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First Robust Genetic Links to Depression Emerge

NATURE: Vol. 523 FIRST ROBUST GENETIC LINKS TO DEPRESSION EMERGE Discoveries energize hunt for genes connected to mental illness.  By HEIDI LEDFORD July 16, 2015 Discoveries energize hunt for genes connected to mental illness. No one was more surprised than Jonathan...

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County Enacts Laura’s Law

County enacts Laura’s Law: Legislation authorizes courts to order treatment for individuals with mental illness June 17, 2015, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors enacted a law Tuesday that authorizes the courts to order...

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The Germanwings Tragedy

The Germanwings Tragedy Statement of Mary Giliberti Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness ARLINGTON, VA., March 31, 2015; NAMI shares the grief of the rest of the world over the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525. We extend our condolences to the...

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Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

THANK YOU to the many members and friends who contributed to our success — with donations and efforts — during the previous year. Predominantly a volunteer and membership driven organization, you make it happen. We couldn’t do it without you! Held at the Poplar Creek...

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Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut

The microbiome may yield a new class of psychobiotics for the treatment of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders Feb 17, 2015 |By Charles Schmidt Genes and Microbes Influence One Another, Scientists Find The notion that the state of our gut governs our state of...

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How we bring Laura's Law to all Californians

SFGATE OPINION How we bring Laura’s Law to all Californians By Amy Yannello Sunday, December 28, 2014 It’s high time for a bill that would expand Laura’s Law to all 58 California counties, and now Assembly member Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, has introduced one. Our...

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Depression Tweaks the Brain's Disappointment Circuit

An unusual chemical balancing act helps explain why people with depression attend more closely to negative information Dec 18, 2014 |By Simon Makin People with depression process emotional information more negatively than healthy people. They show increased...

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