Mental Health and Society

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Looking at Addiction and Suicide Through the Lens of Brain Science

From BBRF's Brain & Behavior Magazine - July 2019 Issue

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A Novel Way to Help People in Prisons and Jails with Severe Mental Illness

Q&A with Judge Steven Leifman

Judge, how do we find ourselves in the position we are in today, with an estimated half a million people with mental illnesses in our jails and prisons on an average day? How can this possibly have happened?

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Judge Faces the Challenge of the Criminalization of Mental Illness

Miami, Florida is famous for its sun, sand and sea. Less commonly known is the fact that it hosts the highest percentage of people with a mental illness of any urban area in the U.S.—three times the national average, to be exact.

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Homelessness and Mental Illness: A Challenge to Our Society

What is the prevalence of mental illness among people experiencing homelessness in the U.S.?

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