National Alliance on Mental Illness

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

Mugshot of Eddie Ray Routh. (credit: Erath Co. Sheriff’s Office)

Mental Health Advocate: PTSD Needs Greater Attention

Mental health advocates like Dana Beard say cases like Eddie Routh’s are signs of a flawed health care system. Despite his family’s efforts to have him treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after returning from duty in Iraq, there are no laws allowing family members to have relatives committed.

02/05/2013

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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

Dallas is one of the most stressed out cities. (credit: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images)

Millions Suffer From Mental Illness, Half Do Not Get Treatment

Friends of Adam Lanza’s mother say she was frustrated by a lack of support for families dealing with mental illn

CBS 11–12/18/2012