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March 2, 2017

By Chris Aiken, M.D. | Feb. 06, 2017 “You seem like you’re walking on eggshells,” our family therapist told me with a wise nod. The image of cracked eggs under my bare feet was strangely comforting compared to what our family was really going through. We were living with mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. Psychiatrists more »

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Depression top cause of disability, strikes young and old

By Stephanie Nebehay Reuters February 23, 2017 GENEVA (Reuters) – More than 4 percent of the world’s population lives with depression, and women, youth and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 more »

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Mental health’s impact on individuals, police and communities

March 1, 2017

February 24th 2017 | By Melanie Torre Families are demanding Texas find more resources to tackle mental health challenges. The state ranks 32nd in the nation in care, according to Mental Health America. Thursday, CBS Austin learned the woman who died in an officer-involved shooting in South Austin Wednesday struggled with mental illness. A family more »

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Local state senator files bill to help recruit psychiatrists to Texas

February 3, 2017

January 31, 2017 AUSTIN – A local state senator has proposed a measure that could help Texans get mental health treatment faster. The following is a press release from Senator Charles Schwertner’s office: Today, Senator Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) filed SB 674, legislation requiring the Texas Medical Board (TMB) to create an expedited licensure process that more »

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