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Landmark Mental Health Reform Legislation Passes Senate: Headed To The President's Desk - Bay Area Indymedia - Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 20:44

Landmark Mental Health Reform Legislation Passes Senate: Headed To The President's Desk
Bay Area Indymedia
Dozens of family advocates from across the country traveled to Washington D.C. to witness the momentous and historic Senate vote in support of H.R. 2646 "The Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act" - a bill that was projected to have a 1% chance ...

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Mahoning County officials form coalition to address hoarding behaviors - Youngstown Vindicator - Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 06:07

Mahoning County officials form coalition to address hoarding behaviors
Youngstown Vindicator
The American Psychiatric Association estimates up to 5 percent of the world's population displays hoarding symptoms. Hoarders collect too many things, have trouble organizing them and are reluctant to discard them, especially items that appear useless ...

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Hoarding coalition formed - Youngstown Vindicator - Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 05:29

Hoarding coalition formed
Youngstown Vindicator
The American Psychiatric Association estimates up to 5 percent of the world's population displays hoarding symptoms. Hoarders collect too many things, have trouble organizing them and are reluctant to discard them, especially items that appear useless ...

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“Flawed individuals will victimize you”: A top FBI profiler's lessons on extreme narcissists like Trump - Salon - Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 17:00

Salon

“Flawed individuals will victimize you”: A top FBI profiler's lessons on extreme narcissists like Trump
Salon
A bunch of psychiatrists responding to a survey offered harsh diagnoses of Barry Goldwater, which ultimately led the American Psychiatric Association to issue a rule that “it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or ...

Kanye West case shows complexity of minorities' mental-health needs - Massillon Independent - Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:08

Kanye West case shows complexity of minorities' mental-health needs
Massillon Independent
Only 3.7 percent of American Psychiatric Association members are black. Less than 2 percent of the American Psychological Association is black. "If I hadn't pursued a mental health degree on my own, no one would have ever said it to me," Huston said.

Kanye West case shows complexity of minorities' mental-health needs - Canton Repository - Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:08

Canton Repository

Kanye West case shows complexity of minorities' mental-health needs
Canton Repository
CANTON The news of music star Kanye West's recent hospitalization for a mental illness shocked his millions of fans. But two local mental health professionals said they aren't entirely surprised because of the barriers - historical and otherwise - that ...

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Congress Approves 21st Century Cures Act - Migraine.com - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 19:21

Congress Approves 21st Century Cures Act
Migraine.com
Many organizations have joined the bandwagon in supporting the bill, including the American Psychiatric Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Gastroenterological Association, American Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation, and ...

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Navigators hires transition's Keiser, Commerce Committee's Orlando to BakerHostetler - Politico - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 19:02

Navigators hires transition's Keiser, Commerce Committee's Orlando to BakerHostetler
Politico
KJ Hertz joined the American Psychiatric Association as director of federal relations from AARP, where he was a senior legislative representative. — Kimberly Reed was elected the first female chair of the Republican National Lawyers Association. She ...

NAMI Shelby County Gives Christmas Gifts to Those Living With Mental Illnesses - The Mighty - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 16:20

NAMI Shelby County Gives Christmas Gifts to Those Living With Mental Illnesses
The Mighty
As part of the festivities, each participant gets a home-cooked meal and individual stockings filled with gifts. This year there will more than 130 stockings, with gifts going to the residents of the NAMI-affiliated group homes and those who live in ...

The Time For 21st Century Cures Is Now - Greeneville Sun - Friday, December 9, 2016 - 15:34

The Time For 21st Century Cures Is Now
Greeneville Sun
I was especially pleased the bill included provisions from H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, which overwhelmingly passed the House last July. These provisions will improve mental health care for patients and families by ...

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