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Listen to some of the most powerful calls about mental health problems in NJ

Listen to some of the most heartbreaking calls about how NJ residents are looking for help, either for themselves or loved ones and how difficult it is.

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Rutgers program to help NJ veterans get medical care sooner

Rutgers University has launched a new statewide initiative to speed up the process for New Jersey veterans trying to get medical and mental health care.

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Political expert on gun control veto override: ‘Attacking gun owners is like cat nip’

Senate Democrats overrode a Gov. Chris Christie veto Thursday, pushing back against his rejection of a gun control bill that would prevent those with histories of mental illness from legally owning firearms.

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Do enough New Jersey cops get mental health training?

Not all police in New Jersey are trained on how to deal with subjects suffering from mental illnesses — even though some of the highest-profile crimes across the country have been committed by people dealing with mental crises.

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

This is Mental Health Awareness Month, dedicated to bringing light to mental issues that, for too long, have been cloaked in darkness.

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Study – Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help

Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.

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Mental health concerns are increasing among college students

Mental health issues are on the rise among college students, the numbers suggest, and parents and high schools are being encouraged to play a bigger role in dissolving the problem.

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Doctor shares expertise on pilot mental health screening

Amidst the flurry of information flying around about Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot who reportedly had a history of mental health issues, Dr. Jacqueline Brunetti called in to give her expert advice on screenings for pilots in the US.

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Loneliness linked to increased chance of death, says study

A new study looks into the problematic public health issue that is affecting people everywhere.

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Lacey Spears, indicted June 17, 2014, in White Plains, N.Y., on charges of depraved murder and manslaughter in the death of her son, 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears.  (AP Photo/Westchester County District Attorney, File)
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Experts: Social media can feed Munchausen by proxy

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Experts say the case of a mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death with salt appears be an example of how social media feeds into Munchausen by proxy, a disorder in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention and sympathy.

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