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  • emEuniceem
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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…

  • 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.

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