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ADVOCACY/AWARENESS

 

Strict mental hygiene policies hurt West Virginians, officials say

Charleston Daily Mail

 

Sacramento County aims mental health effort at hard-to-reach groups

Sacramento Bee

 

Close relationships improve mental, physical health

Iowa State Daily (Iowa State University)

 

Natural recoverers kick addiction without help

Harvard Health Publications

 

Workaholism: Maybe not such a bad thing

Los Angeles Times

 

Antidepressants and placebos: On a bicycle built for two

Washington Times

 

Whitney Houston's Death: Hallmarks of a Battle Against Addiction and Overdose

TIME

 

Blame It On The Fame Game?

Huffington Post

 

After Irene, dark clouds remain

Albany Times Union

 

YOUTH

 

'You don't want to hurt anymore'

Jackson Clarion Ledger

 

High-Needs Kids and Juvenile Justice Reforms

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

 

Small Children, Big Drugs: Are Kids Overmedicated?

RTV 6 (Indianapolis, IN)

 

Homeless high school student hopes to use his experience to help others

Bangor Daily News

 

Despite Reform, Violence Rises Among Youths at Juvenile Lockups

Texas Tribune

 

An ADHD controversy in the mental health community

Washington Post

 

MILITARY/VETERANS

 

VA sees spike in homeless veterans with families

The Day (New London, CT)

 

Marine's suicide was only the start of family's struggle

St. Paul Pioneer Press

 

Nashville shelter prepares for rise in returning vets

The Tennessean

 

The Science and Politics of PTSD

Psychiatric Times

 

LEGAL/CORRECTIONS

 

Sheriff closes jail to violent mentally ill

Akron Beacon Journal

 

Program teaches inmates one of hardest lessons

Lancaster New Era

 

Overcrowded jail a real 'powder keg'

Boston Herald

 

Georgia Considers Reforms to Reduce Prison Population, Costs

Atlanta Progressive News

 

POLICY/FUNDING

 

Bills this week likely will differ on mental health funding

Des Moines Register

 

Medicaid waiver part of switch to managed care

Wilkes Journal-Patriot

 

Feds reject Florida plan to charge Medicaid recipients

South Florida Business Journal

 

HOMELESSNESS

 

Closing of downtown shelter could put more homeless on the streets

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Volunteers identify medically vulnerable homeless to find housing for those in need

The Daily Tar Heel (University of North Carolina)

 

SCIENCE/RESEARCH

 

Self-compassion key after breakup, study says

Arizona Daily Star

 

Girls able to rewire brain to prevent depression, study finds

Stanford Daily (Stanford University)

 

Concerns Over Kids' Shut-Eye an Age-Old Problem

HealthDay

 

No Age Limit for Online Dating, But Different Values

PsychCentral

 

Numerical Literacy May Aid Decision-Making

PsychCentral

 

Is 9 Hours of Sleep Too Much for Teens?

PsychCentral

 

Natural Disasters Influence Mental Mistakes

PsychCentral

 

Seniors Show Greater Life Satisfaction Than Young People, Study Suggests

Science Daily

 

Dog Therapy in Waiting Rooms Calms and Eases Pain

Medscape

 

NIMH to Investigate Fish Oil for Psychosis

Medscape

 

More Evidence Links Low Vitamin D to Depression

Medscape

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Aids Long-Term Pain Management

Medscape

 

T. gondii infection linked to bipolar I disorder risk

MedWire News

 

Empathy deficits linked to reduced functioning in schizophrenia patients

MedWire News

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