Children of Darkness
Children of Darkness is an Oscar nominated 1983 documentary film produced and written by Richard Kotuk and Ara Chekmayan. It explored the topic of juvenile p...
Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness -- from the inside
http://www.ted.com "Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal scholar, in 20...
Linda: A Documentary on Mental Illness Part 1
www.toddjdanforth.com @todddanforth on twitter! Part 1 A short documentary on Linda, my aunt, who suffers from severe anxiety and depression. This is my firs...
How to Tell if Someone is Faking Mental Illness | Malingering / Factitious Disorder
Faking or exaggerating mental illness is very serious and an actual disorder. Typically, an underlying personality disorder is at play. Usually the Cluster B...
Understanding Mental Illness, Episode 1: What is Mental Illness?
This is the first in a series of programs produced to encourage a better understanding of mental illness. Often using schizophrenia as an example, this progr...
Bellevue Inside Out
Get unprecedented full access to New York City's Bellevue Hospital, the country's most renowned psychiatric emergency center that treats as many as 7000 indi...
Ruby Wax: What's so funny about mental illness?
Diseases of the body garner sympathy, says comedian Ruby Wax -- except those of the brain. Why is that? With dazzling energy and humor, Wax, diagnosed a deca...
My story: Suicide and Mental Illness
I'm sorry for the terrible transitions in this video but it was extremely hard to continue with my story at times. Suicide and mental illness is an incredibl...
Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness
Today, thanks to better early detection, there are 63% fewer deaths from heart disease than there were just a few decades ago. Thomas Insel, Director of the ...
Mental Disorders, Illness, Health: Psychiatric Hospitals in 1950s America
Psychiatric hospitals, also known as mental hospitals, are hospitals specializing in the treatment of serious mental disorders. Psychiatric hospitals vary wi...
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:11:15 -0700
In his recent opinion piece, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart hit the nail on the head: By not adequately funding community-based mental health treatments and other parts of the continuum of care for people with mental illness, as well as affordable ...
New York Times (blog)
New York Times (blog)
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:01:42 -0700
That experience led her to create the Broken Light Collective, an online gallery intended to provide a supportive environment for photographers affected by mental illness. The site now has contributors from 150 countries, struggling with disorders like ...
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:28:03 -0700
A U.S. Department of Justice report in January found that Oregon lags far behind where it needs to be in providing community treatment to people with serious mental illness, while it continues to support more costly restrictive inpatient settings.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:16:49 -0700
The BOP's disclosure comes as government officials have raised questions about the costs of confining such large populations, while advocates for the mentally ill argue that prisons and jails have become the new repository for people with mental illness.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:45:53 -0700
Ted Stanley is giving $650 million to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The money will fund efforts to find and treat the genetic underpinnings of mental illness. From member station WBUR in Boston, Curt Nickisch reports Stanley's gift was ...
Los Angeles Times
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:33:45 -0700
Uncovering the genetic contributions to mental illness, therefore, will be a far more difficult task. To glean patterns from large-population studies, researchers will need newly available techniques to analyze whole genomes and to process massive ...
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:59:23 -0700
In addition, many people with mental illness are heavy smokers, have chaotic lifestyles, take little exercise and have poor diets and it is hardly surprising that they die, on average, 15 to 20 years earlier than the general population. Gaps between ...
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:22:30 -0700
“An estimated 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental health issue during their lifetime, and 1 in 20 will develop a serious mental illness,” said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner for the Texas Department of State Health Services, in a prepared statement.
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