Mental Illness

Mental Illness

National Organizations Target ‘Conversion Therapy’ Quacks with Historic Federal Consumer Fraud Complaint

Health
“Conversion therapy” practices have for decades been linked to serious harm, including depression, substance abuse, and even suicide. ...
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Dine Out for Mental Health with Lost Lake Cafe’ and NAMI Washington

Lost Lake Cafe' and Lounge
Local
NAMI Washington is teaming up with Lost Lake Café & Lounge for a “Dine Out For Mental Health” 24-hour benefit event on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. ...
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Student Sues China’s Ministry of Education for Claiming Homosexuality Can Be Cured

International
Qiu Bai, 20, is suing China’s Ministry of Education after discovering her school’s medical textbook says homosexuality is a disease that can be cured. ...
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Depressed Cake Shop Remembers Robin Williams with 30 Pounds of Chocolate

Robin Williams Cocoa Butter Paint
Entertainment
The Depressed Cake Shop has raised over $60,000 for local charities working in mental health by selling gray baked goods at pop up shops around the world. ...
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Author Wendy Parmley Offers ‘Hope After Suicide’

Wendy Parmley
Health
In her book, Hope after Suicide: One Woman's Journey from Darkness to Light, Parmley shares her healing journey following her mother's tragic death. ...
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The Meaning of Family: Chinese Dad Fights For Gay Son’s Equal Rights

International
In 2007, Lin Xiaotao came out to his best friend, a woman. She offered to marry him so his parents wouldn’t find out about his sexuality. ...
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Judge Rules Conversion Therapy Group Can’t Claim Homosexuality a Disorder

SPLC Plaintiffs Benjamin Unger and Chaim Levin
Top News Health
Conversion therapy is rejected by all major American medical, psychiatric, psychological and professional counseling organizations. ...
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Suicide Prevention: Forefront’s Efforts Offer New Hope

Top News Health Local
Two years ago, Washington became the first U.S. state to enact legislation requiring that mental health professionals be trained in suicide prevention. ...
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