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Body Of Missing Michigan Doctor Found In Indiana Lake Body Of Missing Michigan Doctor Found In Indiana Lake

On Sunday, authorities pulled out a body from Lake Charles that was later positively identified as Teleka Patrick. Patrick, 30, who was last seen in in Kalamazoo, Michigan, had been reported missing since December. She failed to show up at work …

Amanda Bynes Looks Healthy, Happy at Fashion School Event Amanda Bynes Looks Healthy, Happy at Fashion School Event

Amanda Bynes looked happy and healthy when she appeared at an event on Friday held at her school, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in L.A. She posed for photos with her parents as they checked out the projects …

Rick Warren Works On Mental Health Ministry In Memory Of Son’s Suicide Rick Warren Works On Mental Health Ministry In Memory Of Son’s Suicide

Pastor Rick Warren, author of best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life, is working on a new ministry a year after his son’s death. Matthew Warren, Pastor Warren’s 27-year-old son, committed suicide by shooting himself last year. He had been struggling …

Exorcism Deaths Result Of Mental Illness? Exorcism Deaths Result Of Mental Illness?
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Maryland natives are reeling from a horrific event that occurred in Germantown this past Friday. Montgomery County Police responded to a 9-1-1 call about a knife outside a car covered in blood where a child was left unattended. Law enforcement …

Depression in Children: Numbers Are Rising Depression in Children: Numbers Are Rising
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“Children” and “depression” are two words no one wants to see put together, but according to a UK study, it appears that the occurrence of childhood depression is on the rise. The UK’s National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence …

Genetic Markers Linked to Schizophrenia Genetic Markers Linked to Schizophrenia

The causes of mental illnesses are often obscured in a cloud of of environmental, genetic, and personal factors. Now, one study has uncovered a framework for the genetic portion of schizophrenia. The study, published this week in the journal Nature …

40 Patients Escape From Kenyan Mental Hospital 40 Patients Escape From Kenyan Mental Hospital
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According to a BBC News report, forty mentally ill patients have broken out of a mental hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. The patients reportedly escaped by overpowering guards at the facility after a protest about their medications. Kenyan police have told …

Mental Health Linked to Childhood Stress in Mice Mental Health Linked to Childhood Stress in Mice

A new study has found a link between a stress-induced hormone in adolescence and genetic changes that can cause severe mental illness. The study, published recently in the journal Science, could lead to new treatments for schizophrenia, severe depression, or …

Mental Health Could Be Affected By Social Isolation, Shows Study Mental Health Could Be Affected By Social Isolation, Shows Study
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A new study suggests that isolation can result in reduced production of myelin – a protective nerve fiber – and could contribute to developing mental illness. Myelin acts as an “insulating material” around the areas of nerve cells that send …