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Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness -- from the inside | Video on TED.com

TED Talks "Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke.
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Expert: Asperger's syndrome not linked to violence

Expert: Asperger's syndrome not linked to violence | Mental Health Support | Scoop.it
To suggest a tie between Asperger's syndrome and violent, sociopathic tendencies is to undermine the research on autism spectrum disorder, a U.S. expert says. (Expert: Asperger's not linked to violence.
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US must improve mental health access - The Detroit News

US must improve mental health access - The Detroit News | Mental Health Support | Scoop.it
US must improve mental health access
The Detroit News
Those of us who have dedicated our lives and careers to the treatment of mental illness have one overriding goal: That the discussion that follows this nightmare be serious, honest and fruitful.
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California offered as national mental health model

California offered as national mental health model | Mental Health Support | Scoop.it
In response to the killing of schoolchildren in Connecticut, the federal government should consider California's strategy for dealing with mental illness, experts and lawmakers said Thursday.
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Petition drive under way to help identify those with mental illness

Petition drive under way to help identify those with mental illness | Mental Health Support | Scoop.it
One of Montana’s leading mental-health advocates is asking the Obama administration to launch a coordinated, well-funded effort to develop effective biological indicators to help diagnose and treat serious mental illness.
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Avoiding Stigma and Misinformation: Mental Illness, Autism and Violence | Reporting on Health

Avoiding Stigma and Misinformation: Mental Illness, Autism and Violence | Reporting on Health | Mental Health Support | Scoop.it
Social media and mainstream journalists have reported potential links to autism and the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary. Jumping to conclusions...
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"I Am Adam Lanza’s Psychiatrist": A Response From the Mental Health Trenches to "I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother"

"I Am Adam Lanza’s Psychiatrist": A Response From the Mental Health Trenches to "I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother" | Mental Health Support | Scoop.it
Over the weekend, the viral blog post “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” spoke to the complicated relationship of a mother to a potentially dangerous and mentally ill son. xoJane asked a psychiatrist to respond.

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Mental illness "stigma" no help to patients, society

Mental illness "stigma" no help to patients, society | Mental Health Support | Scoop.it
Zac Pogliano started hearing voices in his late teens; he and experts agree, it's better for everyone to get treated sooner ("Stigma" of mental illness a setback for patients, society: Zac Pogliano started hearing voices in his late teen...
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Access to subsidised mental health care slashed on Coast | Fraser ...

Access to subsidised mental health care slashed on Coast | Fraser ... | Mental Health Support | Scoop.it
MENTAL illness sufferers on the Fraser Coast have had access to subsidised care slashed from this week.
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Fireflies | Jubilee Project short film

Tweet: http://bit.ly/ZQAjTU | FB: http://on.fb.me/TZwlSp "Fireflies" is a simple reminder that we each have beauty and can connect with others in unique ways... (Ano yan peanut butter?
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Haley: Boost mental health, not gun control laws

Haley: Boost mental health, not gun control laws | Mental Health Support | Scoop.it
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said today that the shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school should prompt discussions about mental health treatment, not anti-gun laws.
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5 important facts and misconceptions about Asperger's syndrome

5 important facts and misconceptions about Asperger's syndrome | Mental Health Support | Scoop.it
Crucial info about the developmental disorder that reportedly afflicted the alleged shooter in the Newtown massacre — and has been linked, incorrectly, to violent tendencies (RT @PeterBrownPsy: 5 facts about Asperger's syndrome
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'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother'

'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother' | Mental Health Support | Scoop.it
Written by Liza Long, republished from The Blue Review Friday’s horrific national tragedy -- the murder of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut -- has ignited a new discussion on violence in America.
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