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A Conspiracy Flourishes On The Web: Is Clinton ‘Fit’ And ‘Stable’ Enough For Office?

It all reads, frankly, like an attempt to match the left’s freak-out over Donald Trump’s mental stability.

August 9, 2016
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Is Trump Nuts, Or Crazy Like A Fox?

These days, “nuts” and “insane” and are among the pejoratives regularly lobbed by critics from both parties at Donald J. Trump, the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee now notorious for his erratic stream-of-consciousness patter, some of it outrageously vulgar. But does he really dwell in a twilight zone?

July 15, 2016

FBI Should Probe Florida’s Mental Hospitals

The term “torture chamber” is outdated, but torture still occurs in Florida’s state prisons and mental hospitals.

November 10, 2015

Nearly 9 Percent Of Americans Are Angry, Impulsive, And Have A Gun, Study Says

What’s more, 1.5 percent of people who have these anger issues carry their guns outside the home. Tread lightly.

April 9, 2015

Aggression, Not Just Depression, Led Co-Pilot To Crash Plane, Experts Say

In the preliminary accounts of Lubitz’s life before he killed himself and 149 others, they see a highly unstable and emotionally sensitive young adult who probably felt his world was coming apart.

April 5, 2015
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Wrongfully Held, Floyd Brown Awarded Millions, But His Money Is Locked Up

After being wrongfully incarcerated, Floyd Brown, who is mentally ill, calls himself a millionaire although he is not allowed to use his earnings.

April 2, 2015

Mental Disability Is Not A Fad

Fox News and the right are dead wrong about mental health.

February 4, 2015

How Ferguson Became A Partisan Loyalty Test

Unsurprisingly, the facts of the Michael Brown case have been quickly forgotten.

November 26, 2014

Even With His Troubled History, Law Let School Shooter Have Guns

By Caitlin Cruz, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — After Aaron Ybarra’s deadly assault at Seattle Pacific University in June, some wondered why the suicidal, psychotic 27-year-old was allowed to have a gun in the first place. After all, Ybarra possessed a well-documented history of mental illness: homicidal fantasies, emergency room visits for alcohol poisoning, two […]

August 20, 2014

Robin Williams’ Death Makes Public The Usually Private Agony Of Suicide

By Mark Emmons, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — Anytime someone takes their own life, a circle of heartbroken family and friends are left struggling with a question of haunting simplicity: Why? Now, in the wake of the news that comedian Robin Williams committed suicide at age 63, an entire world linked by […]

August 13, 2014

Helping The Mentally Ill Join The Workforce

By Michael Ollove, Stateline.org By his own admission, for many years Cyrus Napolitano’s mental illness — bipolar disorder — did not make him an ideal employee. Perhaps the worst moment came when he walked into the Brooklyn McDonald’s he was managing to discover some now-forgotten worker infractions. “Whatever it was,” he said last week, “it […]

July 15, 2014

Mental Illness And Guns Have Created A National Epidemic

Before day’s end, 86 Americans who were alive yesterday will be dead from gun violence. One of us dies from a bullet every 17 minutes. That statistic lends a certain futility to the anguished plea of Richard Martinez: “Not one more!” He made this appeal after losing his only son, Chris, in the shooting rampage […]

June 3, 2014

Better Gun Laws Needed To Protect The Mentally Ill — And The Rest Of Us

The federal government believed Colby Sue Weathers was a paranoid schizophrenic. It had information that she was delusional and suicidal, unable to work and therefore eligible for Medicaid and disability benefits. One summer day in 2012, Weathers cashed her government check, bought a .45 caliber pistol from a Missouri gun shop, returned home and shot […]

April 1, 2014
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Nearly One In Five Had Mental Illness Before Enlisting In Army, Study Says

By Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times Nearly one in five U.S. soldiers had a common mental illness, such as depression, panic disorder or ADHD, before enlisting in the Army, according to a new study that raises questions about the military’s assessment and screening of recruits. More than 8 percent of soldiers had thought about killing […]

March 4, 2014