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Raising awareness of mental illness

...That's very common, and people don't understand that it's based on a disease." Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, causes severe shifts in a person's mental state. Severe mental illnesses collectively affect one in five Americans...
Police talk man out of jumping from building

...I was called in to talk to him because I was trained in crisis negotiating." Campbell said the man suffers from manic depression and was upset over the impending holidays, Juneau's dark days and the cold weather. When someone is in crisis...
Free screenings to help people identify depression

...who sign up for the free screenings will have the opportunity to hear an educational presentation on depression and manic depression, complete a written screening test, and talk one-on-one with a mental health professional. With rain and darkness...
In the stacks: new adult fiction

...with a lovely cat and lots of friends and a long life ahead of her. But she's decided she's had enough of the manic depression she's suffered from since she was a teen, and she's not going out the way her mom did, taking someone else...
Neighbors Briefs

...depression screens The Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc., will be offering free screenings for depression and manic depression on Thursday, Oct. 11. National Depression Screening Day is held on the Thursday of Mental Illness Awareness Week...
Training provides support for family members of mentally ill

...preferred term for mental illnesses. The biochemical basis of brain disorders - schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), clinical depression, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder - is covered in the class, as are different...
Budget cuts and mental health services

...chronic mental illness: These are people with long-term illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar illness (manic depression). These persons require community support to prevent hospitalization and homelessness. JAMHI serves approximately...
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Mentally ill criminals to get treatment 7/6/98

...jails suffered from mental illness and that about half of those illnesses were serious, including schizophrenia and manic depression. ``The jails have become the mental institutions of the '90s,'' said Ron Honberg, director of legal affairs...
Suspect in rape was diagnosed as bipolar

...diagnosed Scholes with bipolar disorder, a mental illness characterized by wide mood swings that's also known as manic depression. Abernathy referred him to psychiatrist Vernon Stillner, who prescribed lithium. By late July, Scholes had been...


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