mental illness

Woman Told D.C. Officer She Was 'Ready to Die'Court documents indicate that a woman who was shot by a District of Columbia police officer had been using drugs and said she was "ready to die" before she was shot.
Texas Republican Senator Proposing Gun Background Check BillThe Senate's No. 2 Republican is introducing legislation that would reward states for sending more information about residents with serious mental problems to the federal background check system for firearms purchasers.
Report: Insurance Companies Aren't Covering Mental Illness Treatments CorrectlyOne of the nation's biggest mental health advocacy groups charges many insurance companies are ignoring a law that requires mental illness be covered like any other.
Md. Woman Uses Sister's Art to Highlight Mental IllnessA Baltimore woman who lost her sister, Carolyn Anne Watts, to depression is looking to open up a discussion on mental illness through her sister's art, WNEW's Jenny Glick reports.
Can Identifying Mental Illness Stop Terror Attacks?A radical Muslim killed a soldier outside Canada's Parliament. A right-wing extremist opened fire on buildings in Texas' capital and tried to burn down the Mexican Consulate. An Al-Qaida-inspired assailant hacked an off-duty soldier to death in London.
How Common Is Depression?Nearly 60 million people experience a mental health condition every year. But only a fraction of those conditions are ever detected.
Video Games Being Developed To Target Depression, AnxietyPsychologists believe video games could be a new way to reach people who need help.
Study: Twitter Has Potential To 'Induce Psychotic Symptoms'A new study finds that the downside to global social networks is the potential to ‟aggravate or even induce psychotic symptoms” in psychologically vulnerable patients.
Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.
Study: Nearly 1-In-5 US Army Soldiers Had Mental Illness Before EnlistmentNearly 1 in 5 U.S. soldiers had mental illness before enlisting in the Army, and about 1-in-10 soldiers had thought about killing themselves prior to enlistment.
Va. Sen. Creigh Deeds Recalls Son's Attack, Mental Illness A Virginia state senator who was attacked by his son before he killed himself says the stigma attached to mental health issues leaves the mentally ill to "struggle in silence."
Expert: People With Mental Illness 'More Likely To Have Violence Done To Them Than To Inflict Harm On Others'Experts weigh in on the various issues brought to the forefront of national discourse following mass shootings such as Monday's attack of the Washington Navy Yard, including gun control, mental health care reform, and the leaps of logic made by an American people prone to reductive thought and easy, sometimes violent solutions.
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