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Assisted Suicide for 'Untreatable' Mental Illness: New Data

Medscape - ‎14 hours ago‎
Patients granted assisted suicide for psychiatric suffering in the Netherlands, where the practice is legal, often have complex histories of psychiatric illness involving much more than treatment-resistant depression, new research shows. The data also ...

Erika Horwitz dreams of a world free of mental illness stigma

Simon Fraser University News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Clinical psychologist Erika Horwitz's role as associate director of SFU's Health and Counselling Services is multi-faceted.

No shame in mental illness: Hill

London Free Press - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Karen Hill, who struggled more than 20 years with mental illness before choking to death in 2014, was the brilliant sister of author Lawrence Hill and singer Dan Hill.

Selective Empathy: Policing Black Women with Mental Illness

Huffington Post - ‎15 hours ago‎
On February 12th, 2013, Kayla Moore, a Black transgender woman from Berkeley CA, was killed when police officers showed up at her home after receiving a disturbance call for a mental health evaluation from her roommate. Upon arrival, the officers did ...
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Author of The Book of Negroes Lawrence Hill says its time to lose the shame about mental illness

London Free Press - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Heartwrenching stories of Syrian refugees and migrants in Europe are dominating daily headlines, but the plight of displaced people has concerned Lawrence Hill for decades.
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NAMI Warns Senate about Criminalization of Mental Illness; Supports Cornyn Bill

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎21 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today warned the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that criminalization of people living with mental illness has reached "crisis proportions" and called ...
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How Silicon Valley is dealing with mental illness

CNNMoney - ‎21 hours ago‎
Those closest to Austen say his struggle with mental illness was magnified by the pressures of running a startup -- pressure he kept to himself.

Mental Illness in Connection to La Loche Shooting

Hamilton Spectator - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
It is known that in some cases, mental illness plays a factor into violent actions. Sometimes these actions are louder than most would expect.

Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorder and Bedbugs: Let's Talk About It

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Just like my experience with the common occurrence of bed bugs in my city, talking openly about the common occurrence of mental illness and substance use disorder can serve as a powerful vehicle for giving and receiving support, sharing knowledge and ...
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Being a teenager is not a mental illness

Spiked - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
For Catherine Roche, chief executive of the mental-health charity Place2Be, a key reason for this is that children 'faced all sorts of challenges, such as coping with parental separation, the illness or death of a loved one, and dealing with substance ...

NY looks to ambitious goal for mental illness treatment

Binghamton Homepage - ‎14 hours ago‎
The New York State Office of Mental Health projects to have over 44,000 community beds for individuals with mental illness this year - the most of any state in the nation.

Anxiety, the common mental illness among children

Radio Canada International - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
The Public Health Agency of Canada says the most common mental illness among children is anxiety. There has been a big push in Canada to reduce the stigma around mental illness, so it could be that more people are reporting anxiety or seeking treatment ...
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McGill has a new tool in the battle against mental illness

McGill Reporter - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
In what may be a first for a Canadian university, McGill has added the internationally renowned WRAP program to its diverse toolkit for combatting students' problems with mental illness. Developed in Vermont in the late 1990s, WRAP (Wellness Recovery ...
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Inquiry maps path on guns, mental illness

London Free Press - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Under enhanced security screening protocols, any applicant treated for mental illness, or who has a history of violence or threatening behaviour, is flagged for review.

The design of work needs to change to prevent mental illness

The Conversation AU - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Work is a great place for promoting health and many workplaces already “normalise” talking about the experience of mental illness, for example, through involvement in RUOK day and beyondblue's Head's up initiative. These approaches are similar to other ...

Schizophrenia Misconceptions Prompt Experts To Request Name Change For The Mental Illness

Parent Herald - ‎12 hours ago‎
(Photo : FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images) Moroccan Soukaina B., a 21-year-old woman suffering from a mental disorder, sits chained to a post on the ground of her family's horse stable in a village near Sidi Slimane, some 120 kms from the capital Rabat, on ...

ArtPic: Gerri Harden illustrates the struggle of mental illness

Edmonton Journal - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
“I wanted to depict how doing something simple and normal, when you are coping with an enormous weight such as mental illness, or a childhood trauma that in many cases can be a trigger and or cause for mental illness, that the simplest things can be ...
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Katie Holmes tackles mental illness in 'Touched With Fire'

OCRegister - ‎4 hours ago‎
In the film, Holmes plays Carla, a sadly quiet poet whose bipolar disorder dips into a deep depression, landing her in a mental facility where she meets Marco, a charismatic rap- or slam-style poet played by Luke Kirby. He constantly resists the rules ...

Oromocto Fire department tackles mental illness - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
The Oromocto Fire Department's willingness to tackle mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, came at a high price. The suicide of a volunteer fighter and former military sergeant, Paul Martin, in 2011 sent a shock wave through the ...

Mental illness: Most try to cope in silence

Surrey Leader - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Two weeks ago, as part of Bell Let's Talk Day (Jan. 27), I shared a glimpse into my world with 10 complete strangers. These people also shared their stories, all very different but all very real burdens to live with.