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Senate resumes debate on SC's $5.8B spending plan

South Carolina Medicaid patients with AIDS, cancer or mental illness will have to use generic drugs if available under a budget measure the Senate agreed to Tuesday. Full story

Soldiers with mental illness more often get PTSD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Preexisting mental health problems could be setting soldiers up for posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, when they return from the battlefield, U.S. Navy researchers said Monday. Full story

Oahu's Mental Health Court holds graduation

A graduation ceremony is to be held for eight nonviolent felony offenders with serious mental illnesses. Full story

NV panel holds votes on prickly mental health cuts

Lawmakers voted to preserve a program that would help keep mentally handicapped people at home with their families, but they held off on the most controversial items of a touchy, $617 million mental health budget during a weekend meeting. Full story

Court: No involuntary commitment for Alzheimer's

A state appeals court ruled this week that Alzheimer's patients can't be committed against their will, saying involuntary commitment was only permissible for people with mental illnesses that can be treated. Full story

Minn. man who drowned baby son found mentally ill

A judge has ruled that a Twin Cities man who admitted drowning his infant son in a laundry tub last year is not guilty because he was mentally ill. Full story

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SC lawmakers halt access to brand-name drugs

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Mentally ill worry after Giffords shooting

Mental-health advocates denounce mug shot contest

Defense: Teen charged in boy's death mentally ill

NY aunt admits stabbing girls, pleads mentally ill

Deal resolves suit over care for La. prisoners

Schizophrenic Brain Cells Created in Lab

Federal report blasts NH's mental health system

Iowa judges unlikely to commit the mentally ill


  Michael Jackson’s sister stands against mental illness

Rebbie Jackson is going on tour to heighten awareness about mental illness, suicide and the help that's available — something her own daughter knows much about.