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Closing a compassionate career

Steve Kaplan retires from his county’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services position. From working to create a cross-disciplinary approach in caring for troubled youth to navigating federal changes to the nation’s insurance system, Steve Kaplan recently closed a...

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Trump Says Issue Is Mental Health, Not Gun Control

WASHINGTON — As Americans struggled Monday to make sense once again of the mass shootings plaguing the United States, President Trump sought to steer the national conversation to questions about the mental capacity of those pulling the triggers, not the weapons...

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Mental Illness Is Not a Halloween Costume

Mental illness can be scary, but people struggling with it shouldn't be. "Local tales and superstitions thrive best in these sheltered, long settled retreats; but are trampled under foot, by the shifting throng that forms the population of most of our country...

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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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