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Mental illness News

Homophobic Texan arrested following violent airport attack

Dallas - An apparently intoxicated homophobic male was arrested Oct. 23 at a Dallas/Ft. Worth airport after he attacked another passenger over the color of the man's shirt.

Op-Ed: Youth and mental illness: A cohesive strategy is needed

In celebration of this year’s International Youth Day observed on Tuesday, August 12, mental health was rightfully placed at the forefront of discussions.

Op-Ed: Silence is the killer

Toronto - Social Media went wild last night as the news that it appeared that Robin Williams took his life. The world was in shock that a man so talented would end his life. Williams was not alone.

Op-Ed: The ignorant reaction to suicide

Malibu - Suicide is the coward's way out, killing yourself is a selfish act. Those two sentences hit my news feed when I got off of work and heard about the death of Robin Williams. If you are a person who believes those things, you are a heartless fool.

Broad Institute's groundbreaking announcement on psychiatric research Commissioned

On Tuesday, July 22, at 10 a.m. ET the Broad Institute and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research delivered a groundbreaking announcement about psychiatric research research.

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.

Op-Ed: Mental illness — Survivable with help Special

A mental illness survivor, Carol Koji has endured electric shock treatment, been Baker-Acted, divorced, heard voices, and has had arrests.

School murder suspect 'foaming at the mouth' during health check

Danvers - A young boy accused in an incident of murder at school was said to be "foaming at the mouth" and "out of touch with reality" in a report from health officials.

New study reports that depression can be found through blood test

Many people can go through depression in their lifetime, though a new test can find whether it has the ability to affect one’s daily life. How? Through the blood.

Protein clue for schizophrenia origin

Copenhagen - As part of a hunt for the causes of schizophrenia, researchers have analyzed proteins in the brains of rats that have been given hallucinogenic drugs.

Genetic complexities of schizophrenia revealed

Two new studies provide insight into the genetics of schizophrenia and the results show once again how complex the condition is.

Does smoking marijuana cause schizophrenia?

Boston - Marijuana, the most commonly abused illegal drug used worldwide, has long been considered an environmental risk factor for developing schizophrenia. A new study from Harvard University tells a different story.

NY mom who killed her 3 kids seeks cut of their $350,000 estate

Mineola - Next month, a woman who murdered her three young children in her Long Island, NY apartment by drowning them in the bathtub — will ask a judge for a cut of their $350,000 estate.

Op-Ed: Don't take a Psycho to the Halloween party

Political correctness plumbed new depths last week when a professional propagandist and former alcoholic joined a crusade against two supermarket chains.

Fox News host: 'Increase stigmatization' of schizophrenics

A Fox News host has called for the increased stigmatization of certain mental illnesses as part of the solution to the epidemic of mass shootings sweeping the United States.

Honduran woman attempts to kill herself and poison five children

San Pedro Sula - A 28-year-old Honduran woman tried to kill herself and her five children by giving them insecticide during what law enforcement officers described as a "nervous breakdown."

LAT: A national model for mental illness recovery Special

“Today recovery from mental illness is a well-documented reality.” — Pete Linnett, Founder and CEO of Life Adjustment Team

New research suggests suicide is a mental disorder

With suicide rates higher than ever, scientists debate classifying suicidal tendencies as a behavior disorder. Continuing research will ultimately determine whether suicide stems from a behavior disorder or is in response to a mood disorder.

Op-Ed: The Boston bombing and the unsettled state of mind

In the statements made to the press by Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, an important truth was revealed on the nature of the unsettled.

Dealing with depression Special

For far too long now I have suffered with depression; it wasn’t until recently that I have started to find the strength to overcome it. For years depression had ruled my life and I finally decided that I was not going to let it control me any more.

Op-Ed: Cannabis users linked to mental illness?

Many people throughout the world use cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana. But, according to a new study, people who have a mental illness are now linked to using marijuana more than people without a mental illness. I don't believe it to be true.

Op-Ed: Supreme Court Must Look at LGBTQ+ Mental Health Issues

Continuing to evade this historically divisive issue is simply no longer possible. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) must consider the issue of mental health in all its LGBTQ+ deliberations.

Op-Ed: Afghanistan — The cost of war — Post traumatic stress disorder

Washington - Military casualties for the first two months of 2013 have been relatively low, with a total of ten NATO soldiers killed, of which six were American. With the war winding down what are the real costs of war in terms of mental illness of our veterans?

Canada: Ex-Canadian Veterans Ombudsman treated for PTSD

Ottawa - Colonel Pat Stogran (retired) is a long time advocate of veterans rights. He was appointed Veterans Ombudsman in 2006, but his contract was not renewed in 2010. Stogran says that he is being treated for PTSD as a result of Ottawa's treatment of veterans

Newtown massacre made-for-TV movie sparks outrage, and petition

Ridgefield - Outraged residents in Newtown have started a petition to stop a made-for-TV movie tied to the Newtown school shootings from being filmed in their community.

The Dandy Highwayman returns: Adam Ant's first album in 17 years

Adam Ant yesterday released a new album entitled ‘Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter.’ The new album is the London born artist’s first since the release of ‘Wonderful’ in 1995.

Op-Ed: The Legacy of Thomas Szasz

Thomas Szasz died September 8 this year. What is the legacy of the man who said there is no such thing as mental illness, and that psychiatry is a scam?

Florida judge: Ferguson fit for execution despite mental illness

Circuit Judge David Glant ruled on Friday that John Ferguson, a South Florida man convicted of murder, is fit to be executed despite his history of mental illness. Ferguson, 64, who says he is the "Prince of God" was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

Older dads increase risk of autism and mental illness in children

A landmark study has determined that the older a man is when he has a child, the greater the risk of passing on genetic mutations that can cause autism and schizophrenia.

Op-Ed: Scotland has a new strategy to improve mental health services

Mental health services in Scotland are being improved. Scotland have launched a new strategy that aims to improve the lives of people with mental health illness.
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The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers support group outreach to caregivers and families of those suffering with mental illness.
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According to police, Christine Adewunmi was battling mental illness. She shot her three girls, 8-year-old Lauren, 6-year-old Samantha, and 3-year-old Kate, before taking her own life
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