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Two prominent suicides have nation talking

Liz Freeman, Naples Daily News — USA TODAY NETWORK – FLORIDA — 06/10/2018
The deaths by suicide this week of two famous people drive home the need for more attention on mental illness and suicide prevention, experts say. The deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and television personality Anthony Bourdain reinforce that depression has no boundaries and can afflict people from all walks of life. “Mental illness touches all,” said Vacharee Howard, executive vice president of the Lee County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “Depression doesn’t care who you are. It doesn’t matter how much money you make.”

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13 REASONS WHY

DOES 13 REASONS WHY MAKE TEENS VULNERABLE?
There has been a lot of talk – and controversy — about the very popular Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, based on the novel of the same name by Jay Asher. The show is about Hannah Baker, a high school student who takes her own life and then explains what she sees as the 13 “reasons” that led to her decision. Her reasons are described in a box of cassette tapes she leaves behind for the people she says contributed to her death. In these tapes, she explains her perception of how these individuals wronged […]

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Faulty assumptions linking mental illness to violence is the wrong approach

Faulty assumptions linking mental illness to violence is the wrong approach

Published in The Hill by Opinion Contributor Ronald Honberg, J.D., senior policy adviser at the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Sadly, what has become an all-too-familiar heartbreaking tragedy has occurred yet again: another mass shooting. As the details unfold hour-by-hour in the small Texas town of Sutherland Springs and throughout the country, a prejudicial narrative has once again made its way into the conversation before all the facts are revealed: that mental illness was involved.

Immediately after the shooting, we heard President Trump, and others, offer the statement that the Texas shooting […]

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