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Archives for June, 2012

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Why the Supreme Court’s Ruling Matters to the Mentally Ill

Today's ruling on what has come to be known as "Obamacare" is extremely good news for those of us with mental illnesses. Discrimination against people with preexisting conditions, whether it is bipolar disorder or cancer, is wrong. Always has been. Always will be.

Insurance companies should be ashamed of themselves for perpetrating this bigotry that has ruined the lives - actually taken the lives - of so many people.

Regardless of whether you watch Fox News...
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Suicides in the Military – A Daily Dilemma

On the suicide front, there was some really bad news and a shred of good news on the front page of my local newspaper last week. The bad news: 154 active duty, American troops killed themselves during the first 155 days of this year. That's nearly one suicide every day. What this means is that more troops are dying of suicide than bullets or IEDs.

The shred of good news is that this story...
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Newly Sober And Depressed

Imagine you have a friend - your best and oldest friend. You have known each other since you were teenagers and since then you have shared everything. On dates, to parties and at weddings and funerals, this friend was there with you. Tailgating at football games and New Years - you  were together.

This friend knows your secrets and has seen you at your worst - and best. Every single day, rain or shine, your...
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