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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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Women’s mental health may improve after quitting alcohol.

Not drinking alcohol may improve the mental health of women, a new study says. Women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol or quit the habit altogether have better mental well-being outcomes compared to those who keep drinking, according to a study published Monday in...

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Jeffrey’s journey: An addict’s trail from street to cell.

He couldn’t escape the easy access to drugs in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. He couldn’t escape prison when he crossed the border into San Mateo County. By Heather Knight | May 24, 2019 The first time I met Jeffrey Choate, he looked close to death. He was passed out on...

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