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Psychosis, Mens Rea, and Criminal Conviction: Part One of a Five-Part Series

July 19, 2019

You may be surprised to learn that throughout most of American and English history, a criminal conviction has required simultaneous proof of, not only a guilty act but also an accompanying guilty intent.  These concepts are referred to as an actus reus (a guilty act) and a mens rea (a guilty mind).  Fifteen states currently more »

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In state health report cards, North Carolina falls below average

July 16, 2019

June 13, 2019 By Yen Duong North Carolina Health News https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2019/06/13/health-report-cards-north-carolina-below-average-performance-access/ North Carolina has continued to perform below average in a national ranking of state health systems, moving from 35th in 2018 to 34th this year. On June 12, the Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit health policy research foundation, released its annual report comparing state health more »

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Raising Awareness About Mental Illness In Minority Communities

Jul 10, 2019 By Amanda Magnus & Person: Anita Rao North Carolina Public Radio https://www.wunc.org/post/raising-awareness-about-mental-illness-minority-communities Guest host Anita Rao talks to two guests who are working to raise awareness about mental illness in minority communities. Pooja Mehta is a minority mental health advocate and a three-time suicide survivor. She is working to raise awareness about mental illness in the more »

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Responding To Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though. For example, during my first psychotic more »

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NAMI Joins Seven Leading Organizations To Launch Mental Health For US Coalition

6/10/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-Seven-Leading-Organizations-to-Launch-Mental-Health-for-US-Coalition NAMI, along with other prominent mental health and addiction organizations, launched Mental Health for US: a nonpartisan educational coalition aimed at elevating mental health issues on the 2020 campaign trail. The coalition is dedicated to uniting Americans to call for bipartisan support and systematic change through grassroots activation.

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