About Mental Health
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Team devoted to people with mental illness: Laura’s Law sparked implementation of treatment service. To assist individuals with serious mental illness who have fallen “through the cracks,” a Health System team has been formed to help improve their quality of life. The...read more
Mental illness is not a partisan issue—it is an issue that affects all of America. On Monday, August 29th, Secretary Clinton released her agenda for supporting Americans who live with mental health conditions. Mr. Trump discusses mental health on his website under...read more
The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the nation’s leading political voice on mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases.
Stop calling Trump ‘crazy.’ It demeans those with mental illness. Perpetuation of stigmatizing, outdated stereotypes makes it harder for those experiencing mental illness to seek the treatment they need. Patrick J. Kennedy is the author, with Stephen Fried, of “A...read more
A movement toward largely nonmusical approaches, focused on holistic recovery rather than symptom treatment, is growing in the United States. By Benedict Carey HOLYOKE, Mass. — Some of the voices inside Caroline White’s head have been a lifelong comfort, as...read more
Reminder: 1 in 5 people live with a mental health condition. Lindsay Holmes Deputy Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post Actress Mariel Hemingway is slamming the negative stereotypes that still exist around mental health, particularly when it comes to a person’s...read more
HONOLULU — Army Secretary Eric Fanning says the Army is paying more attention to behavioral health and making sure anyone who's injured while defending the nation gets the treatment they need. The Army and other military branches are conducting research into how...read more
The man who once tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan no longer poses a threat to himself or others, ruled a federal judge.
USA Justice First Look John Hinckley to leave mental hospital to live at home The man who once tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan no longer poses a threat to himself or others, ruled a federal judge. By David Iaconangelo, Staff July 27, 2016 Save for later...read more
The information in this report is based on a fascinating expert listening session that took place in Fall, 2015, along with interviews of key informants, many of whom are quoted in the report. Many people who seek mental health care drop out, and 70% of those dropping...read more
Promoting Mental Health at 30,000 Feet! By Suzanne Robinson. About a week ago, I hopped on a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver, following NAMI’s annual Convention. I work remotely in Columbus, Ohio as a Senior Manager at NAMI, overseeing two of our education...read more
By Michael Cabanatuan. Golden Gate Bridge officials still plan to install a steel net to deter suicides, despite bids that came in at about twice the expected price. The bridge district opened the two bids received for the project on Tuesday. The low bid, from...read more