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How Green Spaces May Be Key to Slashing Schizophrenia

Anyone who’s grown up in the country can attest to the soothing power of nature. Clean air, greenery, peace and quiet … those are only some of the many benefits of rural living. Even suburban cul-de-sacs and man-made ponds can be places to clear one’s head and enjoy a...

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A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t. For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate. A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National...

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Judaism and Mental Illness

There is a ritual that occurs during the Torah service, usually in between the third and fourth Aliyah. You might notice that the rabbis recite a misheberach, a special prayer for those in need of healing. The list contains many names, adults and children, those...

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At San Mateo County schools, outreach seeks to halt suicides

Mariah was the new kid in eighth grade. Just a few months after her first day, the teacher took notice when she stormed out of class after her assigned partner kept rolling her eyes and talking with other friends. The teacher didn’t know what happened, so he consulted...

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Press Releases Mental Health Parity at Risk

New research highlights insurance disparities that prioritize profits over people and jeopardize the wellbeing of Americans with mental health conditions ARLINGTON, Va., June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, NAMI released a report highlighting the impossible...

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Suicide rates are up 30 percent since 1999, CDC says

Only half of people who died by suicide had diagnosed mental health conditions. Suicide rates are up by 30 percent across the nation since 1999, federal health officials reported Thursday. And only about half the people who died by suicide had a known mental health...

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Opinion: The Crazy Talk About Bringing Back Asylums

When President Trump mused that the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., in February might have been prevented if the United States had more mental institutions, he revived a not-quite-dormant debate: Should the country bring back asylums? Psychiatric...

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