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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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    Book Discussion on 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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    Book Discussion on 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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    Book Discussion on 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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    Before the Fall: A Season for Prevention in Mental Health Care

    Before the Fall: A Season for Prevention in Mental Health Care was one of the second-prize high school central division winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Ethan…

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    Book Discussion on Shrinks

    Psychiatrist Jeffrey Lieberman talked about his book Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry, in which he examines the field of psychiatry from its infancy and explores the divide in the…

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    Mental Health Care

    Public health officials and advocates testified at a hearing on federal government efforts to improve the quality and accessibility of mental health care in the U.S.

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    Gun Violence and Mental Health

    Paul Gionfriddo talked about President Obama’s executive actions on gun control related to mental health, including concerns about funding and privacy.

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    Gun Violence and Public Health, Part 2

    Panelists talked about the access to guns by high-risk people such as criminals and the mentally ill. Speakers included gun violence prevention advocates and the U.S. attorney from South Carolina. “Reducing…

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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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    Veterans' Mental Health and Theater

    Bryan Doerries and Paul Giamatti talked about the work of Theater of War, which uses theater to help veterans and their families heal from the psychological effects of war.

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    Treatment of Anxiety Disorders and PTSD

    Professor Deborah Beidel talked about the treatment of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders, especially among the nation’s military and veteran population. She spoke from the C-SPAN Campaign…

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    Suicide Prevention

    Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and mental health advocates talked about suicide prevention efforts targeting veterans and members of the military. They focused on the need to boost federal…

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