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Stigmatizing Media Portrayals: What Can We Do?

November 3, 2017

October 23, 2017 | By Emma Frankham The media often reports on individuals with mental illness. However, little is known about how accurately the media portrays these individuals. Are journalists getting mental illness “right?” It seems the answer is no. I analyzed news reports about individuals with mental illness who were killed by police during 2015 and 2016 and more »

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Mental Health On Capitol Hill Update

This summer, with the help of your advocacy, we defeated Congress’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. And just a few weeks ago, we fought back again against the dangerous Graham-Cassidy health reform bill. Now, the White House has announced plans that would make significant changes to mental health coverage. Meanwhile, congressional more »

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Arizona Spotlight Special: A Conversation About Youth Mental Illness

November 2, 2017

October 29, 2107 | This special episode of Arizona Spotlight features a discussion of the complexities of youth mental health, and is a companion to Arizona Public Media’s documentary Not Broken, which debuts Monday at 9 PM on PBS 6. Learn more about the documentary at the Not Broken website. For more information and resources more »

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The Arizona heat takes an extra toll on people with mental illness

October 19, 2017 | By Lily Altavena When she’s able to keep the voices under control, Teresa Jimenez Dupee hears a spelling bee in her head: a refrain of voices forming long words like superfluous, magnificent and commodities. But sometimes the voices are more sinister. They tell Jimenez Dupee she’s not pretty, not smart. They more »

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FDA Approves Medications For Tardive Dyskinesia

October 3, 2017

September 28, 2017 | By Ken Duckworth, M.D. Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a movement disorder that occurs in some people who take first-generation antipsychotics (such as haloperidol, chlorpromazine), and to a lesser degree, second-generation antipsychotics (such as aripiprazole or paliperidone). TD results in repetitive, involuntary movements commonly of the face, lips and limbs. Movement disorders were more »

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