mental illness

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Few Psychiatric Services Available; The Post-Prison Struggle To Acclimate

“The prison population, over 50 percent are either drug addicted or chronically mentally ill — they get very limited treatment.”


Does My Health Insurance Cover Mental Illness Care?

Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover mental illness care under the Affordable Care Act.


New Michigan Law Requires More Mental Health Services

Legislation has been signed into law to offer more treatment options in Michigan for people with mental illness, including those who are jailed or at risk of being imprisoned.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2014

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Mich. Mental Health Panel Makes Recommendations

One change recommended by the commission is to eradicate the phrase “mental retardation” from Michigan laws.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/21/2014

The University of Michigan central campus.

UM Among International Group Seeking Genetic Variants Leading To Mental Illness

Several newly discovered genetic variants may increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or both, according to an international research consortium that includes the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/18/2011


Talent Show For Mental Illness Awareness

Former Bob Seger drummer will judge a talent show after recent research revealed that mental illness and suicide is on the rise amongst youth in Lake Orion.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/19/2011

New Psych Bible: Is Everyone Crazy?

Is anyone normal anymore? An updated edition of the medical reference doctors use to diagnose mental illnesses could include a range of brand-new disorders, including some that describe thought patterns and behaviors that have long […]


Detroit Nonprofit Seeks to Help Older Adults With Mental Illness

Anne Osmer Reporting We hear of older people going into nursing homes, but it’s not as common to hear about them leaving.   John Sczomak, unit direct of Older Adult Services at Neighborhood Service Organization, […]