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Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness? - ChristianityToday.com



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Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness? 
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My office is crowded with parishioners who are afraid to disclose their struggles with mental trauma to anyone in their local congregations. For the most part, they fear some sort of rejection or judgement if they are authentic in describing their ...

 


Mexico: Mental Health Bill Undermines Disability Rights - Human Rights Watch



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Mexico: Mental Health Bill Undermines Disability Rights 
Human Rights Watch
(Mexico City, October 16, 2017) ? Mexico's Congressional Mental Health and Drug Commission is considering a national mental health bill that would seriously jeopardize the rights of people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch said today. In a letter ...

 


How the Web Could Help People with Mental Illness Get to Work - hcanews.com



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How the Web Could Help People with Mental Illness Get to Work 
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In the US, about 80% of people living with a severe mental illness are unemployed, according to a 2014 report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization. The same report also found that ...

 


Mental illness education necessary | Local News ... - Valdosta Daily Times



Mental illness education necessary | Local News ... 
Valdosta Daily Times
Mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. Millions of Americans are living with a mental health condition, and the ...

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Elkhart County looks to cut down on mental illness arrests - WNDU-TV



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Elkhart County looks to cut down on mental illness arrests 
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Many times when we broadcast something on police and mental illness, it's a high-profile case, like the Slender Man stabbing, the girl who texted her boyfriend to kill himself, or even the recent Las Vegas shooter. Most times when police interact with ...

 


Navigating Graduate School With Mental Illness - Inside Higher Ed



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Navigating Graduate School With Mental Illness 
Inside Higher Ed
When I started graduate school, I did not realize that I was a student with mental illness. I knew that I suffered near-daily migraines and sought out disability services. What I did not understand was that my migraines were a physical manifestation of ...

 


Monday letters: Predicting violence, mental illness, Obamacare - Houston Chronicle



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Monday letters: Predicting violence, mental illness, Obamacare 
Houston Chronicle
Regarding the mass shooting in Las Vegas, letter to the editor ("Mental illness," Page A33, Oct. 8), ended with this question: "... is there any way to predict or control this kind of violent behavior?" Unfortunately, at the present time, the answer is ...

 


Let's stop blaming mental illness for mass shootings - Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)



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Let's stop blaming mental illness for mass shootings 
Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
The umbrella category of mental illness is often invoked after a mass shooting, particularly when the perpetrator is white. Possible diagnoses are mulled over by the media, hinted at by those who knew the perpetrators, or simply assumed. The problem ...
Mental illness cannot be immediate reasoning when tragedy strikes ... Columbia Chronicle

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JFK's other civil rights effort: protecting the rights of people with intellectual disabilities - Brandeis University



JFK's other civil rights effort: protecting the rights of people with intellectual disabilities 
Brandeis University
Less well-known is Kennedy's contribution to the civil rights of people with intellectual disabilities. The last piece of legislation he signed before his assassination gave the federal government a role in protecting the welfare and civil rights of ...

 


Bingo to benefit service dog for young man - The Star Democrat



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Bingo to benefit service dog for young man 
The Star Democrat
?We want to remember that an individual who has a service dog is likely facing some stigma from their disability and in the case of a mental illness, being in public, loud crowds, or other such environments can be overwhelming, even without the added ...