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Trauma fears cloud upbeat picture of Thai boys rescued from cave

Chiang Rai - The dramatic rescue of a dozen boys from a flooded Thai cave ended a harrowing two-week ordeal that most seem to have weathered with astonishing mental and physical resilience -- at least for the moment.

No rescue for Dakar's homeless and mentally ill

Dakar - On Dakar's sunny avenues, troubled souls wander aimlessly alongside busy traffic, often muttering to themselves, sometimes begging, as the rest of the city ignores them.

Police killings of blacks exact mental health toll: US study

Paris - The disproportionately high rate at which unarmed black people die at the hands of police in the United States has a corrosive impact on the mental health of black Americans, researchers reported Friday.

Sugar not so sweet for mental health

Paris - Sugar may be bad not only for your teeth and your waistline, but also your mental health, claimed a study Thursday that was met with scepticism by other experts.

Boko Haram leaves Nigeria a lifetime of mental trauma

Maiduguri - The soldier clutched his book with both hands. He shouted his name, rank and Nigerian Army number to no-one in particular. He stood up straight and ended every reply with a bark of "sah" (sir).

Kazakhstan cafe kicks stigma with mentally disabled staff

Almaty - With its simple menu and casual atmosphere, the Training Cafe looks like many other local eateries in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty.But unlike the others, its 40-person staff is exclusively composed of patients from local psychiatric institutions.

U.S. comic finds humor in abyss of mental illness

Washington - What on earth could be funny about contemplating suicide? Or suffering from bipolar disorder or OCD?Lots, says American comedian Maria Bamford, who's been there, is still fighting and draws on her ordeal to make people laugh.

China, India face huge mental health burden: Study

Paris - China and India are home to more than a third of people with mental illness, but only a tiny fraction of them receive medical help, according to studies released Wednesday.

Nevada agrees to pay San Francisco for mental patient transfer

San Francisco - Nevada will reimburse San Francisco $400,000 for the cost of caring for 24 homeless indigents who were sent to the city with one-way bus tickets from a state psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas.

Some well-known human traits are now linked to creativity

Creativity is something that has always fascinated humanity — now scientists in those fields that typically deal with creativity have discovered a whole range of human traits which they believe indicate creativity in human beings.

'Mental' sequel in store for Hangover's Wolf Pack

If you're still attempting to recover from the Wolf Pack's antics in Thailand, try this one on for size! Following the success of 'The Hangover Part II', there are already plans for a third installment.

Study: TV portrays misleading image of mental illness

Almost half of the television characters with mental illness are portrayed as being dangerous to others, a study commissioned by the UK Department of Health has found.

Nearly 20 percent of Americans had mental illness in 2009

Citing joblessness and substance abuse, the National Institutes of Health estimates that nearly 20 percent of Americans had mental illness in 2009.

Cops stake out rooftops at Dunkin Donuts for Special Olympics

Normal - Illinois police officers were staking out Dunkin' Donuts this weekend to raise money for Special Olympics. They started before daylight and with ladders in hand the cops climbed on the rooftops at the popular donut chain across the state.

Teen suicide rising, 4 times higher for gay youth

West Hollywood - Many teenagers have thoughts of death. These can stem from a variety of causes, and can result in actual attempts on their own lives. The National Institute of Mental Health warn that 25 teen suicides are attempted for each one that is successful.

Kidnapper Rockefeller to Use Insanity as Defense

Clark Rockefeller is planning to use insanity as a defense at his trial for allegedly kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter. Rockefeller's lawyers filed notice in court Friday, three days after Rockefeller rejected a plea deal.

Mental Health Coverage Not Up To Par in the Army

Tricare, the military health insurance system, has hindered military members diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from receiving the treatment they need.

Psychiatrists warn abortions can lead to mental illness

The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Britain warns that women may risk mental health breakdowns if they undergo abortions. They say women should be given proper counseling about an abortion's possible link to their mental health.

NHS Mental Health Tells Patients To Pop A Pill And Join The Queue

It has become official - Britain is the capital of the world when it comes to failing mental health and the reason why we are all gaga in the UK? We have become a nation who thinks that popping a pill will solve everything

Man Spent 30 years in Mental Asylum is considered a Genius Painter

A Man spends 30 years in Mental hospital and draws 300 paintings is now considered an artistic genius.

New Mothers Are At An Increased Risk To Post Natal Depression Because Of Cuts In The NHS

As post natal depression becomes a growing concern within the NHS, nurses fear that new mums are not being given the care they need

Safety of Ontario health facilities questioned

Emile Berthiaume says a woman would have frozen to death if he hadn't followed her after she walked out of the Northeast Mental Health Centre in her pajamas

Military Personnel and Families Lacking Proper Mental Health Care

Due to limited availability, many U. S. military personnel and their families are going without proper mental health care.

The Anti-Christ of Seattle

Another "Anti-Christ" Story to Tickle Your Funny Bone! Maybe?

Research Provides Hope To Parents Of Girls Suffering From Brain-Damaging Disease

There is hope for all the parents whose girls are suffering from autism-like disease called Rett Syndrome. Scottish researchers have conducted a new experiment on genetic mice that raise hopes that the brain damage caused by this disease is not permanent.

Astronaut Suffered 'Mental Anguish'

Lisa Nowak's very public breakdown.

Yugoslavia lives on in Kosovo time capsule

More than a decade after Yugoslavia shattered into separate countries along ethnic lines its multiculturalism survives. In a mental institute.

US Soldier Who Killed Iraqi Family Had Mental Illness

A soldier who killed an entire Iraqi family had been diagnosed three months earlier with serious mental illness...

Women drinkers 'depression link'

The link between binge drinking and depression is stronger in women than men, a study suggests.
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