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Ex-legislator: SD has handled mental illness problem 'with abject neglect' - Rapid City Journal



Rapid City Journal
 
Ex-legislator: SD has handled mental illness problem 'with abject neglect' 
Rapid City Journal
Raised in Pierre, Scovel's neighbor had a son who suffered from a profound mental disability. Embarrassed and overwhelmed, the neighbor sent the boy to Northeastern Mental Health Center in Redfield. Abandoned by his family, Scovel and his mother would ...

 


'I Can Give Them Hope Because I've Been Through It' ? Bill Shaner Navigates Emergency Room Patients With Mental ... - CBS Sacramento



CBS Sacramento
 
'I Can Give Them Hope Because I've Been Through It' ? Bill Shaner Navigates Emergency Room Patients With Mental ... 
CBS Sacramento
Bill Shaner walks these halls, helping the homeless with mental health issues. It's a job he says he loves and understands because he's lived it. ?I decided I didn't have a disability anymore, I had an ability and that ability would be working with ...

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What Can Be Done For People Suffering With Mental Illness? - Forbes - Forbes



What Can Be Done For People Suffering With Mental Illness? - Forbes 
Forbes
What should be done for the over 20% of the population who suffer from one or more mental illnesses? This question was originally answered on Quora by ...

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Mass Shootings and Mental Illness: Almost Everything You've Been Told Is Wrong - Newsweek



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Mass Shootings and Mental Illness: Almost Everything You've Been Told Is Wrong 
Newsweek
More fuel for the raging debate over gun violence and mental illness emerged with this week's news that Devin P. Kelley, who recently shot up a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, had escaped from a civilian behavioral health facility in El Paso, New ...

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Mental Illness Is a Global Crisis - The Nation.



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Mental Illness Is a Global Crisis 
The Nation.
In Ghana today, treating mental illness means chaining people indoors, where they are shunned and rendered pariahs by their communities. Misunderstood or misdiagnosed, youth and adults are denied opportunities to live independently, work, or attend ...

 


In wake of veteran's death, senator calls for investigation into state-licensed mental health facilities - Omaha World-Herald



Omaha World-Herald
 
In wake of veteran's death, senator calls for investigation into state-licensed mental health facilities 
Omaha World-Herald
She wants the committee to look at the situation at the Palmer facility, as well as at why Nebraska continues to rely on assisted living facilities and mental health centers that ?segregate, congregate and, unfortunately, warehouse people with mental ...

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Berget's mental status for death sentence still in question - Sioux Falls Argus Leader



Sioux Falls Argus Leader
 
Berget's mental status for death sentence still in question 
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
A mental health expert's review didn't reach the "necessary sufficiency to say (Berget had) an intellectual disability," but that there was "a potential (for him to have one)," Jackley said. The state brought on their own expert to evaluate Berget ...
Evidentiary Hearing Set For Rodney Berget Murder Case KDLT News

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Letter: Dear leaders, as you try to nix the ACA, imagine being disabled - Salt Lake Tribune



Salt Lake Tribune
 
Letter: Dear leaders, as you try to nix the ACA, imagine being disabled 
Salt Lake Tribune
... all you want to do is take away the Affordable Care Act. I would like to make a challenge to you and Congress, to spend two days in a manual wheelchair, or a walker, or being blind folded, or with a mental disability and don't use the accessible ...

 


An opportunity for Texas on intellectual disability - TribTalk



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An opportunity for Texas on intellectual disability 
TribTalk
Many families have loved ones with intellectual disabilities. Our family members and neighbors with intellectual disabilities ? like everyone else ? are able to do some things on their own, but need help doing other things. The fans at Texas Special ...

 


New mental health services could be in offing - Quad City Times



New mental health services could be in offing 
Quad City Times
Mental health regions across the state and their member counties are being forced to reduce big fund balances. The Eastern Iowa region's balance, including excess mental health funds among the counties, is at about 175 percent of the region's annual ...

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