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March 2, 2017

By Chris Aiken, M.D. | Feb. 06, 2017 “You seem like you’re walking on eggshells,” our family therapist told me with a wise nod. The image of cracked eggs under my bare feet was strangely comforting compared to what our family was really going through. We were living with mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. Psychiatrists Read More »

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Depression top cause of disability, strikes young and old

By Stephanie Nebehay Reuters February 23, 2017 GENEVA (Reuters) – More than 4 percent of the world’s population lives with depression, and women, youth and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 Read More »

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New mental health triage center in Kansas CIty, Mo. easing strain

March 1, 2017

January 30, 2017 | By Joe Robertson A new mental health triage center in Kansas City is struggling to meet a pressing need: aiding people in severe mental distress whom police in the past too often delivered to the county jail or the nearest hospital emergency room — usually bad choices. Walkie talkies interrupt. Smartphones Read More »

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