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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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    Open Phones with Sally Satel

    Sally Satel talked about her book, Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience, in which she and co-author Scott Lilienfeld present an analysis of what she calls the…

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    Book Discussion on Brainwashed

    Sally Satel talked about her book, Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience, in which she and co-author Scott Lilienfeld present an analysis of what she calls the…

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    Open Phones

    Mental Health Care Caucus Co-Chair Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) was interviewed by phone about renewed efforts to improve access to mental health care in response to the suicide of…

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    Federal Government Mental Health Programs

    Mental Health Care Caucus Co-Chair Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) talked by phone about renewed efforts to improve access to mental health care in response to the suicide of actor Robin…

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, State and Federal Laws and Policies

    Panelists talked about the the legal aspects of preventing bullying. Dr. Srabstein said that bullying was a very serious health risk and the victims were at higher risk of…

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