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Somali Migrant's Death Sparks Debate On Police Violence And Race In Canada

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The death of a mentally ill black man following his arrest by police in Canada ’s capital has sparked calls for a probe into whether race was a factor in the incident as advocacy groups voiced concerns over policeShow More Summary

Where Comedy Meets Mental Illness

Maria Bamford's new meta-comedy shatters every expectation of what it means to be a woman - here's how. The post Where Comedy Meets Mental Illness appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Death of black man in Canada after arrest sparks race debate

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The death of a mentally ill black man following his arrest by police in Canada's capital has sparked calls for investigators to look into whether race was a factor in the incident as advocacy groups voice concerns over police violence against minorities.

Judges Balk at Mental Health Reporting to Gun Registry in New Hampshire

New Hampshire's court system is refusing to comply with a request from the state's attorney general to report those with mental illnesses to the federal gun background check system.

Being Transgender Is Not a Mental Disorder

It’s a bit embarrassing to remember that it was less than half a century ago that being gay was listed as a mental illness by the American Psychiatric Association. The organization declassified homosexuality as a mental illness in 1973, thanks in large part to the efforts of Alfred Kinsey, famed researcher of human sexuality. Show More Summary

Latest French Killer turns out to have history of mental illness

The Guardian, quoting the reputable French newspaper 'Le Monde' (not to my surprise) revealed today that Adel Kermiche, one of the killers of Father Jacques Hamel at St-Etienne de-Rouvray, had severe mental health problems. We may find out if this...

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Individuals living in supportive housing often have long histories of instability - some were without a place to live for years - and face a multitude of other challenges like a serious mental illness, substance use disorder and chronic health conditions. Show More Summary

Being Transgender Is Not a Mental Disorder: Study

yesterdayHealth : Healthland

In the last couple of decades, many medical institutions have moved away from the view that being transgender is the result of mental illness, as they previously did with homosexuality. Still, stigma persists, and some of the most influential medical bibles, including the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD), continue to categorize a transgender diagnosis…

Demi Lovato Reminds Us The Election Stakes Are High For Americans With Mental Illness

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Demi Lovato brought the house down Monday night at the 2016 Democratic National Convention with her performance of “Confident.” But Lovato’s true shining moment came before she sang, in her frank and open discussion of mental health. “Like...Show More Summary

Demi Lovato talks honestly about mental illness at Monday's Democratic National Convention.

2 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Singer Demi Lovato took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Monday to give a speech about living with mental illness. Lovato, who has suffered from bipolar disorder as well as eating disorders and substance abuse, spoke candidly about her personal experiences and the need for politicians to do more for those suffering. Show More Summary

Watch Demi Lovato’s DNC Speech on Mental Illness: ‘We Can Do Better’

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

At last night’s DNC, Demi Lovato delivered a moving speech about mental illness. Before endorsing Hillary Clinton, Lovato said: Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness. But I’m lucky. I had the resources and support to get treatment at a top facility. Unfortunately too many Americans from all walks of life don’t get help, either […]

Demi Lovato Talks Mental Illness at DNC, Stands with Her

On Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, Sarah Silverman told off a handful of Bernie Sanders. Michelle Obama talked about how we need to elect a President who will help do the most important job of all, raise our children. And...Show More Summary

Japan Care Facility Knife Attacker Has History of Mental Treatment

The man behind the deadly knife attack at a facility for disabled people in Japan, Satoshi Uematsu, was in treatment in a hospital for the mentally ill earlier this year after expressing intention to kill people with disabilities, local media reported Tuesday.

His Mother Loves Him

A poem on the stigma's of mental illness in India. The post His Mother Loves Him appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Demi Lovato rocks DNC Convention; warns ‘untreated mental illnes can lead to devastating consequences’

Before r-o-c-k-i-n-g the Democratic National Convention with a rendition of the song “Confident, musical artist Demi Lovato gave an earnest plea regarding mental illness to the political partisans in the crowd at the beginning of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Show More Summary

Mollie Lowery dies at 70; served as a friend of and advocate for people living on L.A.'s sidewalks

Mollie Lowery, a pioneer in efforts to help people suffering from poverty, addiction and mental illness move out of tents and cardboard boxes on Los Angeles’ sidewalks and into supportive housing, died at her home in Highland Park early Monday. She was 70.  Lowery was a fierce advocate for and...

Demi Lovato Spoke at the DNC About Her Struggle With Mental Illness

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Demi Lovato isn't the only celebrity who has signed on to speak or perform at the Democratic National Convention. But she was the first pop star to perform on the first night of the convention in Philadelphia. And once on stage, Lovato took a moment to speak about an issue ... More »

Demi Lovato Broke Out In Song At The DNC And Totally Killed It

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Actress and singer Demi Lovato kicked off the first night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention on Monday, speaking about mental illness and breaking into an amazing performance. Lovato, 23, began her speech by opening up aboutShow More Summary

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