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Criminalizing Mental Health - Petition   video
Society & Culture  (tags: mental illness, petition, illness not crime, incarceration, America, police training, death of disabled, death of mentally ill, mentally ill shot )

Dandelion
- 234 days ago - youtube.com
America is treating mental illness through incarceration and the price we are paying both in dollars and human capital is enormous. It is time to take action and start treating mental illness as a health issue, not a crime.
A Year of Reckoning Police Fatally Shoot Nearly 1,000 People
Society & Culture  (tags: police, fatal shooting, white cops on black citizens, mental illness, suicidal, did not halt, weapons )

Dandelion
- 237 days ago - washingtonpost.com
White police officers killing unarmed black men represent less than 4 % of fatal police shootings. Majority of people who died at the hands of the police fit at least one of three categories: wielding weapons, were suicidal or mentally troubled, or ran.
Guns Are Surprisingly Easy to Come By for at-Risk Teens: Study
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, children, mental illness, suicide, gun control, gun violence, family, ethics, society, death, culture, safety, sadness, violence, murder, abuse, crime )

Carrie
- 598 days ago - rawstory.com
U.S. teens report easy access to firearms, even when they have mental health problems that put them at an increased risk of suicide, according to a new study. Overall, 41 percent of teens who reported being in a home with a firearm had easy access to it.
Nonconformity and Freethinking Now Considered Mental Illnesses
Society & Culture  (tags: mental illness, freethinking, nonconformity, DSM-IV )

Freya
- 884 days ago - themindunleashed.org
Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness? According to the newest addition of the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), it certainly is. The manual identifies a new mental illness called "oppositional defiant disorder."
How Killing People With Mental Illnesses Has Become Common in Our Twisted Justice System
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, children, crime, death, death penalty, dishonesty, education, ethics, government, law, media, mental illness, news, politics, psychiatry, religion, society, violence )

Kit
- 1967 days ago - alternet.org
There exists a cottage industry of high-priced psychiatrists and psychologists who are literally killing people with junk science testimony.
Indian Artifact Informant Commits Suicide
Society & Culture  (tags: informant, commits suicide, mental illness )

Lone
- 2365 days ago - deseretnews.com
HOLLADAY -- A suicidal man who shot and killed himself during a confrontation with police Monday was the informant who helped federal officials in a case involving stolen Indian artifacts in the Four Corners region.
Treatment for Native American Youths Begins With Building Trust
Society & Culture  (tags: Native American, children, mental illness, GoodNews )

Lone
- 2500 days ago - oregonlive.com
OREGON CITY -- It's easy to swoop past the fenced facility on tree-lined Clackamas River Road as the pavement bends and curves along the winding river
'Cat Lady's' Home Demolished After Being Condemned-VIDEO!
Society & Culture  (tags: death, cats, mental illness, demolition, law, incompetence )

Raffi
- 2549 days ago - newson6.com
More than three months after a woman was found dead along with her 30 cats inside her condemned house, neighbors said they are still concerned how Kitty Lewis slipped through the system. Note: these astonishing photos are graphic.
A San Francisco Homeless Elderly Man Attacked By Thugs - A Hate Crime
Society & Culture  (tags: mental health, mental illness, homelessness, LarryNeal, MaryNeal, AssistancetotheIncarceratedMentallyIll, DogJustice )

Mary
- 2913 days ago - nowpublic.com
Two thugs attacked a kind, elderly San Francisco man who lived near an alley in the 1300 Block of Polk Street. It was a hate crime with the phrases they used in anger, like, "Hey n**ger, why don't you clean yourself up and act like a man... bi*ch... "
Police Tase Suicidal Man on Bridge, CAUSING His Fall
Society & Culture  (tags: mental illness, mental health, suicide, LarryNeal, MaryNeal, AssistancetotheIncarceratedMentallyIll, TheCochranFirm, Taser, AbuseofPower, PoliceBrutality )

Mary
- 2949 days ago - nowpublic.com
On the television shows, don't police talk suicidal people out of dangerous situations? Well, TV isn't real life, discovered this African American man from Columbia, MO, who was obviously stressed about his life and threatening suicide. SEE video!
It's All Over Now
Society & Culture  (tags: suicide, mental illness, mental health )

RC
- 2971 days ago - nytimes.com
An in-depth look at suicide - the hows and whys. Enlightening and actually hopeful. Haven't many of us a some time or another felt the urge to end it all? Read about why we're still here while others actually go ahead and do it.
Mom Who Beat 10-Year-Old to Death Will Serve Life
Society & Culture  (tags: child, abuse, violence, crime, death, mental illness, drugs )

Charles
- 3246 days ago - azcentral.com
In August, Hulsey, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder as part of a deal. She will be ordered to serve natural life in prison without parole when she is sentenced today in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Family of 10 Homeless No Longer: Local Businessman Helps Woman Buy House, Nearly Lost
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, homeless, mother, 9 children, death, suicide, mental illness, family, GoodNews, interesting )

Barbara
- 3278 days ago - morningsentinel.mainetoday.com
Karen Champagne and her children, ages 4 to 15, were facing eviction earlier this summer, unable to pay the mortgage after her mentally ill husband, Richard, accumulated about $145,000 in debt before committing suicide four years ago.....
Housing for Mentally Ill Fails Federal Review
Society & Culture  (tags: society, mental illness, housing, grants, CORRUPTION, police, law, media, felon, living standards, abuse, americans, culture, business, environment, ethics, freedoms, government, humans, interesting, politics, rights, safety )

Barbara
- 3285 days ago - dallasnews.com
.The apartments' owner and operator, a Dallas nonprofit controlled by ex-police officer and felon Ryan T. Jones, has until the end of September to hire a qualified manager and take other steps to meet federal standards. But a regional HUD official said...
   

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