

Panel Would Make Insurers Help Contain Rising Drug Costs
Posted on Apr 18 2016
New York Times
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The propsals could hurt people with mental illness who live below the poverty level.

Which of These Women Has a Mental Illness?
Posted on Apr 18 2016
Women's Health
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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.

His mom publicly compared him to killer Adam Lanza. Now the teen is opening up about his bipolar disorder.
Posted on Apr 14 2016
Washington Post
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His mother intensified dvocacy for greater mental health awareness, but he remained anonymous in order to concentrate on recovery. After a decade of misdiagnoses and failed medications, overnights in hospitals and juvenile jails, he is now in control of his own mind and ready to also be in control of his own story.

Investing in treatment for depression and anxiety leads to fourfold return
Posted on Apr 12 2016
World Health Organization/World Bank (press release)
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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.

Patty Duke's Greatest Role: Mental Health Pioneer
Posted on Mar 30 2016
Newsmax Health
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Patty Duke worked with NAMI to lobby Congress, but her courage in going public provided a role model that made her invaluable.

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