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    Gun Background Checks

    Senators Grassley (R-IA), Hatch (R-UT), Murphy (D-CT), and Wyden (D-OR) spoke on the chamber floor about gun background checks for mentally ill persons. Republicans senators argued for…

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    Social Security Gun Background Check Rule

    Nicole Gaudiano talked by video from Capitol Hill on the disapproval resolution being debated in the House that day disapproving of a regulation governing the use of information collected…

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    Psychiatry in the Mid-20th Century

    Professor Naoko Wake talked about the field of psychiatry in the mid-20th century. She spoke about emerging theories and treatments for mental illness during and after World War II. She also…

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    Annual British Youth Parliament Debate, Opening Remarks and Health Care Cuts

    More than 300 members of the United Kingdom’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the British House of Commons for their annual debate of five topics being considered for their…

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    Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder

    Claudia Kalb talked about her book, Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities, about the evolution in our understanding of mental health using the stories…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) delivered the weekly Republican address on Thursday, December 22, 2016. He talked about the passage of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, new…

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    Representative Tim Murphy on Mental Health Policy

    Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) talked about mental health legislation he had introduced in Congress, as well as the state of mental health care funding and patient access to services in…

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    Ordinarily Well and Patient H.M.

    Peter Kramer, author of Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants, and Luke Dittrich, author of Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets, talked about their…

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    Mental Health Parity

    Witnesses testified at a hearing reviewing federal laws guaranteeing parity of coverage for physical and mental health. Witnesses included behavioral health experts who discussed mental health care…

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    Defense Department Roundtable on Suicide Prevention

    Mental health advocates and military held a roundtable discussion with members of the media about ways journalistic coverage of suicides, particularly those of soldiers and veterans, could…

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    Capture

    David Kessler talked about his book, Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering, about causes of irrational behavior.

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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…

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    Imbeciles

    Amy Goodman, author of Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America interviewed Adam Cohen about his book, Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the…

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    Linda Rosenberg on Mental Health in the U.S.

    Linda Rosenberg talked about the state of mental health care in the U.S., including legislation before Congress to expand the Mental Health Act.

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    Veterans' Mental Health Care and Suicide Prevention

    Veterans Health Administration officials and advocates testified at a hearing on mental health care in the VA system and suicide prevention efforts. They discussed programs to assist…

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    Service Dogs and Veterans

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the benefits of service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues. The panelists included the head of a…

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    Vietnam Post-War Trauma

    Jan Scruggs, founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, and Grace Liem Galloway, a Catholic Relief Services volunteer in Vietnam, talked about their post-war struggle with physical and psychological trauma,…

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    Mental Health Care

    Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) talked about mental health care funding and availability, as well as legislation he introduced on the topic.

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    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Brain Injury Treatment

    Health officials from the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs testified at a hearing on research into post-traumatic stress disorder, and methods of diagnosing and treating traumatic…

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    Imbeciles

    Adam Cohen talked about his book Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck, in which he recounts the Supreme Court’s 1927 decision to allow the state of Virginia to…

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