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Mental Illness (INACTIVE)

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  • Can you get PTSD from watching media coverage of an event? Maybe

    Post-traumatic stress disorder has been on psychiatry's books for just 23 years, and before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, no one ever entertained the possibility that watching disturbing images of trauma on TV could give rise to the disorder....
  • Mental health: A Virginia tragedy helps prompt Congressional training

    A Virginia tragedy, not quite a year after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut, prompted Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-Newport News, to join nine others to host a mental health training session so Members of Congress and their...
  • Amid scrutiny, a surge of suicides in L.A. County jails

    He was a handsome lad, with dark eyes and olive skin. In family photo albums, his smile was luminous, and he often had an arm around his little brother. When he was just 11, he took the initiative to raise thousands of dollars for the distraught family of...
  • It's a crime to house the mentally ill this way

    It's a crime to house the mentally ill this way
    If you routinely hear voices, hallucinate, sink into suicidal depression or suffer inescapable torment, Los Angeles has a place for you. The county jail. On Monday, the jail held 3,200 inmates diagnosed with a mental illness and accused of a crime....
  • Gun legislation failure dismays survivor of Texas mass shooting

    Gun legislation failure dismays survivor of Texas mass shooting
    Irma Garcia pulled back her sweater to show me where the bullet entered her shoulder and spun her around. It then torpedoed through her body and exited near the middle of her back. "I still have problems with it," she said, standing to show me how the...
  • Abandoning the shame of mental illness

    Abandoning the shame of mental illness
    Her husband had been emotionally unraveling for months; paranoid, delusional, his mind hijacked by stubborn mental illness and dangerous drugs. So when Erik Lamberg left his family in Hermosa Beach and set out for Oregon — to get sober, he said...
  • Where mentally ill inmates actually get some help

    Where mentally ill inmates actually get some help
    There is little in Andy's appearance or manner that offers a clue as to what he's been through. The arrests, the jailhouse beatings, the commitments. He's soft-spoken and unassuming, so much so that the story of his life doesn't seem to go with the man...
  • Early intervention would keep more out of L.A. County Jail's snake pit

    Early intervention would keep more out of L.A. County Jail's snake pit
    L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca has no medical background, but he is the de facto administrator of what he calls "the nation's largest mental hospital." "This is the system," he said, drawing a box on a piece of paper in his Monterey Park office last week....
  • Letters: New thinking on mental illness and prisons

    Re "Saving Andy, and taxpayers," Column, Aug. 11 Steve Lopez's endorsement of the mental rehabilitation program Step Up on Second reinforces the need to change the conversation about how to deal with prison overcrowding — from a focus on...
  • Prisons and American values

    Prisons and American values
    At nine prisons across California, more than 500 inmates continuing a hunger strike they began July 8 to protest what they call cruel and inhumane conditions, and this action — the third hunger strike in two years — must surely lead many...
  • More guns used in suicides than homicides

    More guns used in suicides than homicides
    When people think of gun violence, they typically think of a masked robber or a disturbed young man with an assault rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. In truth, the most common victim of fatal gun violence is a distraught man who, alone in a...