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New York City to pay $5.75 million to settle death of mentally ill inmate at Rikers Island

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

New York City on Tuesday agreed to pay $5.75 million to the mother of a mentally ill black man who died in 2013 after he was found in his cell naked and covered in feces at Rikers Island, court records show. Bradley Ballard, 39, was locked in his cell at the problem-plagued New York City jail...

Anxious Heart -- Day To Day With Anxiety

My first piece I wrote for this site was about mental illness within minority communities. I spoke a little on my own personal experiences, but since then have decided there is so much more to share. The not so "fun" raw details of what...Show More Summary

The Men Who Fetishize Mentally Ill Women

8 hours agoNews : Vice News

What do you do when you find yourself trapped with a partner who thinks your illness is the hottest thing about you?

National Voter Registration Day: Care About Your Community? Register to Vote!

My current work as a forensic coordinator for a hospital in Baltimore brings me into daily contact with people who are in the court system. Every day I run mental assessments to help the court decide whether mental illness is responsible for a person’s visit to the local courthouse. Show More Summary

Court upholds death penalty for mentally ill man in murder case

International rights group says Pakistan's Supreme Court has overturned appeal for Imdad Ali's life

Let's Call Mental Health Stigma What It Really Is: Discrimination

It’s no secret that there’s a veil of shame surrounding mental illness. Nearly one in five American adults will experience a mental health disorder in a given year. Yet only 25 percent of people with a psychological condition feel that others are understanding or compassionate about their illness, according to the U.S. Show More Summary

What a Facebook post says about an angry America

Back in 1981 on the 69th of Ronald Reagan’s 2,922 days as president, he walked by a mentally ill 26-year-old with a movie fantasy playing in his head and a … Click to Continue »

Ten Tips for Writing Through Family Stress

Please welcome Barbara Claypole White as our guest today. A Brit living in North Carolina, Barbara Claypole White writes hopeful family drama with a healthy dose of mental illness. Her debut novel, The Unfinished Garden, won the 2013 Golden Quill Contest for Best First Book, and The In-Between Hour was chosen by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) […]

Bruce Springsteen Picks His Top Five Springsteen Songs and It Looks Like You and Bruce Have a Lot in Common

In a truly epic, long interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Bruce Springsteen ruminates on everything from his late father’s mental illness, to his childhood obsession with Elvis, to a somewhat horrifying story in which an elderly priest roughs up lil' Bruce mid-mass. Besides the penetrating look into ... More »

The Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression

In Georgia one in five adults suffer from some kind of mental illness, and the rate is higher in adults over age 60. “When people get older, they fall off the map in terms of mental health services,” says Dr. William McDonald, a geriatric psychiatrist who heads the Fuqua Center.

Director Of New Homelessness Department Keeps It 100 On Reddit AMA

He also revealed the percentage of homeless people in San Francisco that have mental illness or substance abuse problems. [ more › ]

Can Psychiatry Turn Itself around?

The public is deeply skeptical about the profession—but given the problems of addiction, depression and other forms of mental illness, we need it more than ever -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

When Second Amendment Rights Need Defending

A federal appeals court handed down a major ruling last week packed with progressive ideas about the constitutional rights of those disabled by mental illness. But liberals didn’t cheer the decision or tout it as a landmark affirmation of liberty and minority rights. Show More Summary

Dutch Doctors are Euthanizing Mentally Ill Patients and People With Depression

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO), an international non-governmental organization working to secure human rights for all human beings, has submitted a written contribution to the Human Rights Council’s upcoming review of the Netherlands. Show More Summary

WATCH: Sacramento cops kill mentally ill black man with 14 shots for ‘gesturing’ at them

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The family of a mentally ill black man seeks justice after Sacramento police finally showed them video of officers gunning down 50-year-old Joseph Mann during a foot chase in July. Mann’s family has been asking to see video evidence of the shooting captured by a surveillance cameras, and now...

Records: Police seize 27 guns from mentally ill man

5 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Police were concerned about possible terrorist activity when they found weapons stockpile.        

Tragic Suicide Of Chinese Star Sheds Lights On Country's Mental Health Stigma

Since Qiao’s death last Friday night, Chinese social media has seen an outpouring of emotion from fans of the young star, who are discussing not just the tragedy of his death, but also the broader tragedy of mental illness and depressive disorders remaining largely out of sight in modern China.

Mental illness, incarceration and death

Terrill Thomas’ death from dehydration has been ruled a homicide. It’s hard to imagine how the coroner could have reached any other conclusion, even in a country where drapetomania excited delirium is an accepted cause of death: This is the second such death caused by guards shutting off an inmate’s water at this jail. Fellow […]

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