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mental illness


Families and the debate on mental health

It’s rare that an entire nation debates mental health care. I’m a mental health nurse, researcher, and professor.  Through years as a nurse for inpatient psychiatric units, through my research about mental health and illness, and teaching about the research and policy mental health, I’ve long tried to bring awareness and concern about individuals and families with mental [...]


Jared Loughner may be mentally ill. But does that matter?

The debate over the shootings in Arizona has turned to the accused gunman’s mental state. But is there a connection between violence and mental illness? Some psychiatrists say no.


Fighting the stigma

An actor with 80 films and a longstanding role on “The Sopranos” to his credit, Joey Pantoliano has made a documentary about coping with mental illness — his own and others’.

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