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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...

Reforming Our Broken Mental Health System

Listen to Congressman Tim Murphy’s recent talk at the Commonwealth Club of California about Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 3717). Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) believes in rebuilding the nation’s broken mental health system. As chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Murphy conducted a year-long investigation with multiple congressional hearings, forums,...

Schizophrenia: New Thinking, New Treatments

Characterized by hallucinations and psychotic episodes, schizophrenia affects about 1 percent of people worldwide. Scientists are just beginning to uncover the underlying biological basis for the illness, which is still little understood. A look at the latest research on schizophrenia, as well as emerging treatments that seek to prevent the disorder before it is fully formed. Host: Judy Campbell Guests: Amy Standen, reporter...

PBS Newshour — Genetics of Schizophrenia

Pinpointing genetic links to schizophrenia may open doors to better treatment The largest study ever of schizophrenia patients finds that perhaps more than 100 genes are associated with the condition. Genetics has long been assumed to play a role. JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: understanding the connections between human genetics and schizophrenia.  It’s part of our series on the science of the brain. Tonight, we look at a...