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Mental Illness (INACTIVE)

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  • Mindstorm machine simulates psychosis for Maryland campus police

    Mindstorm machine simulates psychosis for Maryland campus police
    I have to admit, I'm a little nervous as the rep from Janssen Pharmaceuticals steers me toward the Mindstorm "psychosis simulation" machine. She says I should experience both available videos to get a better sense of what a severe schizophrenic...
  • We need a new model of mental health treatment

    In the last few years the American public has been horrified by the reports of murder and other acts of violence by people with very obvious mental illnesses. I believe that there is bias in the mental health treatment delivery system which fosters a...
  • Caring for the next Miriam Carey

    Miriam Carey, a 34 year-old dental hygienist, created a media frenzy last week when she was shot and killed by Capitol police after ramming a White House barricade in her car while her one-year-old daughter was in the back seat. Why did she do it? What...
  • Rampage in Washington

    Rampage in Washington
    Our hearts go out to the families of the 20 victims killed or injured in the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard Monday. This is a tragedy nearly beyond the power of words to express, not less so for the fact that we have confronted its like so many...
  • Why mental illness can be a red herring [Commentary]

    Whenever yet another mass shooting happens, I think the only thing that gets analyzed more than gun laws is the issue of mental illness. In the most recent, deadly attack on the Washington Navy Yard, the suspect was, sadly, once again described as a...
  • Mother's suicide leads documentarian to make candid film (Hudson's Corner)

    When I returned to my childhood home, I discovered 300 family Civil War letters. I have transcribed them, but nothing more. Not so Kathy Leichter. The Cornell graduate and daughter of former New York State senator Franz Leichter left Pittsburgh's public...
  • Mental illness and gun violence

    During the past two years our nation has witnessed horrible gun violence by people with mental illnesses. These shootings have forever linked mental illness and violence in the minds of many Americans. Yet most mentally ill people who are arrested are...
  • St. Mary's is a great option that's often overlooked

    The recent article "St. Mary's College: a cautionary tale for America's bloated higher education system," about the under-enrollment for next year's freshman class and why it is happening, struck me as badly written and simply untrue. I finished up my...
  • Biological psychiatry's false paradigm

    Days before the official May 22 publication date of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM-5), a number of psychiatrists who were closely associated with the project scrambled to do some preemptory damage control, mostly by...
  • Asperger's does not make a murderer

    Asperger's does not make a murderer
    Regarding your article about the teen girl accused of plotting her father's murder with her boyfriend ("Troubled child on a dark path," May 19), I found the article filled with misleading information and misinformation. First, the article tells us she...
  • NAMI coordinator Haynes honors memory of her sister

    NAMI coordinator Haynes honors memory of her sister
    Ashley Haynes is working long hours out of a tiny cubicle these days, earning about half what she was a few months ago. And she couldn't be happier. As events and education outreach coordinator for National Alliance on Mental Health Illness in Maryland,...
  • What is NAMI?

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness, the largest grassroots mental health organization in the country, offers "education, support and advocacy for persons with mental illnesses, their families and the wider community," according to its mission...