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Health officials pursue limiting suicide threats

Measures to stem self-harm in San Mateo Medical Center’s psych unit. In an effort to reduce the risk of suicide in the San Mateo Medical Center’s psychiatry unit, health officials in the coming months are joining other hospitals providing psychiatric services to...

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California: Mental Health Training for 911 Dispatchers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE California: Mental Health Training for 911 Dispatchers Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has decided to voluntarily implement the policy changes sought by AB 680 Introduced by Assemblymember Kansen Chu and sponsored by NAMI California,...

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Advocates slam Trump for remarks on mental illness.

Mental health advocates chastised President Trump for saying the U.S. could fight gun violence by reopening institutions to keep “mentally deranged and dangerous” people off the streets, saying it could stigmatize patients who thrive in their communities, while...

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A Note on Recent Events from NAMI.

NAMI is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred [in California and] over the weekend in Texas and Ohio. These mass shootings are far too common and impact every corner of our nation. Every time we experience a tragedy like this, people with mental illness...

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Opinions No, Mr. President. Hate is not a mental illness.

By Pete Earley August 7 at 1:49 PM Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported the number of Americans who are white. It is 250 million. This version has been updated. Pete Earley is the parent designate on the Interdepartmental Serious Mental...

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Experts: Mental illness not main driver of mass shootings.

President Donald Trump’s focus on “mentally ill monsters” oversimplifies the role of mental illness in public mass shootings and downplays the ease with which Americans can get firearms, experts said. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun,” Trump...

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