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Report advocates improved police training

A new report identifies ways to improve the mental health training and education that police personnel receive. "The most important part of the report and what comes after is making sure people living with mental illness are involved in the delivery of training," says one expert.

Funeral today for Ezell Ford, mentally ill man killed by L.A. police

Funeral services are scheduled Saturday for Ezell Ford, a mentally ill man shot to death during a confrontation with Los Angeles police earlier this month.

Federal Judge Approves California Plan to Reduce Isolation of Mentally Ill Inmates

9 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The state, adhering to a court order, is proposing to stop keeping most mentally ill prisoners in their windowless cells for 23 hours a day.

California mentally ill inmates get special units

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.

Plane stowaway arrested in Phoenix says she's ill

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket in California and arrested at a Phoenix airport earlier this week said Thursday that she suffers from an unrecognized mental illness.

LAPD names officers who fatally shot mentally ill man in South L.A.

More than two weeks after the police shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles, LAPD officials released Thursday the names of two officers involved in the deadly shooting.

The War on Grief

The DSM-5, the most recent version of psychiatry's diagnostic bible, makes it possible to classify grieving that endures beyond a rather brief span of time as a mental illness. This pathologizing of grief has ancient roots extendingShow More Summary

The Hall of Shame -- Who Is Failing the Severely Ill?

This is the fourth in a series of blogs devoted to our society's shameful neglect of people with severe mental illness. 'Stigmatizing and Shunning The Mentally Ill' described the lack of treatment and housing that has led to their massive...Show More Summary

Attention, Hollywood: This Is How We Really Should Be Talking About Mental Illness

Hollywood personalities and media professionals have a way of adding joy to our lives, and for their services, we reward them with adoration (and outsized paychecks). But with that celebrity comes a certain burden of responsibility to...Show More Summary

6 Ways To Have A Better Conversation About Mental Illness

How we can learn from Henry Rollins' mistakes. The post 6 Ways To Have A Better Conversation About Mental Illness appeared first on The Good Men Project.

6 Ways to Have a Better Conversation About Mental Illness

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

There has been plenty of rhetoric about suicide being a “choice,” the implication being that it’s the wrong choice. Read more

Brain networks 'hyper-connected' in young adults who had depression

Depression may be better predicted and understood now that University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have discovered that young adults who previously experienced the mental illness have hyper-connected emotional and cognitive networks in the brain. read more

Catelynn Lowell’s Shocking Mental Illness Confession

Several of the young women featured on Teen Mom have battled mental illness and addiction, and Catelynn Lowell is certainly no exception. The reality star has grown increasingly comfortable with sharing the details from her struggle, especially in the aftermath of Robin Williams’ tragic suicide. Facebook fans regard Catelynn Lowell as a very inspiring figure, especially […]

Film Review: Frank (Dir. Lenny Abrahamson)

Frank Dir. Lenny Abrahamson [Magnolia Pictures; 2014] by Alan Zilberman Rating: From Vincent Van Gogh onward to Robin Williams, there is a fallacy in culture that all geniuses must suffer. Whether through addiction or mental illness, legions of fans think their favorite artist is great specifically because of the problems that befall him or her. Show More Summary

New ‘The Scribbler’ Imagery Battles For Supremacy

XLrator Media shared with us a few new stills from their sci-fi action-thriller The Scribbler, which is set to open September 19. “The Scribbler follows Suki (Katie Cassidy), a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using “The Siamese Burn,” an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being “cured,” […]

Aunt Who Witnessed Fatal Police Shooting in Kansas Recounts What Led to Death of Mentally Ill Teen

In Kansas, Ottawa police shot and killed Joseph Jennings, an 18-year-old who was mentally ill, on August 23. At least two officers on the scene were well aware that he suffered from seizures and had responded to a call one day ago to take him to the hospital to pump his stomach after he tried to overdose on drugs and kill himself. Show More Summary

Martin Scorsese & HBO May Help Shutter Island Join The Ranks Of Movies Getting Their Own Show - It's like True Detective, but with more women water!

4 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

Deadline is reporting that HBO and Paramount are joining forces to bring Scorsese's 2010 thriller to the small screen in a series that focuses on the history of the hospital and treatments for the mentally ill in the 1950s. I know, I know: but will it have a laugh track?

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