Mental Health

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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.

12/08/2014

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North Texas Suicide Calls Up After Robin Williams’ Death

The much publicized suicide of actor/comedian Robin Williams, experts say, may help save others struggling with depression. Local suicide hotlines are already seeing an increase in calls.

CBS 11–08/13/2014

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Tens Of Thousands Of North Texans Battle Depression Each Year

A North Texas woman says she understands first-hand what Robin Williams may have suffered through during bouts of depression.

CBS 11–08/12/2014

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Texans Still Recovering After “Cruel” Life On Iowa Turkey Farm

There are two special men living in North Texas who now show little sign of the awful things that happened to them for so many years. For decades they, and 30 other Texans like them, called an Iowa schoolhouse home and gutted turkeys for $65 a month.

CBS 11–06/19/2014

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Two Dallas Police Officers On Leave After Shooting

Two Dallas police officers are on administrative leave after a shooting involving a man with mental health issues.

06/14/2014

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“Speak Your Mind” Campaign Tackles Mental Health Issues

The state is using new resources to help teens and young adults tackle mental health issues with its newly launched “Speak Your Mind” campaign.

06/09/2014

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Exhibit Shows Faces, Tells Stories Of Mentally Ill

“Fine Line: Mental Health/Mental Illness,” is an exhibit by photographer Michael Nye on the Southern Methodist Campus.

04/29/2014

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Rewards In Social Services Are Linked To Higher Education In Dallas

Higher education has allowed Lisa Ciminelli to get to where she is today, as assistant vice president of neighbor support services at CitySquare.

01/20/2014

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VA: Navy Gunman Didn’t Reveal Homicidal Thoughts

The Washington Navy Yard gunman visited two hospitals in the weeks before the rampage but did not say he was depressed or having thoughts of harming himself or others, the Veterans Affairs Department said Wednesday.

09/18/2013

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Navy Yard Shooter Told Authorities He Heard Voices Last Month

Investigators are looking into suspected shooter Aaron Alexis’ mental health. One month before the deadly rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, Alexis called police claiming he was hearing voices of people out to hurt him.

CBS 11–09/17/2013

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Another Mass Shooting Renews Mental Health Debate, Texas Near Bottom In Spending

Texas ranks near the bottom in regards to spending per mental health patient.

CBS 11–09/17/2013

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Oversight Committee Had Problems Getting VA Hospital Answers

Two members of Congress said their public oversight visit to the VA North Texas System Friday, only came after extensive work trying to quietly handle complaints behind closed doors.

CBS 11–08/30/2013

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