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NY Budget Again Funds Police Training on the Mentally Ill

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Mental health advocates say New York lawmakers have added $1.5 million to the state budget for more pilot programs to train police officers in dealing with the mentally ill.

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Do You Know Someone with Dangerous Depression?

The co-pilot who may have caused the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 was being treated for depression.  Did those around him believe that he was so depressed that he could have taken the lives of others?

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This Man Perfectly Sums Up the Horrors of Depression

Robin Williams' death, which was reportedly a suicide, has shined a light on the issue of depression, a condition which the Oscar-winning actor and comedian reportedly battled.

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Mental Illness Can Take More Years Off Your Life Than Chain Smoking

A new study has revealed that mental disorders, many of which go undiagnosed and untreated, could be taking more years off of people’s lives than chain smoking does.

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One in Five Americans Suffer from Mental Illness

More than 45 million Americans — roughly one in five — suffered from some sort of mental illness in 2010, according to a new government survey.

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Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Rates of Mental Illness?

Data from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) suggests 20 percent of American adults — 44.5 million people — experienced some sort of mental illness over the last year.

The report defines “mental illness” as any sort of diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder that causes “substantial functional impairment” or requires treatment, and provides a list of how much of each state’s population has suffered such a disorder.

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