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State Highlights: DOJ Outlines Efforts To Address Rural Safety Crisis In Alaska; Activists File Lawsuit Over New Hampshire’s Treatment Of Mental Health Patients In ERs

Media outlets report on news fro Alaska, New Hampshire, California, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Virginia, Minnesota, Florida, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Georgia, Ohio, Missouri, and Maryland. ProPublica: Justice Department Will Fund More Prosecutors, Jails And Cops In Rural Alaska The U.S. Department of Justice is adding federal prosecutors to pursue cases in remote Alaska towns and villages where… Read More »

Trump says US should build more mental health institutions to combat gun violence

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, August 15, 2019. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump says the U.S. should begin building more mental health institutions to combat the nation’s ongoing gun violence. Speaking to reporters before a campaign rally in New… Read More »

Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is ‘inaccurate’ and ‘stigmatizing,’ experts say

“We must reform our mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and make sure those people not only get treatment but when necessary involuntary confinement,” Trump said during a public address on Monday. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.” Yet mental health experts,… Read More »

Medical News Today: Are mental health diagnoses ‘scientifically meaningless’?

A study that analyzed key contents of a classic mental health handbook has questioned whether psychiatric diagnosis to identify distinct conditions has any scientific value. Mental health experts warn that many psychiatric diagnoses are ‘scientifically meaningless and can create stigma and prejudice.’ A Psychiatry Research paper describes how researchers found many inconsistencies and contradictions in… Read More »