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Mental Illness, Homelessness, Drug Addiction: Crim...

Kajieme Powell told the St. Louis police to shoot him. He told them repeatedly to shoot him, and the two police officers who were called to the scene quickly obliged. But they didn’t shoot him because he told them to. The official reason St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson gave for why the officers shot Powell — which they did at least nine times, including several shots fired after Powell had already fallen to the ground —...

Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies

Thrive: The Power of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies. A well-documented look at the need for adequate mental health services. David Clark and Richard Layard’s new book Thrive documents a purely economic rationale for treating mental illness.The authors’ analysis was a major impetus to renewed spending on mental health in the UK- where almost $350M was dedicated to the training of new Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)...

Sacbee – Laura’s Law can save lives of peopl...

When you’re not familiar with mental illness, you truly have no concept of what really is involved. Another View: Broken system leaves families, victims of mental illness helpless By Hans DeWitt and Candy DeWitt Special to The Bee Published: Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 – 12:00 am We are one of the many families referred to in the column “Families must step up and care for mentally ill” (Viewpoints, July 15). However, you...