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The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma – The New Yorker

In this piece, Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz reveals his struggles with childhood trauma and sexual violence. Read more.
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As Mental Health Calls Increase, UCF Police Train to Temper Their Response – The Orlando Sentinel

The University of Central Florida's (UCF) Police have begun training for mental health crisis intervention. Read more.
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Severe Bullying in Childhood May Hike Teen Mental Health Risk – PsychCentral

A new study has found that children who were severally bullied are at a higher risk of mental health issues during adolescence. Read more.
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The Teenage Brain: Child Mind Institute Issues New Report on Teenage Mental Health – Markets Insider

This week, the Child Mind Institute released its 2017 Children's Mental Health Report, which includes analysis of why adolescent brain development creates a high-risk period of impulsive behaviors and the onset of mental health and substance…
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September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Veterans in crisis - Confidential Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, #1. Veterans Crisis Line provides 24/7 confidential chat online assistance. Text 838255 for 24/7 confidential assistance. If you…
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Adam Hall Tried to Kill Himself in Prison. And Got Six More Years – The Village Voice

This articles narrates the incarceration of Adam Hall, a man who has suffered from severe mental illness his whole life—going in and out of psychiatric facilities since childhood. In 2006,  Hall was sentenced to prison for three years; however,…
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Does the Death Penalty Target People who are Mentally Ill? – The Washington Post

This week, The Washington Post published Dr. Frank R. Baumgartner and Betsy Neill's analysis on the use of the capital punishment on people with mental illness.  While the majority of Americas oppose the execution of people with mental illness,…