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Month: July 2015

Obama Unveils Sweeping Plan to Battle Gun Violence

By webmaster / July 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

Invoking the painful memory of the schoolchildren killed in Newtown, Conn., a month ago, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced the most ambitious gun-control drive in generations. Proposals include universal … Read more

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Successful and Schizophrenic

By webmaster / July 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. My prognosis was “grave”: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married. My home … Read more

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Understanding New Rules That Widen Mental Health Coverage

By webmaster / July 23, 2015 / Comments Off on Understanding New Rules That Widen Mental Health Coverage

Long-awaited improvements in insurance coverage for mental conditions and addictions became more widely available in 2014 as a result of two major steps from the Federal government. The president’s signature Affordable Care Act … Read more

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New Funds Jump-Start Mental Illness Research

By webmaster / July 23, 2015 / Comments Off on New Funds Jump-Start Mental Illness Research

  What will happen in the field of serious mental illness when human need, scientific progress and a major influx of funding converge? Scientists on Tuesday predicted that the world … Read more

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‘Bleak Picture’ for Mentally Ill: 80% Are Jobless

By webmaster / July 23, 2015 / Comments Off on ‘Bleak Picture’ for Mentally Ill: 80% Are Jobless

Eighty percent of people with mental illness are unemployed, a statistic that says more about the lack of support for this group of people than it does about the economy, … Read more

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