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How seeing problems in the brain makes stigma disappear

As a psychiatrist, I find that one of the hardest parts of my job is telling parents and their children that they are not to blame for their illness. Children with emotional and behavioral problems continue to suffer considerable stigma. Many in the medical community...

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Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?

3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders. My office is crowded with parishioners who are afraid to disclose their struggles with mental trauma to anyone in their local congregations. For the most part, they fear some sort of rejection or...

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After mass shootings, mental illness is always the scapegoat

The shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night has killed at least 58 people and injured more than 500, and is being called the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Many are still being treated with life threatening injuries. This is just the latest in a string of...

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Suicide of teen shows dilemma schools face

CHICAGO — Staff at a suburban Chicago high school called 16-year-old Corey Walgren to the dean’s office to ask about a video he made of himself having sex with a classmate. A few hours later, the teen walked to the top of a five-story parking deck and jumped. The...

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Respite from the streets for the most challenged

Navigation Center takes in the mentally ill, addicted. People suffering from mental illness and drug addiction will get a boost from the city when San Francisco opens its latest Navigation Center for homeless people on Wednesday. Located at San Francisco General...

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