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Violent Arrest Leads to Police Investigation

A tape recorded by the man’s grandson shows one officer hitting 47-year-old Mario Crump with his baton multiple times after Crump, who was seated, kicked the officer’s partner to the ground.

04/03/2014

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Cook County Sheriff to Testify Before Congress

Tom Dart is scheduled to testify before a congressional committee about access to mental health services.

03/26/2014

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Study: Is Quitting Smoking Good For Mental Health?

A new local study finds quitting smoking is associated with mental health improvements.

02/12/2014

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Illinois Mental Health Database Checks For Gun Owners

A state database unveiled Monday will collect information designed to keep people with mental health problems from having access to guns.

01/13/2014

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Padded Walls, Not Prison Cells, For Some Missouri Sex Offenders

Currently, nearly 200 men are part of the SORTS program, not for what they’ve done but for what they might do in the future.

12/26/2013

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Nixon To Promote Training For Mental Health Jobs

Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday proposed awarding $20 million in grants to Missouri’s colleges and universities to prepare more students for employment in mental health.

12/18/2013

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Missouri Allocated $10M for Mental Health After Newtown

The Sandy Hook shootings not only sparked debates about gun control and school security, but also put the spotlight on mental health.

12/13/2013

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Washington U. Study Details Norture’s Effect on Adolescent Brains

“This study really gives us a more feasible, tangible target and suggests that early interventions that target parenting may be tremendously important,” Dr. Joan Luby explained.

10/29/2013

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Medicine And The Mind: How Prescription Drugs May Affect One’s Actions

How can prescription medications potentially affect cognitive function or mental well-being in patients, and to what extent could that interaction dictate one’s actions?

09/27/2013

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New Figures Show High Veteran Suicide Rate in Mo.

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly 25 percent of suicides in Missouri involve a veteran. That compares to some states, including Illinois, where the rate is as low as seven percent.

09/12/2013

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