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    U.S. Army Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    John McHugh and General Raymond Odierno testified on the Army’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. Much of the hearing focused on the previous day’s shooting by a U.S.…

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    Representative Tim Murphy on Mental Health Crisis Act

    Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) talked about his Mental Health Crisis Act. The bill seeks to improve access to and delivery of psychiatric care for patients and families most in need…

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    Mental Health Care Reform

    Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds (D) talked about mental health care reform. In November 2013, the senator’s son attacked him before committing suicide.
    Investigators said the…

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    Mental Health Care System

    Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) and other panelists talked about his Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. Representative Murphy’s act addresses issues such as bed…

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    Book Discussion on Plenty of Time When We Get Home

    Iraq War veteran Kayla Williams talked about her book, Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War, in which she talks about her and her husband’s…

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    History of Mental Health Care Treatment

    Hazel Patton, board president at the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health, talked about Oregon’s history of mental health care treatment, which dates back to the 1800s. She…

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    Mental Health Research at the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Thomas Insel talked about advances in mental health research and treatment. Topics included the disparity between the treatment of medical illnesses and mental health issues,…

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    Veterans and Criminal Justice System

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki gave the keynote address at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals conference. He outlined the VA’s efforts to address…

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    Mental Health Insurance Coverage

    Ronald Honberg talked about changes in insurance coverage for mental illness. The Department of Health and Human Services issued a new rule the previous week that said health insurers…

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    Ron Honberg, National Alliance on Mental Illness, on ACA & Mental Health

    Ron Honberg talked about the impact of sequestration and the Affordable Care Act on mental health services and how changing society’s perception could improve the way the country…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Staff Sergeant Ty Carter

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter. In bestowing the medal, President Obama praised both Carter’s gallantry in combat and his ordeal with…

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    Book Discussion on Manson

    Jeff Guinn talked about his book, Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, in which he recounts the life of cult leader Charles Manson. The author interviewed members of…

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    Mental Health Care Coverage

    Mental health experts and advocates talked about the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or the health care law, on mental health care coverage, behavioral health care organizations,…

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    2013 Mental Health America Conference

    R. Gil Kerlikowske talked about the connection between mental health and substance use disorders and the importance of deploying a public health approach that promotes community and…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on a question related to the National Mental Health Conference held at the White House the previous day: “Are mental health programs…

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    National Conference on Mental Health

    Vice President Biden, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, and actor Bradley Cooper were among the speakers at the White House National Conference on Mental Health,

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    President Obama Remarks at Mental Health Conference

    President Obama made opening remarks the National Conference on Mental Health.*In his remarks he called on Americans to be more open about mental health issues and remove the stigma…

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    Mental Health Issues

    Panelists talked about reducing stigma and providing assistance for those with mental health issues. Secretary Kathleen Sebelius began the forum by reading statistics on perceptions…

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    Mac McClelland on Mental Illness

    Mac McClelland talked about her Mother Jones article on mental illness in her own family and what she says is the “insane cost of abandoning troubled minds.” She also responded…

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    Mental Illness and Gun Violence

    Leading experts talked about gun violence and mental illness in America. Among the topics they discussed were appropriate medical, legal and social responses, plus gun laws around the…

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