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Schizophrenia and Marijuana: Trigger or Treatment?

By Shawna Seed Schizophrenia, a rare but serious mental illness, impairs the way you think, make decisions, and handle emotions. There’s no single cause of the condition -- it’s a complicated disease that involves many factors.…
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Florida’s Mental-Health Epidemic Reaches Crisis Point

By National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) An epidemic is spreading in Florida. At its worst, mental illness asserts itself in paranoia and delusions that can explode into violence, which happened last month when a lawyer shot three…
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One Year In: COVID-19 and Mental Health

By Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D. Director for NIMH It has been just over a year now since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic struck the United States full force. A year of hunkering down and Zooming in, teleworking and telepsychiatry, economic…
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Study: Prisoners with mental illness much more likely to be placed in solitary confinement

Article posted by Crime and Justice Research Alliance Past studies on whether incarcerated people with mental illness are more likely to be placed in solitary confinement have yielded mixed results. A new study examined the issue in one…
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Prevalence Rates of Acute Stress Disorder Symptomatology and Association to Juvenile Crime Involvement

Prevalence-Rates-of-Acute-Stress-Disorder-Symptomatology-and-Association-to-Juvenile-Crime-InvolvementDownload Little is known about the relationship between acute stress disorder and criminal behavior among youth. This studyexamined…
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Association of Childhood Trauma Exposure with Adult Psychiatric Disorders and Functional Outcomes

Association-of-Childhood-Trauma-Exposure-With-Adult-Psychiatric-Disorders-and-Functional-OutcomesDownload In this cohort study, cumulative childhood trauma was associated with higher rates of adult psychiatric disorders and poorer functional…
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NAMI's Tips for Getting an Insurer to Cover Mental Health Treatment

Dealing with your insurance company to get mental health treatment covered can be confusing and complicated. I work at a law firm that represents people with mental health conditions when their health plans refuse to pay for treatment.…
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As COVID-19 Spreads In Prisons, Lockdowns Spark Fear Of More Solitary Confinement

Prisons across the country have placed prisoners on lockdown — they're kept in their cells mostly around-the-clock — as a way to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Now prison reformers are worried that the response has increased the…
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Inside Innocence: Mental Health and Wellness - June 12 at 11 AM

Join the Innocence Project of Florida for a morning chat with friend and client Dean McKee and his wife, Danie McKee, as we dive into stress management, mental health, and finding a balance amid the chaos in order to be our best selves. IPF…
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UCF Trauma Clinic Offers Virtual Series on Handling Stress

UCF RESTORES — a trauma clinic best known for helping veterans and first responders overcome PTSD — is offering an ongoing Facebook Live series starting Monday to help the public handle the stress of the current COVID-19 pandemic. “This…