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Father of James Holmes thought 'he might be depressed'

...didn't know his son suffered from mental illness until he killed 12 people at a...Holmes said he wasn't aware of mental illness in the family until investigators...defense is trying to show that mental illness reduced his moral culpability...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/father-james-holmes-thought-he-might-
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'The conversation we're stuck with'

...moment growing out of horror.Each time mental illness is cited as a possible factor in a high-profile...setbacks to their efforts to destigmatize mental illness."Most people who suffer from mental illness are not violent, and most violent acts...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/conversation-were-stuck
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Anchorage artist plans suicide awareness sculptures

...experienced what she described as "a spectrum of mental illness," a web of disorders including overwhelming depression...conditions, trauma, persistent grief, chronic illness, mental illness."Their frozen procession into the water is meant...

http://juneauempire.com/alaska/2015-07-29
Art
State still treats mental illness as a crime

...Alaska in the 1950s and had a mental illness. You could have been locked up...In 2015, Alaska still treats mental illness as a crime. Psychiatric patient...patients in Alaska. In itself, mental illness is not a crime, and any person...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-06-18/state-still-treats-mental-illness-cri
Letters
Federal charges including hate crimes for accused shooter

...victim's race or religion as opposed to other factors frequently invoked by defense attorneys, such as drug addiction or mental illness.Last year, a federal appeals court in Ohio overturned hate-crime convictions against Amish men and women accused...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/federal-charges-including-hate-crimes
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NAMI to host mental illness coping course

...program will meet every Monday and Wednesday to discuss how to support someone living with a newly diagnosed chronic mental illness. The meetings are free and consist of a 12-session course for family members, friends and caregivers. NAMI will...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-01/nami-host-mental-illness-coping-cou
Neighbors
After all is said in theater attack trial, was Holmes sane?

...insanity verdict, by suffering from mental illness so severe that it rendered him...survival stories, the signs of mental illness that Holmes showed well before...about delusions, schizophrenia, mental illness and her methods for determining...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-14/after-all-said-theater-attack-trial-w
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Lawyers in theater shooting trial make final appeals to jury

...controlled by his schizophrenia."The mental illness caused this to happen. Only the mental illness caused this, and nothing else," King...pleaded with jurors to believe that Holmes' mental illness was the sole cause of the attack. On the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-15/lawyers-theater-shooting-trial-make-f
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Jury quickly convicts theater shooter of murder

...present him as a once-promising student so crippled by mental illness that he couldn't reveal his struggles to anyone...life. Those will probably include more evidence of mental illness and a sympathetic portrayal of his childhood. Prosecutors...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-17/jury-quickly-convicts-theater-shooter
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Local filmmaker Hebert to make "Yuuyaraq" into a film

...Yuuyaruq's loss and how its rediscovery is healing communities.Like with his previous film, "Crazy," which focuses on mental illness and homelessness, Hebert tries to bring to light what we might otherwise ignore, sweep under the rug, or forget...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-15/local-filmmaker-hebert-make-yuuyaraq-film
Art

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