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    Physician Assisted Suicide Laws

    Mickey MacIntyre and Kelly Buckland talked about laws in several states allowing medical professionals to assist patients who choose to end their lives.

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    Book Discussion on The Theft of Memory

    Jonathan Kozol talked about his book The Theft of Memory, in which he remembers the life of his father, Harry Kozol, a neuropsychiatrist who self-diagnosed his Alzheimer’s…

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    Interview with Dr. Damon Tweedy

    Dr. Damon Tweedy talked about his book, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine. He was interviewed at BookExpo America, the publishing…

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    Mental Health Care in the U.S.

    Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) talked about the state of the U.S. mental health system. He focused on legislation he introduced to improve availability of care, as well as efforts to…

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    National Institute of Mental Health Director Dr. Thomas Insel

    Dr. Thomas Insel talked about Mental Health Awareness Month and advances being made in mental health research. He spoke via video link from the National Institutes of Health in…

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    Suicide Prevention

    Judy Collins and John Madigan talked about the federal government’s role in suicide prevention, as well as their own advocacy work on the issue.

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    Arctic Health and Well-Being

    Panelists talked about the health and well-being of U.S. citizens living in or near the Arctic. Topics included the suicide rate in Alaska, availability of running water, and…

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    Airline Pilot Mental Health

    Mary Schiavo talked about how U.S. airlines address the issue of the mental health of their pilots following the March 24, 2015, crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in the Swiss Alps. The…

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    After Words with David Morris

    David Morris talked about his book, The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, about the history of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the 27 million Americans,…

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    1960 Film Booked for Safekeeping

    This 1960 police training film explains how to recognize and deal with the mentally ill. Sponsored by the Louisiana Association for Mental Health, the film was shot in New Orleans…

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    Q&A with Dr. Frances Jensen

    Dr. Frances Jensen, neuroscientist and author of The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults, talked about the study of the human…

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    Book Discussion on Shrink Rap

    Dr. Dinah Miller, co-author of Shrink Rap: Three Psychiatrists Explain Their Work, talked about the work of psychiatrists. This interview, recorded on the campus of Johns Hopkins…

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    Yochi Dreazen on The Invisible Front

    Yochi Dreazen talked about his book, The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War, about two brothers who died while serving with the U.S. Army, one by a roadside bomb in…

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    Mental Health Services and Funding

    Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) talked about the December 14, 2012, shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and the need to enhance mental health services. He also discussed funding cuts in the…

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    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Veterans' Health Issues

    Panelists talked about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other veterans' health issues. Colonel Rebecca Porter said the five percent of soldiers who had served in Iraq and…

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    Book Discussion on Behind the Gates of Gomorrah

    Stephen Seager, a psychiatrist who spent a year working at the Napa State Hospital for the criminally insane, talked about his book, Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A Year with the Criminally…

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    Mental Health Resources for Returning Veterans

    The National Alliance on Mental Health held its annual national convention. In the first panel, officials from various veteran service organizations talked about resources available…

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    Book Discussion on The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

    Jeff Hobbs talked about his book, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League, in which he recounts the life and death of his college…

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    Mental Health Care Reform

    Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and other mental health advocates made opening remarks at the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s 2014 annual national convention. The…

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    Book Discussion on Untangling the Mind

    David Theodore George talked about his book, Untangling the Mind: Why We Behave the Way We Do. He spoke in the Science Pavilion of the 2014 National Book Festival, which was held August 30…

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