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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

Personal photo of suspected Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. (credit: Kristi Suthamtekwakul)

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

Personal photo of suspected Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. (credit: Kristi Suthamtekwakul)

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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Study: Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia

New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.

07/16/2013

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West First Reponder Posts Erratic Facebook Messages Days After Explosion

Social media posts from Bryce Reed, the West first responder arrested for possessing bomb making materials, may give some insight into what he was thinking in the days after the explosion.

CBS 11–05/10/2013

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Texas Mental Health Funding Leaves Gaps

Prompted by the attacks of deranged gunmen on a schoolhouse in Connecticut and a movie theater in Colorado, state lawmakers are rushing to plug holes in the system.

03/30/2013

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Army Releases New Reforms For Treating PTSD

The Army has ordered nearly 50 reforms for diagnosing and treating soldiers with post-traumatic stress and other behavioral health issues.

CBS 11–03/08/2013

Texas Lawmakers Hear Mental Health Concerns

When treatment center coordinator Amy Pierce thinks back to her descent into mental illness, she recalls the attempts she made to take her own life. But she also remembers the counseling services that saved her.

02/28/2013

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Mental Health Advocate Says Violence Is “Lack Of Treatment”

North Texas folk song writer and musician Heather McCeady has been hospitalized twice with manic depression. Two of her relatives suffering the same condition committed suicide. McCready now adds ‘Mental Health Advocate’ to her list of titles.

01/16/2013

Commissioner Leads Call For More Mental Health Funding

John Wiley Price and others are trying to secure increased funding for North Texas mental health and substance abuse treatment.

CBS 11–01/03/2013

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