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  • Law Enforcement and Mental Health Officials Testify on Proposed Gun Legislation
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    Mental Health and Gun Legislation

    Law enforcement and mental health officials testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about proposed legislation that would allow federal courts to either temporarily or permanently…

  • emThe Dangerous Case of Donald Trumpem
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    The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

    Yale Professor Bandy Lee and scholars in the fields of law, political science, history, climatology, and social psychology, discussed the mental health of President Trump.

  • Washington Journal Col Elspeth Cameron Ritchie Discusses Veterans  Mental Health
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    Veteran Mental Health

    Colonel Elspeth Cameron Ritchie of Medstar Washington Hospital Center discussed veteran mental health care and the executive order signed by President Trump in an effort to stem the rise of…

  • Social Isolation Treatment and Prevention
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    Social Isolation Treatment and Prevention

    The Atlantic hosted a series of discussions on combating loneliness and social isolation. Speakers included former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh…

  • Psychiatry and World War I Shell Shock
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    Psychiatry and World War I Shell Shock

    Historian Rachel Levandoski gave an illustrated talk about psychiatry and World War I shell shock at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland. A historian in the…

  • Washington Journal Arthur Evans Discusses the APAs New Stress in America Survey
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    Arthur Evans on Stress in America Survey

    American Psychological Association (APA) CEO Arthur Evans talked about the results of APA’s Stress in America survey, which found that the current political climate was among the most…

  • Washington Journal Robert Gebbia Discusses National Suicide Prevention Week
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    Robert Gebbia on National Suicide Prevention Week

    Robert Gebbia discussed National Suicide Prevention Week and legislation related to suicide prevention.

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    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eileen McNamara recounted the life of the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, an advocate for the mentally disabled and the founder of the Special Olympics.

  • Health and Human Services Official Testifies on Mental Health Programs
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    Mental Health Initiatives

    Assistant Health and Human Services Secretary for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz said her department stands ready to help immigrant families and…

  • Legal Panelists Discuss Mental Health and Criminal Justice
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    Mental Health and Criminal Justice, Part 3

    The New York University Law School’s Center on the Administration of Criminal Law tenth annual conference focused on mental health and the criminal justice system. Former New Jersey Attorney…

  • Washington Journal John Madigan on Rising Suicide Rates
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    John Madigan on Suicide Rates

    John Madigan of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention talked about the rise in U.S. suicide rates.

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines and social media were open to take viewers' reactions to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which says that suicide rates had increased…

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    Journalist Alisa Roth reported that nearly half the people in U.S. jails and prisons have a psychiatric disorder.

  • Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks at TAPS Ceremony
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    Vice President Pence Remarks at TAPS Ceremony

    Vice President Pence and his wife, Karen, visited with participants in the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) art therapy program. The vice president then spoke at the group’s…

  • Panelists Discuss Avoiding Criminalization of Mental Illness
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    Mental Health and Criminal Justice, Part 2

    Vermont’s attorney general, prosecutors, and a former police chief talked about the role of prosecutors and law enforcement officials in avoiding the criminalization of mental illness. This was…

  • Legal Panelists Discuss Criminal Justice Reform at NYU
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    Mental Health and Criminal Justice, Part 1

    Miami-Dade County Judge Steve Leifman, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the criminalization of mental illness, moderated a panel about the high rates of arresting, prosecuting, and…

  • Washington Journal Dr Keith Fargo Discusses Alzheimers Disease
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    Keith Fargo on Alzheimer's Disease

    The Alzheimer’s Association’s Keith Fargo talked about his group’s recent report showing sharp increases in Alzheimer’s prevalence, deaths, and cost of care. He spoke via video link from…

  • Secretary Shulkin Holds News Conference on Veterans Health Care
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    Secretary Shulkin on Veterans Health Care

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin spoke at an event hosted by the organization AMVETS, or American Veterans, to announce a new joint effort with the VA in addressing mental health…

  • After Words with Sue Klebold
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    After Words with Sue Klebold

    Sue Klebold, whose son Dylan was one of the Columbine shooters, talked about her book A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy, in which she traces her journey to understand the…

  • Karen Pence Remarks at US Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting
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    Karen Pence Remarks at U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

    Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence addressed the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. She talked about the cause she was championing called art therapy, and the…

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