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Mental Illness

War veteran shares her unique story with UNCW students

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video Jennifer Crane is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. As a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder, Crane now travels the country trying to raise awareness about what many service members are going through in their post-war lives. Full story...
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NC misses mental illness deadline

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North Carolina officials have missed a federal deadline for dealing with thousands of people with mental illness who live in adult care homes. And it has advocates worried patients may have nowhere to go besides emergency rooms, shelters or the street. Full story...
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Mental illness an increasing problem for military members

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videoThe treatment and diagnosis of mental health problems in the military has been making headlines since the untimely death of Commander Keith Springle, the Navy social worker who was gunned down by a patient at a mental health clinic in Iraq last month. Now legislators and mental health experts are citing the incident as a call to action. Full story...
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Strict involuntary committment for mentally ill makes need for meds more vital

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videoOne in four adults in the US will suffer from a mental health problem, ranging from mild depression to severe schizophrenia. Many patients rely on medication alone to keep them on track. Mental health experts say it's when a patient neglects to take their medication, that problems can take place.

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