U.S. suicides are on the rise but funding, research lags

Jun 18, 2018
As people mourn the recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, researchers say the growing public health crisis deserves more attention.
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Patients in a mental health crisis often end up in ERs, which are ill-equipped to help

May 15, 2018
Emergency rooms are often the first places people end up during a mental health crisis. But many ERs aren’t really equipped to help. After they check in, patients can end up staying in emergency rooms for days just waiting for…

Shooting survivors describe their long-term recovery

Feb 19, 2018
Even years after an event, the trauma lingers.
Barb Whitfield (R) and her grandson Wanya Whitfield, 15, visit at a makeshift memorial to the victims of the mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theater July 22, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. 
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When it comes to insurance money, mental health is not treated equal

Jan 5, 2018
For every $1 insurance companies reimburse primary care doctors, they reimburse mental health professionals only 83 cents. Even when treating the exact same thing, like depression.
Ten years after Congress passed a mental health parity law, people seeking care still have trouble finding treatments covered by insurance.
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Managing mental health in the midst of disaster

Dec 15, 2017
A look at the cost of the impact of disasters on mental health — and the people who's job it is to help.
An inmate firefighter monitors flames as a house burns in the Napa wine region in California on October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region. 
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When the stress of debt strains mental health

Nov 10, 2017
That stress can make you vulnerable to eating disorders, alcoholism and anxiety, says psychologist Thomas Richardson. Mindfulness can help.
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Would teens be willing to open up to a therapy app, and should they?

May 1, 2017
Artificial intelligence may not pick up on subtle language, which is important in a therapeutic relationship.
The app Wysa is designed to respond to users by delivering cognitive behavior techniques. 
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Study: Less-educated white people face alarming mortality increases

Mar 23, 2017
There's an alarming increase in suicides among less-educated Americans, the Brookings Institution reports.
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After all but disappearing, psychiatric hospitals are coming back

Mar 3, 2017
The ER is often the only option for patients with mental-health problems.
Banner Goldfield hospital in rural Apache Junction, Arizona. Mental health patients seeking help in an emergency here can sometimes wait days before finding placement.
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Clinton unveils anti-bullying plan for schools

Oct 28, 2016
Bullying has been a big problem in schools for a long time. But teachers say the the ugliness of the election has made things worse. Today, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will outline a proposal to dole out $500 million…
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally with first lady Michelle Obama at Wake Forest University on Thursday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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