Mental Illness
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Performers remember Robin Williams, death brings up serious issues
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 5:19pm.

videoHe warmed your hearts as a quirky alien and a cross-dressing nanny. But behind those sparkling eyes was apparently a deep sadness.Investigators say Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt yesterday at his northern California home. Even though the academy award winner is not with us anymore, his legacy lives on. And his death magnifies some serious issues in our society.

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War veteran shares her unique story with UNCW students
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 09/12/2011 - 9:41pm.

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.

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NC misses mental illness deadline
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 1:09pm.

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.

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Mental illness an increasing problem for military members
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/04/2009 - 4:35pm.

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.

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Strict involuntary committment for mentally ill makes need for meds more vital
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/13/2009 - 5:26pm.

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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