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Court-ordered mental health treatment may save money

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - State-run programs that compel people with serious mental illness to get treatment may reduce costs, according to a new analysis of New York State's system known as Kendra's Law. Full story

Scientists warn of overwhelming costs of mental illness

LONDON (Reuters) - Health systems could be "overwhelmed" by the costs of coping with mental illnesses such as dementia, depression and addiction if nothing is done now to boost investment in research, leading neuroscientists said on Thursday. Full story

Kids 'hearing voices' may be at high suicide risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among teens in a new study from Ireland, those who reported hearing voices were at greatly elevated risk of attempting suicide within the year compared to their peers with or without mental disorders who did not experience voices. Full story

'Fatal Attraction,' Part 5

   Tom Toolan goes on trial for the first degree murder of Beth Lochtefeld.

Bipolar disorder tied to risk of disease, early death

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a large new study, people with bipolar disorder were more likely than those without the mental illness to die from a number of causes, and to die almost a decade younger. Full story

Privacy fears grow as Obama weighs expanded gun-buyer database

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mental health advocates are worried that the privacy of people who have received treatment for their illnesses could be jeopardized by a White House push to expand a database used to run background checks on gun buyers. Full story

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  Dr. Nancy Snyderman on the cures of mental illness

Talk therapy and psychotherapy, in conjunction with medication, help mental illness, Dr. Nancy Snyderman said.

  Russell Brand opens up world tour in Abu Dhabi

The comedian talks about his upcoming tour, “The Messiah Complex” and the benefits of stand-up comedy during his visit to Morning Joe.

  Get rid of extra pounds, clutter once and for all

Whether it’s extra stuff crowding your home or extra pounds crowding your waistline, professional organizer Dorothy Breininger can help you get rid of it. She talks about some of the tips featured in her new book, “Stuff Your Face or Face Your Stuff.”

  Bringing mental illness out of the shadows

Senior Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and actress Glenn Close talk about the nationwide effort to get millions of Americans suffering from mental illness the help they need.

  Glenn Close: National dialogue on mental illness needed

Actress Glenn Close talks about her role in the Obama administration’s campaign to raise awareness about mental health.

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