“Millions of Disabled and Poor Americans Encounter Discrimination When They Face Mental or Addictive Disorders, Says NAPHS”

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This March 26, 2014 InsuranceNewsNet.com article talks about the obstacles face by disabled people on Medicaid if they try to seek help for mental health issues.

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“Authorities: Fort Hood’s Shooter’s Mental Health Not ‘Precipitating Factor'”

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This April 4,2014 WESA Pittsburgh NPR News Radio article indicates that the shooter at Fort Hood likely did so after an escalating

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argument with colleagues and that his mental health likely was not a reason for his actions.

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“Patricia Deegan’s amazing story”

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This YouTube video was uploaded on August 8, 2013, but I’m not clear about who uploaded it.  The description which appears to be Hebrew translates to “A fascinating lecture from a woman patient with schizophrenia who is also Dr. psychology.” when I run it through Google Translate.  The video itself is in English though, and is of Pat Deegan discussing her story of being diagnosed with Schizophrenia in contrast to what the mental health system often offers people with mental illnesses and includes suggestions she has for how to change or improve the system.

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