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


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

"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

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 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

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

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

Mental Health Groups Say GOP Health Plan Will Devastate Millions
Posted on Mar 17 2017
NBC News

Changes in Medicaid alone would result in 14 million Americans losing health insutrance, including many with mental health conditions.

“Big Things Have Small Beginnings”: New Campus Group Combats Mental Illness
Posted on Mar 09 2017
University News

Part of a nationwide movement, the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) campus now has a NAMI presence.

Patients more likely to refuse drug therapy than psychotherapy for mental health
Posted on Mar 06 2017
Science Daily

A meta-analkysis of studies found thatf  people seeking help for mental illness are more likely to refuse or not complete recommended treatment if it involves only medication

Chrissy Teigen Opens Up for the First Time About Her Postpartum Depression
Posted on Mar 06 2017


Chrissy Teigen, has been a Sports Illustrated cover girl, a best-selling cookbook author, and host of an Emmy-nominated TV series Lip Sync Battle. After giving birth to her daughter in 2015 she developed postpartum depression, a condition affecting one in nine women. In this exclusive essay she talks about the experience.

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