Mental Illness

Connections: Dr. Elizabeth Ford on mental health in the criminal justice system

Dr. Elizabeth Ford is the author of “Sometimes Amazing Things Happen.” It’s a book about stories from a prison, where she worked to understand the lives...
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Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:22am
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Connections: How to help children who struggle with suicidal thoughts

New research shows the number of children and teens visiting emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts and attempts to take their own lives has doubled...
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Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:02pm
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Connections: Discussing "Bird Box," and how mental illness is depicted in the media

The new film “Bird Box” has generated a lot of buzz. Some of that buzz comes from advocates for mental health awareness, who say the film perpetuates...
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Thu, 01/10/2019 - 3:19pm
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WATCH: Mental health disparites for people of color

https://youtu.be/4vW4YCcI5ZU Most racial and ethnic minority groups have similar - or in some cases, fewer - mental health disorders than their white...
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Mon, 08/06/2018 - 12:35pm
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Connections: Discussing suicide prevention and loss

The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have sparked concern among mental health advocates, who note that celebrity suicides can have a...
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Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:03am
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Connections: Discussing the Reel Mind Theatre and Film Series

The Reel Mind Theatre and Film Series is underway. It features films and performances that address the stigma attached to mental illness and behavior...
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Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:38pm
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Connections: Mental health education in schools

New York will become the first state to require mental health education in all grades. Currently, health classes in most schools teach students about...
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Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:42am
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Connections: The difficulty of hiding - and speaking out about - mental health issues

Two of the best players in the NBA recently went public about their struggles with mental health. Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers wrote a piece...
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Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:31am
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WATCH: Destigmatizing mental illness through art

https://youtu.be/SnTYz-MdvY4 At first glance they appear to be intimate, one-of-a-kind watercolor portraits. But when you read between the lines you see...
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Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:04am
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Connections: Discussing antidepressants and approaches to treating depression

The British writer Johann Hari has just released a new book about how to treat depression. It's a book that makes a case for a much different approach -...
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Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:32am
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