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Psychologist: WDBJ TV killer was 'troubled'

Clinical psychologist Stanton Samenow shares his thoughts on whether the man who killed a reporter and cameraman in Virginia was mentally ill.

What's Happening When We Hear the Voice in Our Head?

12 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The answer says a lot about language, mental illness, and ourselves

CNN Commentator: I Believe The WDBJ Assassin

She says he was mentally ill, and he says he was victimized -- so she has no reason to doubt him. Witness: a horrible person goes to bat for #WDBJ killer; no reason not to think he was unjustified in...

Police Must Stop Killing Mentally Ill People and Send Them to Treatment Instead

"More than half of all suspects shot and killed by police were suffering from mental illness." “We see it every day, in the news and in the media, confrontations between people with mental illness and authorities,” the narrator begins as a crying woman is seen strapped to a gurney in a jail surrounded by a half-dozen police. Show More Summary

No, Donald Trump, The Problem Isn't Mental Illness

18 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Fear not, everyone. Donald Trump is here to solve our country's issue with mass shootings -- and his solution lies in further stigmatizing the mentally ill. The entertainer presidential candidate told CNN on Thursday that the problem...Show More Summary

Nasal spray device for mental illness

Researchers have tested a new device for delivering hormone treatments for mental illness through the nose. This method was found to deliver medicine to the brain with few side effects.

Colorado movie gunman sentenced to 12 lifetimes and 3,318 years

Condemning movie massacre gunman James Holmes to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a Batman film, a Colorado judge said on Wednesday that evil and mental illness are not mutually exclusive. Show More Summary

Who's the "Mentally Ill, Homeless Man" Down the Street?

Think of a man, maybe one you recently saw, who has mental illness and lacks a home. Picture him walking down the street, trying to escape the voices in his head. Immediately, a group passes him, calling him crazy and stinky, while laughing hysterically. Show More Summary

De-Stigmatizing Mental Health

Why are we so uncomfortable when it comes to mental health and illness? We're so uncomfortable, we like to isolate ourselves from the subject. We go so far as to siphon off "mental health" from other health issues by creating a separate category for it rather than capturing it under the "health" umbrella. Show More Summary

If Mental Illnesses Were Monsters, This Is What They'd Look Like

Mental illness is an intangible thing that can be all but impenetrable to those who don't experience it. That's why the U.K.-based artist Toby Allen decided to draw different mental illnesses as monsters, as a way of helping himselfShow More Summary

Trail 'em, Nail 'em, Jail 'em: How We Treat Mental Illness

A young man suffering from mental illness is screaming incoherently at a fast-food restaurant and someone calls 911. When the police arrive, the man has not harmed anyone, is not armed, and is standing up talking to himself. The police bark commands at him that he does not understand. Show More Summary

2015 Tesla Model S P85D Review

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Insane. It’s a word that shouldn’t necessarily be associated with cars. It means something is “in a state of mind which prevents normal perception, behaviour, or social interaction; seriously mentally ill”. If cars had minds – we can’t confirm or deny that they don’t! – all of that would ring true for the 2015 Tesla […]

Theater Shooter Is Remorseful, According To His Mom

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The mother of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes gave an impromptu public apology Tuesday, telling a judge during his sentencing hearing that her son feels remorse but his mental illness and medications made...Show More Summary

Family Releases Video Of Mentally-Ill Man Shot And Killed By Deputies

The family of a 31-year-old mentally ill man who was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies has released a video of the incident. [ more › ]

Dispute arises over use of state money for county diversion program

An internal tussle has developed that could complicate Los Angeles County's ambitious plan to send more mentally ill criminal defendants into treatment programs rather than jail cells.

Mental Illness And Eating Disorders Are Among Biggest Issues For Young Girls

Self-harming and depression are also concerns according to a survey carried out by Girlguiding UK.

Officer Who Killed Mentally Ill Man Was Wearing Body Camera But Hadn't Turned It On

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Officials have admitted that the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police officer who last week fatally shot a man having a "mental episode" was equipped with a body camera, but neglected to turn it on prior to the encounter. The episode highlights a key concern about the ability of cameras to promote greater transparency in policing. Show More Summary

After Gruesome Beheading, Arizona Officials Are Rethinking the Way the Mentally Ill are Treated

It was a shocking case that left people feeling sick, but some Arizona officials say it could have been prevented. ast month, a man suffering from severe mental illness killed and decapitated his wife in a quiet central Phoenix neighborhood. The case was shocking to residents and the state of Arizona at large, but Maricopa County Attorney Bill […]

The Myths And Realities Of OCD Sufferers

Obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a serious mental illness that is often misunderstood by mental health professionals and the... The post The Myths And Realities Of OCD Sufferers appeared first on Lifehack.

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