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

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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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Manhattan Institute Mental Health
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    Manhattan Institute, Mental Health

    Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, the nation’s fiist Department of Health and Human Services assistant secretary of for mental health and substance use, spoke at a Manhattan Institute mental health…

  • Niki Kapsambelis Discusses emThe Inheritanceem
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    The Inheritance

    Niki Kapsambelis talked about her book The Inheritance, about the study of Alzheimer’s disease. She spoke at the 2017 Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison.

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    Before You Know It

    John Bargh talked about his book Before You Know It, in which he provides psychological explanations for the actions of people throughout history, including a look at presidential…

  • VA Secretary Shulkin Testifies on Veterans Suicide Prevention
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    Veterans' Mental Health

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin was among the witnesses who testified about preventing veteran suicide before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. Secretary Shulkin said veteran…

  • After Words with Art Levine
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    After Words with Art Levine

    Art Levine talked about his book Mental Health, Inc.: How Corruption, Lax Oversight, and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens, in which he reports on the mental health…

  • National Substance Abuse Report
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    National Substance Abuse Report

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) held a press conference to discuss their latest report on behavioral health issues. Speakers included Health and Human…

  • Washington Journal Fran Smith Discusses the Science of Addiction
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    Fran Smith on the Science of Addiction

    Fran Smith talked about her cover story for National Geographic’s September 2017 issue, "The Science of Addiction, on the impact of addiction on the brain’s pathways.

  • St Elizabeths Hospital
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    St. Elizabeths Hospital

    Sarah Leavitt gave a tour of the National Building Museum exhibition that explores the architecture and history of St. Elizabeths Hospital. Opened in 1855 and originally named the…

  • emSometimes Amazing Things Happenem
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    Sometimes Amazing Things Happen

    Dr. Elizabeth Ford talked about her book Sometimes Amazing Things Happen: Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward, in which she discusses her work in mental…

  • Kevin Davis Discusses emThe Brain Defenseem
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    The Brain Defense

    Kevin Davis talked about his book The Brain Defense: Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America’s Courtrooms, in which he reports on the use of neuroscience as a defense in…

  • Washington Journal Caroline Fenkel Discusses Teen Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
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    Caroline Fenkel on Teen Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

    Caroline Fenkel talked about the prevalence of teen suicide amid the stir over a new Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why.” She spoke via video link from New York City.

  • Washington Journal Representative Tim Murphy
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    Representative Tim Murphy on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Policy

    Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA), co-chair of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, talked about federal mental health and substance abuse policies.

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