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When a Prisoner Returns Home With a Brain Injury, Freedom Isn’t So Free

Chuck Coma tried to lie still in his hospital bed. But there was a spasm in his chest, like something inside was fighting to get out. "It says here you had an injury in 2016, and you've been jerking since then. Are there any triggers?" the…
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NAMI and Partners Release New Report on Inadequate Health Plans – National Alliance of Mental Illness

People with mental illness shouldn’t have to worry about sky-high insurance premiums or being denied health care coverage because of a pre-existing mental health condition. Fortunately, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) currently requires health…
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Stressed, Struggling, and Suicidal: America’s Farmers Are Begging for Mental Health Services – Mother Jones

Three dozen rural and farming organizations asked Congress to reauthorize the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN), which provides mental health services to farmers and their families. Read more.   Photo by Xavi Mol…
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Severe Shortage of Psychiatrists Exacerbated by Lack of Federal Funding – NPR

Some critics argue that the shortage of psychiatrists in the U.S. is in part due to a lack of federal funding. Read more.